South Bend’s favorite holiday concert, Home for the Holidays, celebrates the magic of the season with Music Director Alastair Willis and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra! Join us on Saturday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 17, at 2:30 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center. Everyone’s favorite carols and holiday songs will fill the hall when the 100-member Michiana Festival Chorus and a special Southold Dance Theater appearance bring you the greatest holiday show yet!
“There’s no better way to celebrate the season than with Home for the Holidays and the South Bend Symphony.” says Music Director Alastair Willis, “We are delighted to feature choral music this year – taking center stage alongside the orchestra this year will be the Michiana Festival Chorus. We welcome back Southold Dance Theater, we’ll enjoy fun festive traditional classics as well as some surprises and of course our sensational orchestra. This is the perfect concert for the whole family – bring everyone – and bring your voices too!”
Back by popular demand is Brunch with Santa on Sunday, December 17! The buffet-style brunch includes kid-friendly entertainment with a special appearance by Santa. Tickets are $15 for children (12 years old and younger) and $25 for adults.
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra thanks Everwise Credit Union for their support of Home for The Holidays. Additionally, the Symphony acknowledges Jordan Lexus of Mishawaka as a distinguished Artistic Sponsor of the 2023-24 Season, reflecting their commitment to fostering artistic excellence and enriching the community through exceptional musical experiences.
TICKETS start at $19 to $75.
ONLINE – www.morriscenter.org
PHONE – Morris Performing Arts Center Box Office 574-235-9190
(10 am – 4 pm Tuesday – Wednesday and Thursday & Friday 10 am – 5:30 pm)
IN-PERSON – Visit the Morris Box Office (211 N. Michigan St., South Bend) during the times listed above or two hours before any performance or stop by the Symphony Office (127 N. Michigan St., South Bend) between 10 am – 4 pm on Tuesday through Friday.
To VIEW the 2023-24 Season schedule, visit www.southbendsymphony.org
Dates, programs, and venues are subject to change.
Valet Parking provided by Sophi
Skip the line in the parking garage when you pre-pay for the new valet parking service! For $25, pull your car up to the Morris Performing Arts Center and SOPHI will take care of the rest.
- Valet will be available on the North Side of the Morris.
- Customers, pull in from MLK Blvd. onto Michigan St. where the SOPHI team will be set up to take in cars (signs will also be available for guidance).
- Once you are finished with the show, vehicle pick up will be on the north side of building.
- To which you will then exit your vehicle onto Main St.
To PRE-PAY, use this link: https://tinyurl.com/SymphonyAtTheMorris
Bring a non-perishable food item and Get a Ticket!
Help stock the shelves of St. Vincent de Paul Society food pantry this holiday season by bringing non-perishable food items to the Home for the Holidays. Patrons who bring at least one new, unopened, packaged non-perishable food item to our Home for the Holidays concerts will receive a free ticket to the next Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks Series concert, Discover Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 on February 10, 2024.
About the South Bend Symphony Orchestra
The South Bend Symphony Orchestra lives its mission by engaging the community in the exploration of orchestral music in all its forms, producing more than 20 mainstage programs serving more than 17,000 attendees annually. As the region’s only professional orchestra, the Symphony is committed to a diversity of sound and a robust arts community in Michiana.
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 Leighton Award for Nonprofit Excellence, which recognizes the best-run nonprofit organization in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
About the IU South Bend Choral Union
The IU South Bend Choral Union is the premier choral ensemble at Indiana University South Bend. Currently, under the direction of Dr. Jorge Muñiz, it has featured multiple collaborations with the IU South Bend Philharmonic, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and various community choirs in the Michiana Area. During the past few years, the IU South Bend Choral Union has performed twice at Carnegie Hall in New York City and the White House, among other venues. More recently, on October 24, 2023, it celebrated the 100th anniversary of legendary American composer Ned Rorem with a tribute concert at IU South Bend.
About Elkhart Community Chorus
The Elkhart Community Chorus was originally conceived by Becky Wagner-Schooley as the Elkhart High School Alumni Choir, made up of former Elkhart High School choir members. The choir sang at the opening of the historic Lerner Theater (formerly the ELCO Theater) on June 16, 2011. After the performance at The Lerner, the members decided to continue the group and open the membership to anyone who loves to sing and rename the group the Elkhart Community Chorus. The choir performs regularly around the community, collaborating with other choral groups and instrumentalists. Juan Carlos Alarcon serves as music director.