Montrose school choir to join symphony
The Houston Symphony celebrates the holiday season with the festive, family-friendly program A Polar Express Christmas at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, featuring two local high school choirs: The Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Chorale from Montrose and the Aldine ISD Davis High School Choir, which makes its Houston Symphony debut.
Led by Associate Conductor Robert Franz, the program features images from the timeless storybook “The Polar Express” projected on the big screen and seasonal tunes, including a suite from the film “The Polar Express,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Let it Snow.” The concert concludes with a festive, holiday sing-along.
Santa makes an appearance in this program, and is available in the lobby for pictures. An instrument petting zoo — in the lobby beginning one hour before the 10 a.m. concert and immediately following the 11:30 a.m. concert — allows children to hold and play orchestral instruments. Franz always dresses for the occasion in holiday garb, and audiences are encouraged to do the same.
A Polar Express Christmas presented by BBVA Compass takes place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana St., in Houston’s Theater District. For tickets and information, call 713-224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday—Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.