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A Madison Symphony Christmas

Venue: Overture Hall

Friday, Dec. 1, 2023
7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023
8:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023
2:30 p.m.

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Our traditional and beloved Christmas concert returns in all of its aural and visual splendor, with our own Madison Symphony Chorus, The Madison Youth Choirs, and the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir. Joining us will be soprano Evelyn Saavedra, who recently starred in our Voices of Spring organ gala, bringing to us a voice of great beauty and a charming personality as well. Those of you who attended last summer’s Opera in the Park will remember Limmie Pulliam’s show stopping performance of Puccini’s Nessun dorma. This remarkable tenor will join us as well, for a perfect way to start the holiday season.  – John DeMain, Music Director



Program information and program notes will be available in Fall 2023.



John DeMain, Music Director
Evelyn Saavedra, Soprano
Limmie Pulliam, Tenor
Madison Symphony Chorus, Beverly Taylor, Director
Mount Zion Gospel Choir, Tamera and Leotha Stanley, Directors
Madison Youth Choirs, Michael Ross, Artistic Director


Enhance Your Concert Experience

Caroling in the Lobby
Join the Madison Symphony Chorus for free caroling in the Overture Hall Lobby 55 minutes before the concert!

Friday: 6:35–7:05 p.m.
Saturday: 7:05–7:35 p.m.
Sunday: 1:35–2:05 p.m.


Such a delightful and wonderful way to initiate the holiday season!

— MSO Patron

Praised for her “lustrous soprano voice,” Cuban-born soprano Evelyn Saavedra is quickly establishing herself as a “gifted young singer to watch.”

— South Florida Classical Review

Limmie Pulliam continues to thrill audiences with his captivating stage presence and his “stentorian, yet beautiful,” sound. Pulliam was recently praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for his “full-throated vocal power, and intimate lyricism.”

Meet the Performers

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John DeMain, Conductor

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Evelyn Saavedra, Soprano

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Limmie Pulliam, Tenor

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Madison Symphony Chorus

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Madison Youth Choirs

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Mount Zion Gospel Choir

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Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

Major funding provided by

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Richard and Pamela Reese, in memory of Maurice and Arlene Reese


An Anonymous Friend

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Peggy and Tom Pyle


Judith and Nick Topitzes

Additional funding provided by


Flad Architects


Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts


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Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703 United States