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MEDIA RELEASE: Sudbury Symphony Adds Classical Cheer to Holiday Traditions

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Angel Mannisto, featured soloist from Theatre Cambrian
Angel Mannisto, featured soloist from Theatre Cambrian
Dale Pepin, featured soloist from Theatre Cambrian
Dale Pepin, featured soloist from Theatre Cambrian

Sudbury Symphony Adds Classical Cheer to Holiday Traditions

Holiday Concerts shine spotlight on local performers

Sudbury, ON Nov. 19: On November 29, the Sudbury Symphony is offering the gift of music with two concerts sure to delight audiences of all ages.

In a show drawing inspiration from the Victorian-era, the Orchestra will invite a number of local performers to be a part of their annual Christmas celebrations. Theatre Cambrian veterans Dale Pepin and Angel Mannisto will take centre stage with the Orchestra to present Brother Heinrich’s Christmas; the story of a monk who receives assistance from his pet donkey and a choir of angels as he tries in vain to write a Christmas carol.

Theatre Cambrian will once again join the Orchestra to present a musical telling of the traditional Christmas poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Written in 1822, the poem has become synonymous with holiday traditions and the excitement surrounding the festive season.

In addition to the Orchestra, the vocal talents of the Sudbury Secondary School and Cambrian College choirs will be featured. The festive performances on November 29 mark the choirs’ first performance with the SSO since 1995.      

For those looking for an afternoon holiday treat, the Sudbury Symphony offers an hour long concert at 2:00pm, presented by CTV. Programmed without an intermission, this performance is perfect for those ages 5-12, or who are new to attending a concert. Prior to the matinée, audience members young and old are invited to join the Sudbury Symphony and Big Brothers and Sisters of Sudbury for fun and festive art activities, beginning at 12:30pm. During the full-length performance at 7:30pm, the Sudbury Symphony will perform a number of additional holiday hits and favourite Christmas songs. This performance is proudly presented by Bryston’s on the Park and Copy Copy.

Tickets for the November 29th Classical Cheer 2:00pm performance begin at $5, with a family pass of 4 tickets available for $25. Tickets for the full-length SSO Joyful performance are $13-$44. For both concerts, tickets can be purchased by phoning the SSO at 705.673.1280 or online at

About the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra:

Performing a 6 concert season annually, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is recognized as one of Sudbury’s leading performing arts institutions and a leader in orchestral music in Northern Ontario.

Founded in 1953, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to increase the awareness and appreciation of music in the Sudbury Region and surrounding area by providing the opportunity for the public to attend a stimulating program of concerts and by encouraging artistic excellence, commitment and education.

The Season Presenting Sponsor is Petryna Advertising. The Amped Up! Program is presented by Vale. The SSO is grateful for the support of its government funding partners: The Ontario Arts Council and the City of Greater Sudbury.


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