Carmel Symphony Christmas Show

You’ll be filled with holiday spirit when two winners of The Great American Songbook Academy join the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for Indiana University Health Holidays in two performances Saturday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Palladium.

The guest vocalists

The vocalists, Carmel resident Julia Bonnett (2009 Songbook Academy) and Lebanon, Ind. native Lucas DeBard (2015 Songbook Academy), will perform familiar holiday music for the whole family including “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Where are You Christmas,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” and “All I Want for Christmas is You.” To celebrate these two young artists, the American Songbook Exhibit Gallery will be open from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Visit with Santa

In addition, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Ken Knowles and Ann Conrad) in the East Lobby of The Palladium at 2:30 p.m. and during intermission of the afternoon performance.

From Janna Hymes

“There’s something for everyone of all ages — our IU Health Holidays concerts are filled with a variety of audience favorites and traditional holiday music, including ‘Deck the Halls,’ ‘Frosty the Snowman‘ and ‘Jingle Bells‘ as well as the audience sing-along,” said Music Director Janna Hymes. “I am looking forward to being part of Carmel Symphony’s wonderful holiday tradition! I invite everyone to join in the fantastic history of sharing the wonder and joy of the season with these concerts, a truly great way to kick off the season with family and friends.”

Tickets and information

The IU Health Holidays program is part of the CSO’s Family Series subscription, available through December 8. Both the Family Series as well as Season 2017-2018 Flex subscriptions are available via the CSO office at 317.844.9717. Single tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling the Center’s Box Office at 317.843.3800. Discounts for students are also available: the $5 YouthPASS for High School and younger and the $10 CollegePASS. For more information, visit

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