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  • Courtesy Broadway singer Lisa Vroman will join the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for five “Holiday Pops” shows at Embassy Theatre.

Friday, December 07, 2018 1:00 am

Philharmonic offers 'Holiday Pops'

If you go

What: “Holiday Pops” by Fort Wayne Philharmonic

When: 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Dec. 15; 2 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15

Where: Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Admission: Tickets begin at $21.75; 481-0777, Philharmonic box office or

What: “Messiah by Candlelight” by Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Chamber Orchestra

When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 14

Where: First Wayne United Methodist Church, 300 E. Wayne St.

Admission: $50 adults, free for children; 481-0777, Philharmonic box office or

Fort Wayne Philharmonic brings its “Holiday Pops” to Embassy Theatre tonight, Saturday and Dec. 15.

This year's production includes the Fort Wayne Children's Choir and the Fort Wayne Holiday Pops Chorale. Vocalist Lisa Vroman from Broadway's “The Phantom of the Opera” will join the Philharmonic for the five local shows. Philharmonic assistant conductor Caleb Young presides over the shows.

The program includes traditional music, elements of popular culture, dancing, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, a carol sing-along and the “Hallelujah” Chorus from Handel's “Messiah.”

The Philharmonic's Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Benjamin Rivera, will perform “Messiah” in “Messiah by Candlelight” shows Thursday and Dec. 14 at First Wayne United Methodist Church. The orchestra will be joined by vocalists including the Philharmonic Chorus.

The “Holiday Pops” show will go on the road to Angola on Sunday, Columbia City on Dec. 16, Albion on Dec. 18, Wabash on Dec. 19 and Berne on Dec. 20. Go to for more information on those shows, which have a different vocal lineup.

– Corey McMaken, The Journal Gazette