Event Calendar

Holiday Pops

A great annual Columbus tradition continues as Ronald J. Jenkins leads the Columbus Symphony and Chorus in some of the season’s most-loved holiday songs and carols. Santa will also stop by to help spread the holiday cheer!

Ronald J. Jenkins, Conductor
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Columbus Symphony Chorus
Columbus Children's Choir
Jeanne Wohlgamuth, Artistic Director
Justin Gibbs and Joanie Evans, dancers
BalletMet Academy Dancers
Steven Crawford, narrator
Santa and Mrs. Claus

We invite you to bring an unwrapped toy to Holiday Pops for the Firefighters 4 Kids toy drive. If you bring a new toy you’ll receive a voucher for one free lawn tickets to an upcoming summer 2018 Picnic with the Pops outdoor performance. Limit one ticket per person.


CRAIG COURTNEY            Holiday “Pops” Overture                                                                                                                                                     

FRANZ SCHUBERT             Ave Maria

                                                          Joanna Frankel, violin                                                                      

JOHN RUTTER                     Gloria in Excelsis Deo

PAVEL CHESNOKOV         Spaséniye Sodélal Yesí

                                                          Salvation is created in the midst of earth, O God. Alleluia.

LEONARD BERNSTEIN     Chichester Psalms                                   

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS       Fantasia on “Greensleeves”           

                                                         Justin Gibbs and Joanie Evans, dancers                                               

SHAW-BENNETT                 “I Saw Three Ships and “Deck the Halls” from

                                                  The Many Moods of Christmas, Suite IV

SMITH-BERNARD-              Winter Wonderland





SCOTT HALE                        Brassy Holidays

DAVID WILLCOCKS          Fanfares and Carols (audience sing along)                                   

                                                        O Come, All Ye Faithful

                                                       The First Nowell

                                                       Hark the Herald Angels Sing              

BOB CHILCOTT                   The Shepherd’s Carol 

Arr. CALDWELL/IVORY   Go Where I Send Thee!

MACK WILBERG                Ding Dong Merrily on High

                                                      Justin Gibbs and Joanie Evans, dancers

LEROY ANDERSON            Sleigh Ride


arr. HUFF/BATTENBERG   All I Want for Christmas

arr. KENT/HAYES                I’ll Be Home for Christmas              

RANDOL BASS                     The Night Before Christmas

                                                    Steven Crawford, narrator

                                                     BalletMet Academy Dancers

HERMANN/WENDEL         We Need a Little Christmas