FREE

Take a journey through the winter wonderlands and traditional Christmases of bygone days right up to the present, in an entertaining concert of traditional and contemporary favorites, featuring the Philharmonic and soloist Stephanie Carlson. 

The Regional Holiday Pops performance in Whitley County will take place on 12/15/2021 at the First Church of God in Columbia City, Indiana. This event is FREE, no tickets are needed. Find venue policies here.

First Church of God
1200 W Depoy Dr, Columbia City, IN 46725

Andrew Constantine, conductor
Stephanie Carlson, soprano

Coleridge-Taylor - Christmas Overture

Pierpont/Callaway - Jingle Bells / Christmas Lullaby

Taylor/Brooks/Stanley - The Man with the Bag

Pierpont/ Arr. Dragon - Jingle Bells Fantasy

Brooks - O Little Town of Bethlehem

Marks - Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

Traditional - I Saw Three Ships

Tiomkin - Suite from It's A Wonderful Life

Berlin/Moss - White Christmas

Jessel - Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

Adam - O Holy Night

Wendel - Overture to a Merry Christmas – Mvt I

Traditional - A Holly and Jolly Sing-Along

A Holly and Jolly Sing-Along

DECK THE HALLS
Deck the Hall with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la,
‘Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la,
Don we now our gay apparel
Fa la la la la la, la la la,
Troll the ancient Yuletide carol
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
See the blazing yule before us,
Fa la la la la, la la la la
Strike the harp and join the chorus,
Fa la la la la, la la la la,
Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la la, la la la,
While I tell of Yuletide treasure
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN
Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal.
Frosty the Snowman is a fairy tale they say.
He was made of snow but the children know
How he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic
In that old silk hat they found,
For when they placed it on his head,
He began to dance around.
Oh, Frosty the Snowman had to hurry
on his way,
But he waved good-bye saying
“Don’t you cry,
I’ll be back again some day.”
Thumpety thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Look at Frosty go.
Thumpety thump thump,
Thumpety thump thump,
Over the hills of snow.

UP ON THE HOUSETOP
Up on the housetop reindeer pause,
Out jumps good old Santa Claus.
Down through the chimney with lots of toys,
All for little ones, Christmas joys!
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Ho, ho, ho! Who wouldn’t go?
Up on the housetop, click, click, click,
Down through the chimney with old
Saint Nick.

JOY TO THE WORLD
Joy to the world! The Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n, and heav’n, and nature sing,
Joy to the Earth! The Savior reigns;
Let all their songs employ.
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas,
And a happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas and a
happy New Year.
We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas,
We wish you a merry Christmas,
And a happy New Year.

Stephanie Carlson received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Northern Colorado, and her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts (ABD) in Voice Performance from the University of Arizona. Ms. Carlson has appeared on concert, musical theatre, and operatic stages across the United States and Europe. Ms. Carlson was the first place winner in the Arizona regional NATSAA competition, and the Hans Gabor Belvedere competition in New York City, where she went on to represent the United States in Vienna, Austria. In 2015, Ms. Carlson moved back to her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and continues to perform throughout the region.