Auer Performance Hall at PFW Music Center



Andrew Constantine, conductor
Dee Daniels, vocalist
Shelby Lewis, stage director 
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus, Benjamin Rivera, director 
Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Jonathan Busarow, director

Holiday Pops Chorale, Benjamin Rivera, director 
                Alexia Rivera, soprano 
                Kathryn Duncan, alto 
                John Concepcion, tenor 
                Dan Richardson, baritone

Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Mandie Kolkman, director and choreographer 
                Rachel Jones, dancer and choreographer 
                Hayley Barnfield, dancer 
                Ashley Benninghoff, dancer
                Hannah Bond-Gentié, dancer 

Fort Wayne’s favorite holiday tradition continues as Andrew Constantine leads the Philharmonic, Philharmonic Chorus, and special guests. Join us for a festive evening packed with contemporary favorites and Christmas classics.

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TRADITIONAL (Jackfert)                                I Saw Three Ships

MENDELSSOHN/WESLEY (Tyzik)                Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
                                                                               Dee Daniels, vocalist

TRADITIONAL/WADE (Tyzik)                        O Come All Ye Faithful
                                                                               Dee Daniels, vocalist   

TRADITIONAL                                               The Twelve Days of Christmas

LAURIDSEN (Dackow)                                   O Magnum Mysterium

HOPKINS (Tyzik)                                            We Three Kings
                                                                               Dee Daniels, vocalist

SILVESTRI AND BALLARD                             Suite from Polar Express

WILLIAMS                                                       Somewhere in my Memory from Home Alone


ADAM (Parenteau)                                        O Holy Night

           -- Intermission --

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR                                    Christmas Overture

TRADITIONAL (Tyzik)                                    God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman
                                                                                Dee Daniels, vocalist

GRUBER/MOHR (Tyzik)                                 Silent Night
                                                                                Dee Daniels, vocalist

MANN                                                              LIGHTSONGS - A Chanukah Medley

SMITH/RAYE (Max Huff)                                Jing-a-Ling, Jing-a-Ling

HAYES                                                              Blue Christmas
                                                                                Dee Daniels, vocalist

HANDEL                                                          Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah

TRADITIONAL (Norris)                                  Christmas Pops Sing-Along

WILLIAMS                                                       Merry Christmas from Home Alone

ANDERSON                                                    Sleigh Ride

Listen to our Holiday Pops playlist on Spotify.

Dr. Dee Daniels is an accomplished vocalist and musician's musician who passionately delivers timeless performances in multiple genres that include: jazz, blues, gospel, and her original compositions. A sultry songsmith and master of storytelling, she has performed for royalty and international dignitaries on multiple occasions and has an extensive list of performances with combos and big bands. Her international career includes performances across Europe, the United Kingdom, Russia, Australia, South America, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Egypt, twelve African countries, and throughout the United States and Canada.

She crossed the threshold of the classical world with the creation of her spellbinding Symphony Pops programs, “Great Ladies of Swing”, “The Great American Swing Book”, "A Night Out With The Boys", ”The Soul of Ray: The Music of Ray Charles”, and "Red, Hot, and Blues". She shares a successful Pops program with Juno Award winner, Denzal Sinclaire, entitled "Unforgettable: The Music of Nat and Natalie Cole". Dee has performed and recorded with orchestras throughout North America and abroad. In addition to her accredited presence and magnetic prowess on keys, Daniels adds a spellbinding four-octave plus vocal range to her potent, natural, and unique spin on every song she touches. Learn more here. 

The Fort Wayne Dance Collective is a non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people of all identities, abilities, and stages of life through movement arts. FWDC programming inspires creativity, nurtures personal growth, and fosters a sense of belonging in the dance studio, outreach partner sites, and the Fort Wayne community. FWDC artists and staff are driven by a deep commitment to promoting the transformative power of dance and movement in our community by providing an accessible and inclusive dance experience for all.

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