‘Tis the season! Celebrate the sounds of the holidays together with your loved ones and the Boise Phil. We’ll sample music from beloved holiday movies, including Home Alone and A Christmas Carol, spin through selections from festive classics, including The Nutcracker and Sleigh Ride, and get nostalgic with symphonic versions of your favorite carols. Bundle up, bring the whole family, and celebrate the holiday season in style.

Lloyd Butler conductor
Boise Phil Master Chorale

Gary FRY A Merry Olde Christmas
John WILLIAMS Somewhere in My Memory from Home Alone
Alan SILVESTRI (arr. Ballard) God Bless Us Everyone from A Christmas Carol
Anderson LOPEZ (arr. Krogstad) Music from Frozen
Hugh MARTIN (arr. Whitney) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Meredith WILLSON (arr. Hayes) It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas
Traditional (arr. Davis) Stille Nacht
Gary FRY The Nativity
Traditional (arr. Fry) O Holy Night
G. F. HANDEL Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
Traditional (arr. Riley) Greensleeves
Leontovych (arr. Hayman) Carol of the Bells
Traditional (arr. Rutter) We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY March from The Nutcracker
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY Trepak from The Nutcracker
Leon JESSEL (arr. Gould) Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Leroy ANDERSON Sleigh Ride
Traditional (arr. Anderson) A Christmas Festival

Attention Boise Subscribers:
Both performances of the holiday concert are held at the Brandt Center in Nampa. Boise season subscribers will be ticketed and seated for the 7:30 pm performance.

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This concert will be filmed and available on the Digital Stage on December 21, 2021.
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Concert Description

We are committed to ensuring you have an exceptional concert experience, with confidence in the policies and procedures designed for a safe environment for all.

  • All guests must provide proof of a lab-confirmed negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 48 hours prior to the event, or provide proof of full vaccination, with a valid photo ID
  • All Boise Phil staff, musicians, and artists are required to be vaccinated or regularly submit negative COVID-19 test results

  • Until further notice, all concerts are limited to half capacity

  • Masks are required for all guests, staff, and musicians regardless of vaccination status at Boise Phil concerts
  • Disposable masks will be available at the event

  • Stay home if you are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms, have been in contact with someone known to be or suspected to have been infected with COVID-19 within the last 10 days, or if you are subject to a quarantine or isolation order

  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be available at the event

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Lloyd Butler
Lloyd Butler has conducted orchestras around the world, and most recently, has toured as the Pianist, Conductor and touring Music Director for the GRAMMY-nominated international sensation, Celtic Woman. Lloyd’s USA guest conducting appearances include Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra among many more.
Master Chorale
Led by Interim Music Director of the Boise Phil Master Chorale, Grant Farmer, the Master Chorale is an auditioned chorus of nearly 100 volunteer singers. For almost 50 years, they have endeavored to create moving musical experiences that inspire our community through a rich tradition of great choral music and modern musical innovations.
Grant Farmer
Grant Farmer, Interim Music Director of the Boise Phil Master Chorale, has conducted and prepared various collegiate and semi-professional choral ensembles across the country. His groups are regularly recognized for their brilliant sound and inspiring performances of works, large and small. He is also the Director of Choral Activities at The College of Idaho.