The holidays are right around the corner and there is nothing better to get you in the spirit then listening to some holiday music. Bloomington offers a great deal of holiday music including orchestras, choirs and bands. Check out our list below on some opportunities to get yourself in the holiday spirit.
Beginning on Saturday December 1st, Illinois State University’s College of Fine Arts kicks off the season with their Music for the Holidays show. This concert is free and offers two different show times at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Illinois State University is in Normal, IL.
On Thursday, December 6th the Bloomington Community Concert Band is hosting their Winter Christmas Concert at Miller Park in Bloomington. Join this well-known community band at 7:00 pm for a free concert the whole family can enjoy!
Saturday, December 10th brings one of the most exciting shows of the season. Bloomington’s Sound of Illinois Chorus presents their free holiday concert, This, This is Christmas. The concert features an 80-man choir plus the Sweet Adeline Chorus from Springfield, IL. Both groups are led by Terry Ludwig. The concert begins at 3:00 pm at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington. This show is a must-see and will have you singing the entire way home.
Leading right into Christmas is the Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops in the Heartland concert. This concert does have a fee, but it is well worth it. The orchestra’s festive holiday songs and soundtrack to the movie, The Snowman are sure to knock your socks off. Local area youth will join the performances as well. Two shows are offered, Friday, December 14th at 7:30 pm at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts and Saturday, December 15th at 7:30 pm at the Sangaman Auditorium in Springfield. Tickets to the shows can be purchased on the ISO’s website.
With plenty of chances to catch your favorite holiday music, your visit to Bloomington is sure to get you ready for the holidays. Now is a great time to start planning your trip and booking your room. All of these concerts are near Vrooman Mansion, which offers one of a kind accommodations and mouthwatering breakfasts. Give us a call or visit our website to book your stay.