Joyous Holiday Concerts


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As the weather turns colder and shopping becomes a battlefield, it can be hard to remember the beauty of the season. Cornelia Laemmli Orth and Symphony of the Mountains invite you to refill your Yuletide cheer as we present our beloved holiday concerts honoring the traditions of the season. “Traditions” Holiday Concerts will be performed on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center in Kingsport, TN and Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3:00pm at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA.

This annual family favorite is overflowing with festive carols and sacred holiday selections. Repertoire includes favorites such as:


  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Chestnuts Roasting
  • Handel, Messiah Halleluja
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • It’s a wonderful life: Christmas Even Finale


Performing with our fully professional orchestra and Voices of the Mountains choral group this year will be several special guests; one hundred and sixty students from Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy – a regional youth choir, seventy students from Mountain Mission School Choir – an award winning children’s choir from Grundy, VA, and eighty students from Academy of Strings – a youth music school from Johnson City, TN. The stage will be filled with the sights and sounds of holiday cheer amid an indoor snow flurry.


Join the performers and Santa after the concert for our traditional cookie and punch reception sponsored by our Women’s Symphony Committee. There will be an opportunity to take a picture with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas. Just make sure you’ve been good!


Tickets to this delightful afternoon event are only $25 with all children and students admitted free. Group discounts for 10+ are available by calling the Symphony Box Office.


To order your tickets, call Symphony of the Mountains Box Office at (423) 392-8423 or visit us on the web at


Sponsored by: Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, City of Kingsport, Eastman Chemical Company, Eastman Credit Union, James & Laura Rogers Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. McGlothlin, Marcia & Marvin Gilliam, Jr. Foundation, The Estate of James C. Martin In Memory of Mary B. Martin, National Endowment for the Arts, Pro-Art Association, Tennessee Arts Commission, Town of Abingdon, United Companies Charitable Foundation, John & Karen Vann, Women’s Symphony Committee