Sunday, December 9, 2012 • 3 p.m., Macomb Center for the Performing Arts


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Get in the spirit of the holidays with this annual WSO holiday tradition featuring the sounds of the season!  In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth, a chorus of ghosts and holiday revelers from A Christmas Carol come alive in SCROOGE! – a delightful tour de force for bass-baritone, orchestra and chorus. Composer Robert Rodríguez blends traditional carols and London street cries with mischievous winks at Händel, Verdi, and The Beggar’s Opera. Joining the orchestra is renowned operatic soloist, George Cordes, who has earned high praise for his performances in such esteemed world opera houses as The Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Members from the Madrigal Chorale will add their voices to SCROOGE! and other holiday favorites.  The MC has provided vocal performances for more than a century.

Other highlights of this Holiday Concert will include a seasonal favorite performed by members of the WSO side-by-side with selected area high school orchestral musicians.

  • Scrooge!

Robert Rodriguez, with George Cordes – acclaimed bass-baritone and Madrigal Chorale, Robert A. Martin, Ph.D., Artistic Director

Listen to concert scenes from Scrooge, University Of Miami Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Albany Records from the album Forbidden Fire Conductors: Jo-Michael Scheibe, Thomas M. Sleeper

Sample music selections by David Kidger, PhD, Associate Professor of Musicology, Oakland University

Learn more about our special guests at their websites:

George Cordes Madrigal Chorale
George Cordes
Madrigal Chorale

The WSO performs a wide variety of orchestral works, including many of the symphonic repertoire’s most acclaimed and highly regarded compositions. We present guest artists and guest ensembles of both regional and international renown.

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