Since its founding in 1966, Springfield Mid-America Singers has been one of the region's premier choral organizations. The group presents its 2010 Holiday Concert Tuesday Dec.7th at 7:30pm at Schweitzer United Methodist Church, 2747 E. Sunshine. The Singers, under Artistic Director Tom Matrone and with pianist Joyce Minasian and featured guests the Schweitzer Singers, offer a free gift to the community in this "Sharing the Holidays" concert, featuring choral music by John Tavener, Morten Lauridsen, John Rutter and more. Again, it's free and open to the public. Call 863-SING (7464) or visit http://smasingers.com.
The Springfield Symphony will once again welcome the holiday season with the annual "Home for the Holidays" pops concert, Saturday Dec.11 at the O'Reilly Family Event Center on the Drury University campus. Yuletide classics such as "The 12 Days of Christmas" will be featured along with new works, including a "Christmas on Broadway" sequence; and as always they'll wind down the evening and ring in the New Year with the ever-popular and, they say, newly-improved, "Holly Jolly Holiday Sing Along." For ticket information call the Symphony at 864-6683 or visit www.springfieldmosymphony.org.