Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Holiday Concert With Brass Quintet & Counterpoint Chorus – Newport


The VSO Brass Quintet joins forces with Counterpoint, under the direction of Nathaniel G. Lew, to ring in the holidays in style!

This year’s program includes Elizabeth Poston’s beloved “Jesus Christ the Apple Tree,” carols by American composers Alice Parker, Amy Beach, and William Levi Dawson, and the rollicking Nigerian Christmas song “Betelehemu.” Vermont is represented by a Robert De Cormier favorite and traditional European carols from the Trapp Family Songbook. The brass selections range from soulful to sparkling, including the world premiere of a student composition.

Don’t miss out on this seasonal treat—a perfect blend of brass, voices, and good cheer – and we welcome our North Country choral friends, Northsong, who will perform with us during the concert.


United Church of Newport

63 3rd Street

Newport, VT 05855

Audiences aged 13 and older are required to provide proof of COVID  vaccination (i.e. 14 days have passed since final vaccination), or proof of negative test for COVID taken within 72 hours upon entering the venue. Photo IDs are required for 18 and older. Vaccination, test proof and/or photo ID can be provided via a physical copy or a smartphone photo of the document(s). Masks are required to be worn over mouth and nose for audience members aged 2 and up. Note that all members of Counterpoint, Northsong and VSO musicians and staff are fully vaccinated.