We’re dreaming of a white-sand Christmas.
Presented by MOO
This holiday season we’re headed to the Caribbean for everyone’s favorite concert, Holiday Cheer! Steel drum band Pan Nation, along with the Colorado Chorale, join our beach party to bring the rhythm of the islands to the Antonia Brico Stage. December 21 & 22, soak up the season with timeless classics like the “Hallelujah Chorus” or the beloved-film score from It’s a Wonderful Life. Music Director Lawrence Golan conducts.
Suite from It’s a Wonderful Life
Arr. Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett
The Many Moods of Christmas Suite No. 3
George Whitefield Chadwick
“Noël” from Symphonic Sketches
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
“March” from The Nutcracker
Caribbean Sleigh Ride
Arr. Tom Miller
O Come All Ye Faithful
Go Tell It On the Mountain
Arr. Calvin Custer
Chanukah Festival Overture
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
“Calypso” from Three Pieces for Steel Drums and Orchestra
George Frideric Handel
“Hallelujah Chorus” from The Messiah
A Holly Jolly Sing-Along!
Kevin T. Padworski
Artistic Director, Colorado Chorale
Director, Pan Nation
We host activities before, during and after each concert. More Than Music events are free to attend for all ticket holders. You can save your concert hall seats by displaying the “Save The Seat” message printed on the back cover of our concert programs.
Wine and Craft Beer (Dec. 21 only) 🍻
Clink a glass of wine from Ursula Brewery! Sorry kids, this More than Music event is 21+ only. Starting at 6:15pm; $6.
OMG SANTA! 🎅
Everyone’s favorite jolly elf will make a special photo op appearance, and then you too will be able to say, “I know him!” Supported by RiNo Dental.
Non Sibi String Quartet 🎻
Get in the holiday spirit with a prelude by the talented young musicians from the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. Starting at 6:15pm / 1:15pm in the lobby.
Hot Cocoa Bar 🍫
Sugar rush! Load your hot cocoa up with all kinds of marshmallows, candy canes and whipped cream!
Postcards from the Caribbean 📫
Make all your friends and family jealous when you send them a beachin’ postcard from the Caribbean. You write ’em, we’ll mail ’em! Presented by MOO
Complimentary Coffee ☕️
Our friends at Purple Door Coffee will be brewing java for you to enjoy. Starting at 6:15pm/1:15pm.
During the concert, we live-tweet photos, facts and tidbits about the music you’re listening to. Follow along, share and interact with us and other concert-goers on Twitter. @denverphilorch
Reception & Bake Sale 🍪
Get your hands on some cookies and homemade holiday treats! Diets don’t start ’til January.
Nightcap (Dec. 21 only) 🥃
After the concert, join DPO musicians, staff, board members and volunteers for a drink just across the street at The University Club.