Reflections on a local Christmas tradition. The ASO Christmas concert is the Symphony’s longest-running tradition, and one of Acadiana’s most cherished holiday celebrations. "The Christmas Concert”, as it has come to be known to our musicians and the community alike, is noted for combining traditional orchestral selections with popular holiday tunes, and featuring revered local guest artists and youth musicians. This year’s concert will bring together more than 100 musicians on stage, including beloved Lafayette rockstar, Marc Broussard, to perform your favorite sounds of the season. Together, we'll joyfully carry on this tradition for its 25th year.

Marc Broussard
Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra, Dragoș Filip, director
Lafayette High School Chorus, Holly Grefe, director


A Most Wonderful Christmas
Winter Wonderland
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

arr. Robert Sheldon

Nutcracker: March and Trepak
Piotr Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)

Must Be the Water
Edge of Heaven
Au long de la Riviere
Come in from Cold
This Christmas

Selections performed with Marc Broussard
orchestrations by Harold Mims


Christmas Canticles
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Joy to the World – 
O Christmas Tree - O Come All Ye Faithful - Silent Night

arr. Sean O’Loughlin

The Many Moods of Christmas
arr. Robert R. Bennett

Christmas Eve/Sarajevo
arr. Bob Phillips

White Christmas
Irvin Berlin (1888 – 1989)

Clarinet Candy
Sleigh Ride

Leroy Anderson (1908 – 1975)

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas (song from “Home Alone”)
John Williams (born 1932)

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
arr. Arthur Harris