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Symphony Orchestra, Choral Ensembles to Present 'Holiday Concert'


The Eastern Symphony Orchestra and Eastern Illinois University Choral Ensembles, along with special guests from Charleston High School, will present their "Holiday Concert" on Sunday, Dec. 5.

The concert will begin at 4 p.m. in Dvorak Concert Hall in EIU's Doudna Fine Arts Center.

The Charleston High School Advanced Chorus, under the direction of Juliane Sharp, will join the choirs and orchestra on John Rutter’s "Gloria."

The program will also include Philip Lane's "Wassail Dances" ("Somerset Wassail," "Yorkshire Wassail" and "Gloustershire Wassail"), as well as Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Christmas Carols," with solos by baritone Jay Ivey and cellist Ka-Wai Yu, both EIU music faculty members.

Seating is reserved. Tickets -- $12 for the general public, $10 for EIU employees and senior citizens, and $5 for students -- may be purchased in person at Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office, by telephone at 217-581-3110, or online at

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is a division of the EIU College of Arts and Humanities. For more information on the facility and scheduled events, please see