LaGrange Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Holiday Presence!’

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 12, 2015

Report prepared by LSO staff



LaGRANGE — The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra continues its 2015-16 concert series with “Holiday Presence!” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College.

Selections include music from “The Nutcracker,” Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival” and the traditional holiday sing-a-long. Joining the symphony are members of a special area honors chorus, comprised of select members for the high school choral groups of LaGrange High School, directed by Katie Westbrook, and Troup High School, directed by Kathy Kirby.

This combined chorus, under the direction of Beth Everett, associate professor of music and director of choral activities at LaGrange College, will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D Major” with the symphony. The soloists for the number will be Everett and Andrea Mueller, adjunct professor of voice at Georgia College and State University in Atlanta.

“The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra is looking forward to s a wonderful evening of music and sharing the holiday spirit with the community,” said Richard Prior, music director and conductor for the orchestra. “This community has a wealth of talent and we are excited to have these young musicians from across the community join us for this concert.”

This concert is close to a sell out and concertgoers are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance from the Symphony office by calling 706-882-0662 prior to the day of the concert. Tickets will also be sold, pending availability, at the Callaway Auditorium box office beginning at 6:45 p.m. the night of the concert.

Doors will open at 7 p.m., and concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early. There is no pre-concert lecture for this concert.

Adult tickets are $30 for Mezzanine seating and $20 for seats in the orchestra and gallery. Special value seats in the first four rows of the orchestra section are available for $10.

All tickets for students 12 and older are $5. Children under 12 are admitted free with an adult but will need a ticket.

For tickets or more information, please contact the LSO office at 706-882-0662 or email or visit us online at