SoNA Christmas Pops Concert

This Saturday, December 10 at 7:30pm, Maestro Paul Haas and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) will be in Walton Arts Center's Baum Walker Hall for a holiday performance.

Back in September we referenced Paul Haas' blog, specifically his answer to "What exactly does a conductor do?" Since then, Haas has written two more entries to round out his official answer to this oft-asked question. Click here to read his witty, yet very informative, answers.

The Christmas Pops Concert is the second performance of SoNA’s 2011-12 inaugural season and will feature acclaimed Northwest Arkansas vocal soloists Chantry Dean and Echo Sibley – along with the debut of SoNA Singers, the Symphony’s new choral group led by Director Terry Hicks of Bentonville. The Har-Ber High School Camerata Singers and Bentonville High School Chamber Choir will also perform. 

The evening’s planned repertoire includes holiday favorites ranging from “Mary, Did You Know?" (vocals by Chantry Dean) and “O Holy Night” (vocals by Echo Sibley with guitarist Jim Goza) to “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Sleigh Ride,” among others. Not to mention, Maestro Paul Haas always has an extra surprise or two in store. 

So, make plans to attend and enjoy this holiday treat. It’s sure to be a celebration you and your family won't want to miss! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call the Walton Arts Center box office at (479) 443-5600.