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Celebrate Christmas with the KSO

Kamloops Symphony's annual Christmas concert to take place Dec. 17 and Dec. 18
Antonio Delgado will guest conduct the KSO Chorus as part of Christmas with the KSO in December.

The Kamloops Symphony will hold its annual Christmas with the KSO concert at the Sagebrush Theatre on Dec. 17 and Dec. 18.

Three shows will be held over two days, including a 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. show on Saturday and a 2 p.m. show on Sunday.

The symphony says the festive show will be lively and joyous, featuring harp soloist Naomi Cloutier and the KSO Chorus led by guest conductor Antonio Delgado.

Delgado, born in Caracas, Venezuela, is a conductor of the world renowned National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras of Venezuela and Delgado has conducted every major orchestra in that country. He's also been invited to conduct in Italy, Cuba, Guatemala and Panama and, since 2010, has been the musical director and conductor of the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra.

Delgado will lead the KSO Chorus through Benjamin Britten's Ceremony of Carols for choir and harp, as well as selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker and from Handel's Messiah.

Non-profit societies can apply for up to 20 complimentary tickets for the 2 p.m. concert on Saturday. Applications can be submitted online at

General admission tickets are $50, with discounts available for seniors and youth, available at the Kamloops Live box office, online at or by phone at 250-374-5483.