Win tickets to Fresno Philharmonic’s big holiday concert featuring Fresno Community Chorus

There’s a reason why the Fresno Philharmonic’s annual holiday concert is one of its most popular of the year: Music makes any celebration a lot more festive. Two lucky TMR readers will each win a pair of tickets to this season’s offering, “Home for the Holidays,” to be held 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Saroyan Theatre.

The concert features guest conductor Chelsea Tipton leading the orchestra and members of the Fresno Community Chorus, with music director Anna Hamre preparing the singers. Item No. 8 for your Best Holiday Party in the World: Hire a 150-member chorus to entertain. You can’t beat the impact of all those voices. (Also, you probably wouldn’t be able to afford such an ensemble, so your best option is go on Saturday night.)

The contest is open only to members, donors and individual sponsors of The Munro Review. Tax-deductible memberships start at $5 a month, and you can make a one-time donation of as little as $3. (Paid memberships help keep the site running, and paid members get special members-only benefits. Please consider a paid membership in support of independent, local arts journalism.) A free membership option is available. For details on how to join, go to the Membership and Sponsorship page. No purchase, donation or membership is necessary to enter the ticket giveaway.

To enter this giveaway, leave a reply on this post (see below) answering this question: What holiday song can’t you live without? (Or, if you’re shy, just tell us why you’d like to go.) Deadline to enter is 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. The winners will be picked at random and notified by email.

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Comments (9)

  • Dianne Kady

    “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas…” is my favorite holiday song—maybe because Fresno never has a white Christmas! I wonder if the Philharmonic will include my No.1 song in their holiday program? What a wonderful way to start the holiday season.

  • Gloria "Gib" Brough

    “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas“ and Rudolph, the red nose, reindeer, and here comes Santa Claus and oh little town of Bethlehem… I hum Christmas music all year round!!
    And thank you for helping me enjoy our music and arts programs, Gloria Brough

  • Susan McAndrew

    Hello Donald
    I really enjoy Pentatonix’ White Winter Hymnal.

  • Carrie Padgett

    I have to hear ‘O Holy Night’ before feeling it’s Christmas. Also, it’s not truly a Christmas song, but I love Sarah McLachlan’s cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s ‘Song for A Winter’s Night.’

  • Michele Rodriguez

    I love all the Christmas songs. I’d most like to win tickets to take my older mother to the holiday show. For years she had season tickets to the Fresno Philharmonic, until she and her friends found it harder to attend. I would love to surprise her with tickets!
    Happy Holidays, Donald!

  • Victor Kral

    ” Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”, by Brenda Lee. Merry Christmas, All!

    • Michele Rodriguez

      Thank you for your lovely gesture! My mom is thrilled to be going to the Holiday show!
      Merry Christmas!

      • Victor Kral

        So Happy, that you and your Mom, will be able to go.! Fresno, has so many talented people, in so many of the Arts Forms. Enjoy! Merry Christmas!

  • Cleo Bauer

    “White Christmas”, I love the movie and it was often iffie if we’d really have snow actually ON Christmas, in Boulder, Colorado.


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