Past autumn, as the coronavirus pandemic was nearing its apex in central Ohio, Columbus Symphony leaders confronted a decision: How ideal to present “Holiday Pops”?

The annual holiday-themed program, 1st carried out by the symphony in 1983, had turn out to be a festive most loved of spot concertgoers for its sacred and secular Xmas songs, choral singing and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Ironically, people quite aspects made “Holiday Pops” a obstacle to present amid the pandemic.

“We realized that our usual ‘Holiday Pops’ was not heading to be possible in-human being,” symphony government director Denise Rehg mentioned. “It normally requires a whole lot of singing and a great deal of refrain get the job done and a whole lot of persons on phase.”

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