The holiday season begins with the Cape Symphony! Year after year, we gather to share joyous music and moments that put us all in a holiday mood.
Guest Composers & Arrangers
Holiday Music Traditions
Everyone has their favorite holiday carol or hymn, it seems, and these songs have the power to bring back special memories. We enjoy hearing the traditional music; it holds so much meaning for us. A holiday tradition in itself, the Cape Symphony’s Holiday on the Cape is a powerful experience that creates joy for everyone who is present. We put a modern spin on some of the songs you love, and others we perform in their glorious original form. We also bring guest artists whose voices and artistry give their own special touches to this beautiful music.
Together, we’ll celebrate the warmth and love that makes the holiday season wonderful!
A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Irving Berlin; Arranged by John Moss
LET IT SNOW!
Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn
CHRISTMAS ON CAPE COD
WINTER IN MANHATTAN
MY FAVORITE THINGS
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II; Arranged by Richie Iacona; Orchestrated by Chris Rinaman
TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; Arranged by Earle Hagen
Felix Bernard and Richard Bernhard Smith; Transcribed by Cy Payne
ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH
Traditional, English lyrics by James Chadwick; Arranged by Donny Nolan
ALL THE CAROLS
Arranged by David Pogue; Orchestrated by Bill Wolaver
THE STORY OF CHANUKAH
Based on themes from "Chanukah Cantata"
Music and English lyrics by Robert Lopez-Hanshaw; Arranged by José Daniel Vargas
LITTLE DRUMMER BOY
Katherine Kennicott Davis, Henry Onorati, and Harry Simeone
Arranged by Richie Iacona; Orchestrated by Chris Rinaman
THE FIRST NOEL
Arranged by Mack Wilberg
FUM, FUM, FUM
Arranged by Mack Wilberg
HALLELUJAH CHORUS FROM THE MESSIAH
George Frideric Handel
WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS
Arranged by Arthur Harris
If you have your tickets, we look forward to welcoming you to Holiday on the Cape – and if you don’t have tickets yet, we encourage you to join us for this wonderful show!
The Cape Symphony presents Holiday on the Cape on Friday, December 3 at 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Saturday, December 4 at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday, December 5 at 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM. For more information and to purchase tickets for Holiday on the Cape, visit capesymphony.org, call the Box Office at 508-362-1111, or visit 1060 Falmouth Road in Hyannis, MA. The Cape Symphony Box Office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
NOTE: On Friday, December 3, the Box Office at 1060 Falmouth Road will close at 2:00 PM and reopen at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center at 3:00 PM.