Holiday Pops Concert Presents Spectacular Sounds Of The Season

OWENSBORO, KY  – Celebrate the music of the holiday season in extravagant style on Saturday evening, December 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Cannon Hall as Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony pull out all the stops to make spirits bright. The holiday program will feature some of the most spectacular sounds of the season.

One of the best Symphony Choruses in the state is right here in Owensboro and these merry ladies and gentlemen will lend their superb vocalism to the festivities. Also joining the Symphony and Symphony Chorus will be the 40 voices of the Sutton Singers from Sutton Elementary and the Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra. The Symphony has encouraged the community to submit their favorite holiday photos, including those silly “ugly sweater” photos. These will all become a part of this seasonal event through projected imagery.

“Troy Quinn, the Symphony and all of our special guests are sure to warm hearts and put the audience in a very merry holiday mood,” said Dan Griffith, CEO of the Owensboro Symphony. “We have programmed an  evening of holiday music that will thrill audience members of every age. This is one of the regions favorite holiday family events and tickets sell quickly.”


Vic Harrison, Director

A select chorus of third and fourth grade students from Sutton Elementary School in Owensboro. This treble chorus is comprised each year of approximately 40 boys and girls who have performed at venues throughout the city. The Sutton Elementary Chorus is under the direction of Vic Harrison, who has been a Music Specialist at Sutton Elementary  since 1999.


Dennis Jewett, Director

Celebrating its 45th Season during 2017, the Owensboro Symphony Chorus is a group of approximately 80 students, college faculty, and members of the community. The ensemble is under the direction of Dennis Jewett, Kentucky Wesleyan College Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music. The Symphony Chorus is an all-volunteer ensemble that meets once a week and generally performs at least once during each academic semester.


Tom Stites, Conductor 

The Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, founded in 1968, is a full symphonic ensemble comprised of approximately 60 young musicians drawn from communities throughout Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Youth Orchestra provides serious young music students of high school age  with a unique pre-professional orchestral training experience. The Youth Orchestra is under the direction of Tom Stites, Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Owensboro Independent School System.



A Very Merry Holiday Pops! is sponsored Aleris.

Aleris became one of the Owensboro Symphony’s first Corporate Concert Sponsors when the sponsorship program was first introduced in 1985. Aleris and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra have proudly worked together over the years to bring wonderful performances to local audiences.


Guest Artist sponsors for the holiday concert are: Hafer and Independence Bank



Tickets for the Owensboro Symphony’s A Very Merry Holiday Pops!! range from $40.50 to $50.50 (includes handling fee). Student tickets are $10.50 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling 270-687-2787 or through the RiverPark Center Box Office, located at 101 Daviess Street. The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday,10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday. The box office re-opens at 5:30 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. performance.