Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra plans holiday concert


The Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform their annual Holiday Prelude concert on Sunday, Dec.6 at 3 p.m. on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre.

Under the baton of conductor Randy Heidlebaugh, the Youth Orchestra is made up of North Central Ohio’s finest musicians, primarily in high school from a 12-county region.

The orchestra will feature soprano soloist Alissa Ruth on the concert. The program includes holiday music and classical repertoire by Sibelius, Rimsky-Korsakov, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, Corelli, Rutter, Lloyd Webber, Hall, and Brubaker.

Conductor Randy Heidlebaugh commented, “This concert has a nice variety of orchestral classics and holiday music. Our guest Soprano soloist, Alissa Ruth, will be a special treat for the audience. The MSYO musicians have been working diligently to prepare a wonderful program and we hope to see a big audience in the Renaissance to hear these talented young people.”

Tickets can be purchased at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone at (419) 522-2726, and online at Holiday Prelude is part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series with additional support from the Richland County Foundation.

The Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra features students from the following regional schools: Ashland High School, Ashland-Home Schooled, Clearfork High School, Clearfork Homeschool, Colonel Crawford High School, Crestview High School, Galion High School, Lexington High School, Lexington Homeschool, Mansfield Senior High School, Mt. Gilead High School, Mt. Vernon High School, Ontario High School, Perrysville Homeschool, Plymouth High School, River Valley High School, Shelby Homeschool, St. Peter’s High School, Wynford High School, and Wooster High School.

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