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    Christmas cheer for all to hear!

    Light your candles & get your jingle bells ready for a night filled with Christmas sing-alongs and classical music hits with a magical fireworks filled finale under the stars. 

    West Australian Symphony Orchestra is absolutely delighted to join forces with Lotterywest, the City of Perth and Variety, the children’s charity, to create Perth’s largest outdoor Christmas concert, Christmas Symphony!

    We have injected more of the festive spirit into Symphony in the City, our annual outdoor celebration of classical music, to kick off summer with this new and extended program.

    Commencing with a Welcome to Country presented by Olman Walley and including a performance by Gina Williams, Guy Ghouse and students from Wesley College, Christmas Symphony is an event with something for everyone.

    Hosted by Channel 9’s Louise Momber and Michael Thomson, Christmas Symphony will feature a complete program of classical music hits and everyone’s favourite Christmas carols. Families can sing-along to Jingle Bells and Silent Night while also enjoying the sparkling Overture to Bernstein’s Candide, Jupiter from Holst’s The Planets and Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular 1812 Overture, featuring a spectacular fireworks-filled finale.

    This magical evening will feature more than 150 performers on stage including West Australian Symphony Orchestra, WASO Chorus, Variety Choir and special guests including the one and only, Santa.

    Families can enjoy a picnic and pre-show entertainment in Langley Park from 5pm. The full program for the evening will be announced on Wednesday 5 December.

    We will light up the night at Langley Park on Saturday 15 December from 5pm.

    The Evening's Program:

    Pre-concert entertainment 
    Variety Heart Scholarship Winners:

    5:25 – 5:45pm Lilyan Smith (vocalist)
    5:50 – 6:20pm Lachlan Glover Quartet (saxophone & trumpet)

    7:00pm Welcome to Country

    7:30pm​ Christmas Symphony​​

    ANDERSON Christmas Festival 
    BERNSTEIN Candide: Overture
    JOHN WILLIAMS “With Malice Toward None” from Lincoln
    HOLST Jupiter from The Planets
    COPLAND Simple Gifts from Appalachian Spring
    ANDERSON Sleigh Ride

    Christmas Carols - Featuring the WASO Chorus and the Variety WA Youth Choir
    Oh come all ye faithful
    Away in a Manger
    Hark the Herald Angels Sing
    Silent Night
    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    Jingle Bells
    Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
    We wish you a Merry Christmas 

    TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
    TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture   


    Download the Christmas Symphony Program here.

    Christmas Symphony will be streamed live on our Facebook page from 7pm. Like our page to receive a notification.

    For all Lotterywest Christmas Symphony event information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    West Australian Symphony Orchestra presents Lotterywest Christmas Symphony, a City of Perth Celebration with Variety, the children’s charity is supported by:

    Lotterywest | City of Perth | Burswood Park Board | Crown Perth | Channel 9 | The West Australian | The Sunday TimesABC Radio Perth | Variety WA


    RSVP is not required, however, to stay up to date with event announcements, we recomend clicking attending on the Facebook event

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