The Season to be Jolly
Conroe Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is excited to ring in the holidays with its annual Christmas Concert, The Season to be Jolly. The symphony will welcome soloist Kenneth Gayle to the stage, thanks to a gift from the Montgomery County Community Foundation, along with the opportunity for you to once again sing along to your favorite Christmas music. The concert will feature activities for the entire family. There will be kids’ crafts, music education, and entertainment. The CSO will also recognize its Chair Sponsors at the Christmas concert.
Tenor Kenneth Gayle’s national credits include performances with: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ravinia Music Festival, Grant Park Music Festival, Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, Opera Omaha, Omaha Symphony, Opera Idaho, Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.
A Seattle native and Houston resident, local performance credits include appearances with the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, Mukuru: Arts for AIDS Series, Three Mo’ Tenors and the Southwestern premier of the chamber opera “Fragments from Augustine the Saint” at Rothko Chapel. Recent appearances as a featured soloist include the New York City premier performance of John Cornelius’ PAX at Carnegie Hall with Apollo Chamber Players, and Mass in B Minor by J.S. Bach with Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival.
Local producing/performance credits also include performances benefitting: The Houston Women’s Home, AIDS Foundation Houston, Legacy Community Services, The Montrose Counseling Center, The Parish School, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, and many others.
“There isn’t a better way to celebrate the season than with a fun afternoon of Christmas music with the Conroe Symphony Orchestra,” Liebst said. “It sets the mood for the season and what a great opportunity to sing with a 60 piece orchestra in a big concert finale, “The Christmas Sing Along!”
The CSO will perform The Season to be Jolly on December 16, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. at the First Methodist Church Conroe located at 4308 W Davis St.