Scroll to top


LFPR - November 26, 2019 - 0 comments

SAVANNAH, GA – November 26, 2019 — Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus will present their much-anticipated Holiday Spectacular Concert Series during the weekend of Dec. 6-7. Celebrated guest conductorNadège Foofat will lead the orchestra and introduce special guests as they inspire audiences to reimagine what it means to celebrate the holiday season through the magic of music.

In the first half of the program, the Savannah Children’s Choir joins Savannah Philharmonic to tell O. Henry’s heartfelt story “The Gift of the Magi,” as adapted by Adolphus Hailstork. A theme of love pervades the time-honored tale of Della and Jim, a devoted young couple who sacrifice their most valued possessions to demonstrate their love to one another. Savannah celebrity and co-founder of the Savannah Children’s Choir, Roger Moss, is slated to narrate this universal story of love, sacrifice and giving.

In the second half of the concert, the Chorus joins Savannah Philharmonic to celebrate the season with a funky Motown Holiday Tribute along with several other fun favorites. In what has becoming a tradition for Savannah Philharmonic, the American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medalist will perform at the Holiday Spectacular. Mykal Kilgore will lend his phenomenal range, versatility and personality to this spectacular, Motown-flavored holiday celebration!

“I hope you’ll join me, along with Conductor Nadège Foofat, soloist Mykal Kilgore, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, and the Savannah Children’s choir, as we give the gift of music this holiday season,” said Savannah Philharmonic Executive Director Terri O’Neil. “Happy Holidays to all — and we hope to see you there!”

Performances take place on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m., and there’s a one-hour Family Matinee at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. All shows will be performed at The Johnny Mercer Theatre, located in the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Tickets for evening concerts range from $25-$80. Tickets for the Saturday Family Matinee are $15 each or a Family Package, which includes 4 tickets, may be purchased for $50.#SavPhil

The Holiday Spectacular is presented by Colonial Oil Industries, Inc. and Enmarket.

Savannah Philharmonic’s mission is to inform, instruct and enrich the community through orchestral and choral performances, and to promote and increase community knowledge and appreciation of the arts. The nonprofit organization’s vision is to be regarded as an essential musical, educational, cultural, and economic asset to the community.

For more information about Savannah Philharmonic or to purchase subscriptions and tickets, call 912-232-6002, visit or email

– ENDS –

For media inquiries, please contact Hollie Barnidge at or 912-272-8651, Kristyn Fielding at or 229-393-6457, Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950, or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).