YOGC Hosts Outdoor Holiday Concert

Staff Report

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) will host an outdoor Holiday Concert on December 5th at 4:30pm, marking their first public performance of the 2020-2021 season. 

Hosted in partnership with the Historic Iron Works at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, YOGC is thrilled to be a part of a full day of holiday festivities. The performance will take place in the front garden of the Trade Center and is free to the public, though donations are encouraged. Guests are invited to bring camp chairs, blankets, and other items to make their seating area cozy. Additional support has been provided by CSU’s Schwob School of Music, Best Western Plus Ft. Benning/Columbus, TSYS, the Georgia Music Foundation, and Kinetic Credit Union. 

Guests may also pre-order Picnic Boxes catered by the Trade Center to enjoy as they listen to YOGC perform holiday favorites in the free open-air concert. Picnic Boxes are $20.95 each, with a portion of the proceeds from each meal sold going directly to support YOGC. Each box includes a choice of sandwich (Smoked Turkey, Chicken Salad, or Grilled Vegetables), lettuce & tomato garnish, pasta salad, and a fresh baked cookie. Meals will be picked up on-site prior to the concert start, available at 4:00pm. Picnic Boxes may be pre-ordered by November 27th at YOGC.org. No outside food or drink is permitted. Mask or face coverings will be required by attendees unless eating, and members of different households are asked to sit at least six feet away from other households. 

Other events in the day's offerings include:

These additional events are not offered nor coordinated by YOGC.

“Our musicians have been able to rehearse safely in person since the beginning of October thanks to our partnership with Ms. Hayley Tillery and her team at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, as well as an ongoing partnership with CSU’s Schwob School of Music. YOGC has been able to offer a safe space for students to create music together, and we are excited to share their hard work with the community. We will be requiring social distancing and masks of all audience members and thank everyone in advance for your compliance.” - Stephanie Payne, YOGC Executive Director.