The Cape Symphony’s joyful tradition kicks off the season with six Holiday on the Cape performances on December 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, offering a mix of the secular and the sacred, with popular songs, traditional carols, and an exclusive presentation of scenes from The Nutcracker. Special guests ViVA Trio, an award-winning all-female vocal group known for their stunning vocals and fusion of pop with holiday classics, will join the Cape Symphony for the first time. Cape favorites the Chatham Chorale, directed by Joe Marchio, will return to the Cape Symphony stage. The new Cape Symphony Dance Company will make their Cape Symphony debut performing scenes from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky, choreographed by Director of Dance Michelle Poirier-Chwastiak. The performances will also feature a special presentation of “Carol of the Bells,” a Ukrainian carol based on traditional folk chants, conducted by Marika Kuzma, a noted Ukrainian-American conductor who is generously volunteering her services as a show of support for her mother country. Katya Tchoubar, the leader of ViVA Trio, is from Ukraine and will sing a verse in Ukrainian, followed by the Chatham Chorale singing the English lyrics. The Cape Symphony is proud to once again support the Cape Cod Military Support Foundation’s Operation Santa Claus at Holiday on the Cape with a Holiday Toy Drive for military families. Audiences are invited to bring a new, unwrapped, packaged toy or a gift card to the Cape Symphony’s Holiday on the Cape performances in December. Please note that students ages six to 22 years are eligible for 50% off individual ticket prices to all Cape Symphony concerts.