Symphony Chorus to present Christmas Concert

The Quincy Symphony Chorus invites the public to celebrate the wondrous sounds of the season at their “On A Starry Night” Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 in Salem Church.

The joyful celebration includes “Mary’s Lullaby” by John Rutter. Composed in 1978, this sweet and tranquil carol includes oboe, flute, harp and string accompaniment. “See Amid the Winter’s Snow” is Dan Forrest’s tender arrangement of a classic English carol and features a string quartet and percussion.

The performance will also include “He is Born,” “Three Nativity Carols,” “Little Tree” and many other selections to create an inspiring and joy-filled Christmas event. Concert attendees will be given a holiday souvenir and are invited to a post-concert reception in the fellowship hall.

The choristers are directed by Dr. Phyllis Robertson and accompanied by Helen Rothfuss.

Children 18 and younger are free. Tickets are available in advance at, at HyVee, Sturhahn Jewelers and County Market in Quincy, County Market in Canton or at the door for $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. A special rate is available for church choirs or groups of 10 or more. To order group tickets by Nov. 30, call (217) 222-2856.

The Quincy Symphony Chorus includes singers from all walks of life in Quincy and the surrounding area. They rehearse on Mondays evenings from August through April and perform two choral concerts each season, as well as joining the Quincy Symphony Orchestra for large choral works. Area singers are invited to audition for the chorus by contacting Dr. Robertson at 217-228-2866. The spring 2018 performances include “Letters from Ireland” Pops Concert on St. Patrick’s Day and a joint performance of “Sunrise Mass” with the QSO at The Planets Concert on April 21.

Flexi-tickets, which include six single admission tickets to be used in any combination throughout the season, will be for sale at the concert for $70. They are prepackaged in a special holiday envelope perfect for gift-giving. Flexi-tickets provide admission to QSOA concerts throughout the spring, making a lasting Christmas gift for music lovers on your list.

On A Starry Night is sponsored in part by Concert Sponsor Quincy Medical Group, Music Sponsor First Banker’s Trust, Media Sponsor WTAD and by The Illinois Arts Council Agency and Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust. Special thanks to Knapheide Manufacturing and Blessing Health System, the 2017-18 Golden Baton Season Sponsors. For more information, visit