Singers Join Fort Bend Symphony to Spread Christmas Cheer

Published: November 6, 2013 By Nancy V. Mills, APR 281.491.2369

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – This year’s Deck the Halls concert, presented by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, will be more magical than ever as the St. Laurence Chamber Singers join the orchestra in this special holiday presentation. This popular concert begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Stafford Centre.

Some of the seasonal favorites on the program include Sleigh Ride, The Christmas Song, Frosty the Snowman and Christmas Fantasia. FBSO will accompany the St. Laurence Singers as they sing Hallelujah Chorus, Carol of the Bells and several additional selections.

The concert also features an audience sing-along to We Wish You A Merry Christmas. Other special guests include Stafford Mayor Leonard Scarcella narrating Twas the Night Before Christmas, plus photo opportunities with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

This year’s concert is under the direction of associate conductor Dr. Dominique Royem. Beginning at 1:30 p.m., she will share some programming notes during an informal time called “Beyond the Baton.”

For best seats, purchase tickets early at fbso.org or call 281.276.9642. Reserved seats for adults begin at $12 with discounts for adults 55 and over, students, military and groups of 10 or more. Children 12 and under are free with a reserved ticket.

The Stafford Centre is located at 10505 Cash Road in Stafford.

John Gearhart, harp; Patricia Guzman, cello; Aimee Peterson, co-concertmistress; and Chelsea Keaton, bass clarinet.

Fort Bend Symphony musicians, joyously preparing for the Sunday, Dec. 8 Deck the Halls Christmas concert, include John Gearhart, harp; Patricia Guzman, cello; Aimee Peterson, co-concertmistress; and Chelsea Keaton, bass clarinet.

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About the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra
The Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO), founded in 1992, enriches the lives of Fort Bend residents and surrounding areas with live symphonic music presented by its volunteer members. The full-size orchestra, complete with brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion, represents an abundant cross-section of local talent, most of whom reside in the Fort Bend area. FBSO also fosters student musicians through sponsorship of an annual Young Artist Concerto Competition that includes a cash prize for the winner and the opportunity to perform with the Orchestra.