The South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Presents: Holiday Pops

The South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Presents: Holiday Pops

The best way to kick off the holiday season is with seasonal music of course. The South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony has just that. Conductor Kirk Muspratt presents its annual “Holiday Pops." The “Holiday Pops” is a three performance show spanning December 7 through 9 at the Living Hope Church in Merrillville, Indiana. 

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Presents “Holiday Pops” 2022

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“So many people tell me their holiday season doesn’t kick off without your Holiday Pops,” said Tammie Miller, the marketing coordinator for the South Shore Arts and Northwest Symphony Orchestra.

The South Shore Arts and Symphony Orchestra brings holiday classics in a way many may have not heard before through a mix of classic and contemporary holiday music. Songs like “Jingle Bells” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” are set to be some of the many songs featured here at the “Holiday Pops.” Additionally, Conductor Muspratt brings a slew of different inspirations from African music within some pieces as well. Additionally, he presents some pieces dedicated to Hannukah, bringing an inviting setting to everyone around the holiday season. 

“We have some really beautiful religious music, and there's a lot of pieces with African roots in them and a Hanukkah piece as well. There’s a lot of variety here at the Holiday Pops,” said Richard Hegelburg, a member of the South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus. 

Hegelburg has been a member of the chorus for twenty three years. 

This is the first time since 2019 that the chorus has been able to join the orchestra due to complications with COVID-19.

“This year means a lot to us for sure. Especially because this is the first time we’ve had our chorus with us since 2019. We’re just really excited to have this concert,” said Karen Dickelman, the manager and personnel manager of the South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony. “We love bringing it to the communities. We love bringing our art to this community. It's a very genuine relationship.”

The Holiday Pops is a winter tradition that brings the warm feel of the holiday season, despite the cold weather outside. Warming people up is something the South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra is quite good at. The crowd can sing along to all of their favorite holiday classics. 

“We have all sorts of things, and there’s something here for everybody.” said Benjamin Nadel, the assistant conductor, youth orchestra conductor and librarian for the South Shore Arts and Northwest Indiana Symphony. “From different iterations of Jingle Bells, to a very interesting iteration of sleigh ride which holds a bit of twist. Anyone can find something they enjoy here at the Holiday Pops.”

Get a taste of the holiday season with the Northwest Indiana Symphonies, “Holiday Pops.” Tickets are on sale for the concert and range from $40 to $75 dollars each, and students are only $10 to attend. 

For more information of the Northwest Indiana Symphony or the “Holiday Pops” call (219)-836-0525 or visit www.NISOrchestra.org to purchase tickets for the “Holiday Pops.”