The Delta Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual Christmas concert, conducted by Dr. Neale Bartee. The concert will open with the spectacular "Bells of Christmas" arranged by Bob Krogstad. The Medley includes Ding Don Merrily on High, The Bell Carol, Silver Bells, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, and Jingle Bells.
The combined choirs of Arkansas State University are featured in John Rutter's Gloria. The A-State Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Community Choir are directed by Dr. Ryan Sullivan. The Male Ensemble and Women's Choir are directed by Cherie Collins. Soloists are Dr. Marika Kyriakos, Teri Modelevsky, and Dia Sawyer.
A special feature of the program will be music from the Nutcracker Ballet by Peter Tchaikovsky. Ballerinas from the Foundation of Arts will perform the scenes titled Sugar Plum, Coda, and Final Waltz and Apotheosis. Kristi Pulliam is the director; LeeAnn King and Abi Mason are the choreographers.
Also, children will be invited to the stage to hear Matt Cavenaugh narrate "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with orchestral accompaniment arranged by Bill Holcombe.