Celebrate the holiday season with upcoming CCM concerts

The festivities begin with CCM's Jazz Nutcracker on Nov. 19 and Feast of Carols on Dec. 2-3

CCM's collegiate and preparatory ensembles celebrate the winter holidays with a variety of upcoming performances!

Swing into the festive season on Sunday, Nov. 19, with the CCM Jazz Orchestra's original retelling of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's remarkable adaptation of The Nutcracker Suite! Under the musical direction of Scott Belck, dancers from CCM’s Musical Theatre program will join the Jazz Orchestra to transform the romantic orchestrations from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker into jumping jazz melodies. Featuring choreography by Diane Lala, a classical ballet becomes cool-cat jazz, infused with Vegas glitz, Hollywood glamor and a little New York razzmatazz. Below, watch a teaser video for this year's Jazz Nutcracker.

The festivities continue Dec. 2-3 with Feast of Carols, CCM's annual winter holiday concert of choral favorites. A Cincinnati tradition for more than 100 years, Feast of Carols features performances by the CCM Chamber ChoirCCM ChoraleCCM Concert Orchestra, CCM Graduate Brass QuintetUC Choruses and Cincinnati Youth Choir. Each performance also features one of the outstanding guest choirs from Milford High SchoolLittle Miami High SchoolSt. Xavier High School and Campbell County High School. Joe Miller, Brett Scott, Aik Khai Pung and Robyn Lana conduct, along with guest conductors including Tracy Carpenter and Robin Baker. Each Feast of Carols performance features a mix of iconic classic songs, jovial favorites and sparkling new holiday carols. Below, watch an excerpt from last year's Feast of Carols.

CCM's Youth Wind Ensembles and the Cincinnati Youth Choir also present holiday concerts in December. See full details below.

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Upcoming CCM Holiday Concerts

Upcoming CCM Prep Holiday Concerts

All event dates and programs are subject to change. For a complete calendar of events, please visit ccm.uc.edu/onstage

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Featured image at the top: CCM's combined choirs and orchestra perform on the stage of Corbett Auditorium during the Feast of Carols grand finale. Photo/Andrew Higley

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