Why You'll Love This Concert
Enjoy a festive collection of holiday favorites in big band style with vocalist Alexis Morrast, the two-time winner of Showtime at The Apollo and a frequent headliner at the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center. This concert will surely get everyone’s season off to a swinging start.
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While there are all sorts of traditions and venues for carol singing in the United States, an evening of swinging arrangements is perhaps the most distinctly American version of this Christmas ritual.Read More
Our Set List Includes:*
- Jingle Bells
- Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
- Silver Bells
- Sleigh Ride
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
- Yuletide Medley
- O Swingin' Town Of Bethlehem
- The Christmas Song
- O Christmas Tree
- The Little Drummer Boy
- Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- White Christmas
- You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
- Good “Swing” Wenceslas
- It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
- Feliz Navidad
- Hallelujah Shout Chorus
- We Three Kings
- Auld Lang Syne
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
*The order of the performance and songs may change.
Our Annual Christmas Concert Returns – Live on Stage
Our Holiday Concert this year features a jazzy collection of traditional classics, popular favorites — and a few surprises you'll love.
Instead of the usual traditional arrangements of your holiday favorites, Redlands Symphony is doing things differently.
Enjoy Swingin' Carols and Standards
We have put together a program of beloved Christmas songs but in 1940s big band swing arrangements. All your favorites are here, like Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire, White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Let It Snow, and many, many more.
The swing arrangements are fantastic, including classics by Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Count Basie.
Meet Jazz Legends & Rising Stars
To add even more excitement, we are joined by award-winning "Jazz at Lincoln Center" vocalist Alexis Morrast.
The whole evening will be introduced and led by our own local jazz legend, Marshall Hawkins.
We hope you'll join us for a swinging evening on December 11th at Memorial Chapel.
On every concert night, you will notice changes designed to keep everyone safe, secure, and comfortable during your evening at the symphony. Learn about our safety improvements.
Loved every minute of the concert last night! The guest pianist was fabulous and it was a wonderful way to start the new season. Looking forward to the rest of the season.
Directions to Redlands
Redlands is conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Riverside, Loma Linda, Yucaipa, Highland, and Beaumont. From Hemet, it’s just a short jaunt north on CA-79 and West on I-10. It is easily accessible from Los Angeles 60 miles east along Hwy 10. And from San Diego, it’s a beautiful, 2-hour drive north along I-15 and I-215.
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Directions to Memorial Chapel at University of Redlands
All regular season concerts are held at Memorial Chapel on the University of Redlands campus.