Choir to Perform with Washington Symphony Orchestra

Nov 25, 2019

The concerts are Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at Trinity High School in Washington, Pa.


At 8 p.m. Dec. 7 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8, the Cal U Choir will join the Washington Symphony Orchestra at Trinity High School in Washington, Pa., to sing several selections at Ho Ho Ho with the WSO. 

Dr. Yugo Ikach, acting dean of Cal U’s College of Graduate Studies and Research, and professor in the Department of Music and Theatre, is the WSO’s music director and principal conductor. 

The University Choir will join the WSO and the All-Star High School Choir formed with choir members from the 14 Washington School District high schools.  Selections include: a glorious fanfare and procession of “O Come All Ye Faithful,” Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “Christmas Canon,” John Rutter’s “Angels’ Carol,” and Handel’s “Hallelujah” from Messiah

Ikach is pleased that Cal U has become a regular part of the WSO holiday tradition for many years. 

“I am always trying to tie Cal U into as many community events as I am able,” he said.  “More importantly, it’s so rewarding to see our students want to be a part of making the community better while bettering themselves.” 

Tickets for the Washington Symphony Orchestra are available online at or by calling 888-718-4253. Advance tickets for Ho, Ho, Ho with the WSO are available at Citizens Library and Peters Township Public Library; tickets also are available at the door. Cal U students with a valid CalCard are admitted free of charge to WSO concerts.