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Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
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Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Will Perform Holiday Concert December 8

Maestro Stephen Alltop will conduct the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra (CUSO) in Holiday Glories, joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, The Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, and soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg at  Krannert Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Glories | Stephen Alltop, Music Director & Conductor
Thursday, December 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
with
University of Illinois Oratorio Society
Andrew Megill, Director
Central Illinois Children’s Chorus
Josefien Stoppelenburg, Soprano

Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme| J. S. Bach
Gloria| Francis Poulenc
Andrew Megill, conducting
University of Illinois Oratorio Society
Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano
A Chanukah Overture | Robert Wendel
The Twelve Gifts of Christmas | Jeff Tyzik
Central Illinois Children’s Chorus
Sleigh Ride | Leroy Anderson
Christmas Angels Sing-Along | arr. Naughtin
Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah | G.F. Handel

In one of the most popular concerts of the year, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Stephen Alltop, will present Holiday Glories on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra will be joined by the University of Illinois Oratorio Society and the Central Illinois Children’s Chorus to perform a mix of classical and popular holiday favorites for the whole family. Poulenc’s joyous Gloria will be performed, featuring Dutch soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg, the Oratorio Society, and conductor Andrew Megill.  The concert program also includes Wendel’s  A Chanukah Overture, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, Sleigh Ride, a traditional carols sing-along, and a visit from Santa. Tickets are $40 for adults, $36 for seniors, and $5 for students of all ages. For tickets, call the Krannert Center Ticket Office at (217) 333-6280 or visit www.cusymphony.org.

“This concert offers a delightful array of holiday music for the whole family to enjoy,” remarked Maestro Alltop. “The Central Illinois Children’s Chorus and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society will add their voices to the glorious sound.  When the audience joins in for the Christmas Angels Sing-Along, it is a beautiful holiday tradition. Santa is sure to make an appearance as well.”

The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is the professional orchestra in residence at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois. Celebrating its 57th season, upcoming concerts include Holiday Glories on December 8, British Bounty on January 28, 2017, Music of the Heartland on March 17, and Latin Sensations on April 29. The Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. More information can be found at cusymphony.org.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Holiday paper-folding fun! Once again, Ailing and Yukimi, two local origami artists, will help you make holiday-themed creations to take home or give as gifts.

For children ages 5 and up (7 or under with an adult).

Monday, December 19, 2016 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Join us for rhymes, music and songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Have fun with rhymes, music & songs, finger plays, and books in this story time for our youngest library lovers.

For children birth to age 3 with a caregiver.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - Children's Services

Join us for some fun activities that encourage families to read together.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 3:45pm to 5:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - Megan's Reading Room (Children's Services)

Bring your favorite words and join us to make magnetic poetry to take home or give as a gift.

For children in grades 3 to 6.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Enjoy this evening story ,time with stories, music and a craft!

For children ages 3-6 and their families.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
SoDo Theater, 111 S Walnut, Champaign, IL 61820

Ever wanted to try out improv? How about with some awesome coaches from the Chicago improv scene? How about pizza? You like pizza? Then come and find your inner improviser at Zoo Improv's 8th Annual Improv Festival Workshops. We will provide lunch from 12-1pm and then from 1-4pm you will learn improv skills you can immediately put into practice.

A kids and youth workshop will be held from 4-5:45pm with a showcase for those participating at 6pm.

See http://zooimprov.com or email contact@zooimprov.com for more details.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Join the Spurlock Museum staff for a fun family afternoon. Admission is free. Schedule of activities:

musical instrument craft: 1:00–4:00 pm
cartoon (English): 1:30–1:40 pm and 3:00–3:10 pm
cartoon (Portuguese): 1:45–1:55 pm and 2:45–2:55 pm
Brazilian folktales: 2:00–2:20 pm
Cantigas de Roda (popular songs): 3:15–3:35 pm

The cartoon is based on the popular Brazilian comic Mônica and Friends.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
The Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)

Clothespin Puppets is an unusual organization dedicated to promoting the arts, along with art education and literature, all via storytelling brought to life with puppets. They offer one-of-a-kind shows that are custom adaptations of popular children’s literature, providing an entertaining and educational enrichment program every time they perform. For families.

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