Under the direction of Musical Director Joseph Gehring, the Immaculata Symphony presents its annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December 6, at 3:00 p.m. in Alumnae Hall on the campus of Immaculata University. The Immaculata Symphony is a university-community organization, with a long and outstanding tradition that goes back to the university’s founding in 1920.
This year’s performance features a Viennese Christmas program filled with light, classical pieces with favorite Christmas carols intertwined. Joined by the Immaculata Chorale, conducted by Jonathan Kreamer, the concert includes selections from Felix Mendelssohn’s Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers from “The Nutcracker”; Josef Strauss’ Plappermaulchen (Chatterbox) Polka, Op. 245; Johann Strauss, Sr. Radetzky March, and many more.
Gehring, music director and conductor for the Immaculata Symphony, Chester County Pops Orchestra, West Chester Band, and the Immaculata University Concert Band, is an active conductor, pianist, and educator. He is a frequent guest conductor of various honor/festival bands and orchestras throughout Pennsylvania and Delaware. He recently earned a Master of Music Performance degree in orchestral conducting.
Cost for the Christmas concert is $10 for general admission; children under 12 are free. More information and tickets are available by calling 610-647-4400, ext. 3473. Tickets are also available by mail to Immaculata Symphony, 1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA, 19345-0703, with checks made payable to Immaculata Symphony.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher learning, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.