WSO pops with its annual holiday concert

Staff writer

Few things get one in the holiday mood more than a festive rendition of “A Charleston Christmas" or "Sleigh Ride.” The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra has created a seasonal mix of such songs sure to entertain the whole family.

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual Holiday Pops Concerts Dec. 1-2.

The concert runs the same weekend as Colonial Williamsburg’s Grand Illumination. The concerts are held at the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, a short walk from the festivities on Duke of Gloucester Street.

“The WSO's Holiday Pops concerts have become an exciting way to kick off the holiday season for the Williamsburg community,” said WSO Executive Director Carolyn Keurajian.

This year’s concerts will be conducted by Janna Hymes and feature soloist Emmanuel Atiyeh.

Also, for the first time, the WSO will collaborate with a 60-person chorus made up of singers from the Bruton Parish Choirs, under the direction of Rebecca Davy and the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, under the direction of Christopher Bechtler.

Want to attend?

There will be two concerts on Dec. 1, with the first from 1:30-2:25 p.m. and the second from 3-3:55 p.m. There will be another two concerts on Dec. 2, with the first from 2:30-3:25 p.m. and the second from 4-4:55 p.m.

All four concerts will take place at the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church on 215 Richmond Road.

Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at

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