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Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concert

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, conductor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
with guest choruses
Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus
     for matinees on Dec 16, 17, 23
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus
     for evenings Dec 17, 21, 22
Cleveland State University Chorale
     for concerts Dec 14, 15
College of Wooster Chorus
     for concerts Dec 15, 16


At a Glance
Celebrate the holiday season with The Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus in these annual offerings of music for the Christmas Season, including sing-alongs, guest choruses, and a surprise visitor — all in the festive yuletide splendor of Severance Hall.

The Cleveland Orchestra's 2017 Christmas Concerts

     are sponsored by Dollar Bank.

program includes:
"Hark! the Herald Trumpets Sing"
"Deck the Halls"
Christmas Day: Choral Fantasy on Old Carols, by Gustav Holst
Men of Goodwill: Variations on a Christmas Carol, by Benjamin Britten
"Holly and the Ivy," arranged by Stephen Paulus
"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"
"I Saw Three Ships"
"We Three Kings"
"Hallelujah" Chorus from Messiah, by George Frideric Handel
Sleigh Ride, by Leroy Anderson
Troika, from Lieutenant Kije, by Sergei Prokofiev
"The Twelve Days of Christmas," arranged by John Rutter
"The First Noel"
"Adeste Fideles"
"Away in a Manger"
"Angels We Have Heard on High"

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About the Concert

Information about the music and performers is printed in program books distributed free-of-charge at most Cleveland Orchestra concerts. The program notes are usually available on-line ahead of time (see link below).

On-Line FlipBook
Click or tap here to read this week's program book as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer. 
(2017-18, Holiday Festival)

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A variety of parking options are available for concerts at Severance Hall, including guaranteed pre-paid parking passes (purchased through the Ticket Office or via this website) for many but not all events.

The Case Western Reserve University Campus Center Garage is located directly adjacent to Severance Hall (parking entrance is off East Boulevard), with stair and elevator access to Severance Hall.  Event parking in the Campus Center Garage can be purchased for $11 per vehicle when space permits. However, the garage often fills up well before concert time and only patrons who purchase pre-paid parking passes are ensured a parking space. 

close croppedPre-Paid Parking for the Campus Center Garage can be purchased for many concerts in advance for $15 per concert by calling the Ticket Office or through this website.  Pre-paid parking guarantees you a space, but availability of pre-paid parking passes is limited.  

If you are purchasing online via this website, you will have the opportunity after selecting your concert tickets to add pre-paid parking (if pre-paid parking is available for your performance) to your order.  Please note that each pre-paid parking pass is for a specific date and concert).

Parking can also be purchased through the Ticket Office by calling 216-231-1111.

Limited additional event parking is available in the Case Western Reserve University Lot 1 off Euclid Avenue across from Severance Hall, or at the University Circle Lot 13A on Adelbert Road, and at the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking garage on East Boulevard.  Space at these lots may be particularly limited during weekday daytime hours.  Some on-street parking is also available, but often fills up well before curtain time.

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Severance Restaurant

Lunch With Santa 

DEC 16, 17, & 23

Enjoy a special holiday lunch with Santa at Severance Restaurant, prior to matinee performances.


Severance Restaurant at Severance Hall is operated by Marigold Catering and features contemporary American cuisine in an elegant setting.  The restaurant is perfect for a quick bite or leisurely dinner before the concert, or post-concert offerings on select evenings.

The restaurant is located on the street level of Severance Hall along East Boulevard. 

For Severance Restaurant reservations, 
please call 216-231-7373 anytime,
or reserve online:

Click here to reserve your table

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