The Toledo Symphony Orchestra Celebrates the Holidays Around the Region

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2019 3:00 pm

This holiday season, the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) celebrates “the most wonderful time of the year” with festive concerts and special events across the region. The TSO will hit the road and travel fifteen out of the thirty-one days in December to various neighborhood churches, schools, and concert venues performing a collection of seasonal classics and traditional favorites for all ages.

“December is a very busy time for everyone, especially the musicians and production crew of our Toledo Symphony,” says Kelly Hill Kretzer, Ensemble Sales Associate for the TSO. “We are grateful to be able to bring our love and passion for music to so many communities across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Expanding the accessibility to arts programming upholds our organization-wide mission of music education, artistic excellence, and community collaboration to the highest standard.”

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra will perform at a variety of locations this December.


December 4, 2019 – St. Joseph Catholic Church (Sylvania, OH)
December 5, 2019 – Grace Lutheran Church (Fremont, OH)
December 6, 2019 – Clyde High School (Clyde, OH)
December 7, 2019 – Christmas at the Peristyle (Toledo, OH)
December 8, 2019 – Handel’s Messiah (Toledo, OH)
December 10, 2019 – Westgate Chapel (Toledo, OH)
December 11, 2019 – Clay High School (Oregon, OH)
December 12, 2019 – St. Patrick Catholic Church (Bryan, OH)
December 14, 2019 – Toledo Ballet’s 79th Annual Nutcracker (Toledo, OH)
December 15, 2019 – Toledo Ballet’s 79th Annual Nutcracker (Toledo, OH)
December 18, 2019 – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Napoleon, OH)
December 19, 2019 – St. Wendelin Catholic Church (Fostoria, OH)
December 20, 2019 – St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (Temperance, MI)
December 21, 2019 – First Congregational Church (Toledo, OH)
December 22, 2019 – All Saints Catholic Church (Rossford, OH)

The Toledo Symphony’s holiday performances begin on December 4, 2019 and conclude on December 22, 2019. To purchase tickets for Christmas at the Peristyle, Handel’s Messiah, and Toledo Ballet’s Nutcracker, visit or call the Toledo Symphony Box Office at 419.246.8000. Visit for a full listing of all neighborhood and regional concerts.

For more information, please contact Felecia Kanney, Director of Marketing for the Toledo Symphony at


The Toledo Symphony Orchestra is a community-supported organization of professional musicians and teachers who deliver quality performance and music education for all.

Formed in 1943 as The Friends of Music and incorporated in 1951 as the Toledo Orchestra Association, Inc., the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has grown from a core group of twenty-two part-time musicians to a regional orchestra that employs sixty-nine professional musicians who consider the Toledo Symphony their primary employer, as well as numerous extra players annually as repertoire demands.

On January 1, 2019, the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Ballet officially merged to form the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), a new non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional live music and dance performances and education for the region. This partnership promises to create new and invigorating programs, provide cost and revenue synergies in operations, and integrate the arts through shared educational missions.

The Toledo Symphony reaches more than 260,000 individuals annually through performances and education programs. The series concerts (Masterworks, Pops, Chamber, Mozart in the Afternoon, and Family Series) are the critical underpinning of the orchestra’s artistic mission and regularly draw people from 135 postal zip codes. Education programs, student performances, and community concerts are held in schools, neighborhood churches, performing arts centers, and community facilities throughout the region; many are offered at no charge or provided at a reduced fee to help expand participation.

The Toledo Symphony Orchestra has events all year round. View our upcoming performance schedule now.

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