It's almost time for our first holiday concert in over a decade, and we thought you may have a few questions....
Q. When and where is the concert?
Monday, December 23, at 7:00pm — at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, in downtown Olympia.
Q. How much are tickets?
This concert is our holiday gift to the community, so there are no tickets necessary! Donations, however, are gratefully accepted and appreciated.
Q. Is there a suggested donation?
No. Together, our generous sponsors, Olympic Dermatology & Laser Clinic, Olympic Rental & Landlord Services, and Thomas Architecture Studios will match the first $6,000 in donations. This is a great opportunity to stretch your year-end gift to the Olympia Symphony! We will be welcoming cash, check, and credit card donations in the lobby.
Q. May I reserve my seat?
This is a general admission concert, and seating will be first-come and based on availability. You will see some reserved seats in the Loge, which are designated for our concert sponsors.
Q. What if all the seats fill?
We will be asking ushers and guests to fill empty gaps as people are seated so we can accommodate all guests up to the Washington Center's 983-seat capacity. There is tremendous excitement in the community about this concert, and we are expecting a full house!
Q. What if I require ADA seating?
The Washington Center ushers will be happy to assist you. If you have further questions, please call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.
Q. What time should I arrive?
The doors will open at 6:00, and seating will begin shortly after the orchestra finishes their on-stage soundcheck at 6:20.
Q. What about parking?
Metered street parking is free from December 12-24 (thank you, City of Olympia!). Allowing extra time for parking and being prepared to walk are always wise ideas.
Q. What should I wear?
We always welcome casual as well as "fancy" dress at all our concerts. For this special concert, our musicians will be dressed in their favorite festive outfits. We can't wait to see what they come up with!
Q. Are children welcome?
Audience members of all ages are always welcome at our concerts. This concert will be especially appealing to our younger friends, as they will recognize (and be able to sing!) many of the tunes.
Q. How long is the concert? Is there an intermission?
The concert will run roughly one hour, with no intermission.
Q. What type of music can I expect?
We will be performing a mix of traditional Christmas carols and nostalgic holiday favorites. Audience sing-alongs are marked with an asterisk (*).
A Christmas Festival (Anderson)
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year *
Frosty the Snowman *
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas *
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer *
Caroling Set No. 4 (Shakarian)
I'll be Home for Christmas *
"Tick-Tock Polka," from Die Fledermaus
Christmas Singalong (Finnegan)*
Joy to the World
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Away in a Manger
Deck the Hall
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Q. How will I know the words for the sing-alongs?
We chose music that should be familiar to you, and lyrics will be provided in a program as well as projected on a screen above the orchestra. The songs will be led by our fabulous sing-along leaders, Jill Barnes (Washington Center Executive Director) and Nadine Bozeman (Olympia Youth Chorus Artistic Director).
Q. Will there be snow?