Happy Holidays with the Pops - December 11 - 13                        

The Cincinnati Pops will be presenting four shows full of uplifting song for the holidays at the decked-out Music Hall. Featured will be the African Children's Choir, the May Festival Youth Chorus and School for the Creative and Performing Arts Chorale and Children's Choir. The well-known soloist N'Kenge will also perform.

The African Children's Choir was first formed after an idea emerged from a UN relief worker's service. Its 21 members are from Uganda and range in age from seven to twelve. They are specially trained in music, tour the US for 3-4 months visiting 200+ venues, and are then guaranteed an education through high school in return.

Since the beginning of the Children's Choir, more than a dozen schools and children's homes have been established using the funds collected from their concerts. Currently more than 7000 children are being served in countries throughout Africa.

Shows will be on Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM. A special family show (shorter) will be held on Saturday, preceded by a Party of Note that starts in the Music Hall Ballroom at noon.