YOUNGSTOWN SYMPHONY Orchestra to present ‘Christmas in the City’

Staff report


The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will present “Christmas in the City,” a holiday pops concert featuring Broadway singer Rachel York and local choirs, at 8 p.m. Saturday at Powers Auditorium.

Randall Craig Fleischer is the director of the orchestra.

York has appeared in productions of the musicals “City of Angels,” “Les Miserables,” “Victor/Victoria,” “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Sly Fox” and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.”

She also has starred in touring productions of “Camelot,” “Kiss Me Kate,” “Anything Goes” and “The Odd Couple.”

The Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir and the St. Rose School (Girard) Children’s Chorus also will be part of the concert.

The Simple Gifts choir, directed by Paige Lape, will perform “Snow,” “Christmas Day in the Morning,” “Go Tell It on the Mountain” and “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

The St. Rose chorus, directed by Nathan Zunic, will sing “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman.”

The WHOT-101 FM radio team of AC and Kelly will join the orchestra in narrating the story of “The Polar Express.”

Tickets range from $20 to $50 and are available at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office, by phone at 330-7844-0264 and at

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