Christmas choirs, merry medleys and a holiday hippopotamus song all mesh at Holiday Madness at the Fox Theater this Saturday night
VISALIA – The Sequoia Symphony’s annual holiday concert will feature some swinging Christmas tunes as well as traditional melodies. The “Holiday Madness” concert will be performed twice—at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Visalia Fox Theatre.
Songs include a medley of swinging holiday tunes that uses five saxophones along with a Les Brown arrangement of “The Nutcracker.”
Singer Brandon Pasion has become a tradition at the concert. A former Visalian who is now pursuing a country music career, he will sing several Michael Bublé arrangements. The Golden West High School Choir will perform at the matinee, and the El Diamante High School Choir will sing at night. A children’s choir will perform “Somewhere in My Memory” from “Home Alone.”
An annual treat is always a young singer with Tulare Encore Kids belting out “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” this year sung by Madeleine Reynolds.
Tickets are $22 to $45 at the symphony office, 208 W. Main Street, Suite D, Visalia, downstairs in Montgomery Square. Student prices are $10. Tickets are also available at 732-8600 or go to www.sequoiasymphonyorchestra.com.