The Battle Creek Symphony presents Holiday Magic December 9, 2023
Christiane Noll performs at Battle Creek Symphony Holiday Magic

Symphony 3: Holiday Magic

Symphony 3: Holiday Magic
Saturday, December 9, 2023, 7:30 pm
WK Kellogg Auditorium
Christiane Noll, soprano
Jordan Hamilton, cello
Battle Creek Community Chorus
Lakeview High School Chamber Choir
Shari Rarick Dance Company

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Cherish your fondest memories with an all-ages concert including holiday favorites like Polar Express, O Holy Night, Sleigh Ride, Let it Go from Frozen, and more.  Christmas and Hanukkah classics plus Broadway star Christiane Noll, Greg Black conducting the Battle Creek Community Chorus and Lakeview Chamber Choir, cello phenom Jordan Hamilton, and of course a visit from Santa! Holiday Magic - make it your new tradition!

  • There will be an online Kid's Conducting Contest to determine who will conduct the orchestra in Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride. Our last winner submitted a video in her concert attire conducting an orchestra of stuffed animals.
  • Special guest Jordan Hamilton will join us with his custom arrangements from Bach and the Beatles
  • Of course, no holiday concert would be complete without a special visit from "you-know-who!"
Christiane Noll performs at Battle Creek Symphony Holiday Magic

Meet the Artist

Christiane Noll received Tony and Drama Desk award nominations and won a Helen Hayes award for her portrayal of Mother in the Kennedy Center Revival of Ragtime.  She starred in the record-breaking Broadway and First National Tour companies of Dear Evan Hansen. Other Broadway and National Tour appearances include Elf, Chaplin (Drama Desk Nom.), Urinetown (Ovation Award), The Mambo Kings (pre-Broadway), It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues, Jekyll & Hyde (FANY award), Grease, Miss Saigon, and South Pacific (Australia/Thailand). She was featured in NBC's live broadcast of The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood.

She has been a frequent guest soloist as part of Bravo Broadway with symphony orchestras in almost every state in the USA, as well as international appearances with Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Sinfonica Brasileira in Rio, China Philharmonic with concert pianist Lang Lang, and orchestras in Hong Kong, Czech Republic and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with Skitch Henderson, in his last pops performance with The New York Pops and sang with Steven Reineke in Sondheim! the Birthday Concert at Carnegie Hall. She made her Hollywood Bowl and O2 Arena debut singing with Dame Julie Andrews in Gifts of Music and her opera debut with Placido Domingo in The Merry Widow at the Kennedy Center.  She received critical acclaim for her appearance in City Center Encores! 1776 and The New Moon.  In September 2021, Ms. Noll returned to the Czech Republic to perform at the International Music Festival Cesky Krumlov for the sixth time.

Jordan Hamilton performs at the Battle Creek Symphony's Holiday Magic December 9, 2023

Meet the Artist

Cellist and vocalist Jordan Hamilton is a mix of mastery and maverick musicality; hip-hop influenced, rhythmically layered, melodically robust. Avant garde, folk-soul music, a key to navigate space, time, and change, gracefully, for those who use it. Driven by diversity, drawn to the cello’s tone, cosmic strings calling souls home. “Plucking, sawing, pounding and caressing the cello to extract sometimes other-worldly sounds; melding live looping with classical music interludes, hip hop, and jazz.” (John Sinkevics, Local Spins.) Shared truth, delivered and triggered by melodies, experienced as one, emanating from a deep, russet realm. Genres groomed together to represent and inquire the soul. A different kind of symphony, hopeful enough to grow our empathy, “part political activism, part hopefulness, part performance art, part soundscapes, and all entirely mesmerizing.” (John Sinkevics, Local Spins) Emotional energy crafted from integrity, immaterial and immortal, experienced at the speed of sound, with a bit of bounce, groove by the ounce, and all the jump you’ll need to move.

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