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Cleveland Orchestra Christmas Concert

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Richard Kaufman, conductor
and the

Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
and guest choruses:

  • Blossom Festival Chorus
  • Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus (Matinees)
  • Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus Chamber Ensemble (Dec. 19, 20, 21, 22)
  • Wooster Chorus from The College of Wooster (Dec. 13, 14)
  • Cleveland State University Chorale (Dec. 13, 14 [M])
  • Ursuline College Choir (Dec. 15)

Concert Details

A heartwarming holiday concert for the whole family.

Celebrate the holiday season with The Cleveland Orchestra and Choruses in these annual offerings of music for the season, including sing-alongs and a very special guest — all in the festive Yuletide splendor of Severance Hall.

CIBC is proud sponsor of The Cleveland Orchestra's 2019 Christmas Concerts.


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Lunch With Santa

Available prior to our 2:30pm matinee concerts on Dec. 14, 15, 21, and 22., arrive early and join us for a special brunch buffet menu:

Butternut Squash
Split Pea

Greek Salad

Create your own Pasta Station

Carved Roasted Turkey, Prime Rib, and Glazed Ham
Chicken Piccata
Broiled Salmon
Roasted Vegetables

Assorted Fruits and Desserts

$32 for Adults
$16 kids 12 and under

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Program Book

Information and background about the music are 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 links below).

On-Line FlipBook
Click or tap here to read the program book for these concerts as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer.  (2019-20 December Holiday Festival, published on December 10.)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook (
Or click or tap here to read about the concert on your phone with our mobile-friendly ExpressBook, available the week of the concert.

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There are a number of parking options around Severance Hall, the most convenient one being Case Western Reserve University's Campus Center Garage (entrance off East Blvd.).

Pre-Paid Parking (Campus Center Garage)
Parking passes can be purchased in advance during the online ticketing process, through most concert pages (see under "Buy Tickets," above, for availability), or by calling the Ticket Office (216-231-1111). Availability is limited, and parking passes are only valid for specific dates and concerts.

For additional parking options in the University Circle area surrounding Severance Hall, please view this printable map.

For more parking tips and information, see our section on Directions & Parking.

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The Cleveland Orchestra Preservation Fund

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