Gather your family and join the South Bend Symphony Orchestra for a magical journey to the North Pole on Sunday, November 27, at 2:30 p.m., for the annual Shein Trust Family Concert, “The Snowman.” The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center is the perfect venue to conclude the Thanksgiving weekend with some holiday carols and the story of “The Snowman.” Based on Raymond Briggs’ children’s book by the same name, this adaptation by Howard Blake showcases a full orchestra with its memorable soundtrack. 

Follow along with the Symphony as Music Director Alastair Willis, the University of Notre Dame Children’s choir, led by Mark Doerries, and guest conductor Dallin Baldwin, perform alongside as little boy and his Snowman get into mischief and meet Father Christmas himself! 

The Notre Dame Children’s choir provides their voices for the song “Walking in The Air,” as well for traditional carols from around the world. Bring the whole family to this winter wonderland of a concert and enjoy the start of the holiday season! 

The Symphony thanks Shein Trust for their support of this special Family Concert. 

How To Buy Tickets 

Student/Children tickets are only $10, and adult tickets are $20. 


PHONE – DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Box Office 574-631-2800 (Noon – 6 pm, Monday – Friday) 

IN-PERSON – Visit our friends at the DeBartolo (100 Performing Arts Center 

Notre Dame) during the times listed above or one hour before any performance. 

To view the 2022-23 Season schedule, visit


About the South Bend Symphony Orchestra 

Embarking on its 90th season, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is the region’s only professional orchestra and is committed to engaging the community in all it does. In addition to being recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and other state and local arts funding organizations, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra is the recipient of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County’s 2019 Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence, which recognizes the best-run nonprofit organization in St. Joseph County, Indiana. 


About the Sacred Music Academy 

The Sacred Music Academy is the ecumenical community engagement arm of Sacred Music at Notre Dame and oversees the Notre Dame Children’s Choir, the Notre Dame Organ Training Program, the Children’s Community Choral Festival, summer programs for youth and adults, as well as parish-based choral and organ programs. 

The Sacred Music Academy seeks to rejuvenate sacred music in the greater South Bend region by providing opportunities for children, adults, church musicians, and pastors to experience, produce, and appreciate high-quality sacred music in worship and concert environments. To sing, play, and hear sacred music is to connect to over a millennium of western music, history, and theology; it is to be in community with individuals in worship across continents, denomination, and time. The revitalization of sacred music in our community connects us with a rich history of children and adults performing and leading worship together. 

Our particular emphasis is on the musical training of children to sing and play organ music in sacred settings. Historically, child choristers played central roles in the musical life of the church. 

The Notre Dame Children’s Choir and its satellite community choirs, Elkhart Children’s Community Choir and the forthcoming West Side Children’s Choir of South Bend, educate over 300 singers in music literacy, vocal training, and choral music every week. With choirs for children from birth through high school, we believe that all children have the capacity to learn to sing and read music. Our choirs perform the music of Bach, Palestrina, Mozart, Haydn, and Britten, as well as spirituals, hymns, and chant.