Our 81st season, “In Our Own Backyard” is about collaboration and highlighting some of the terrific talents in our region. Our holiday concert “A Michigan Christmas” is on Saturday, December 10th at 3:00pm at the Temple Theatre. The SCS will be joined by siblings and Bay City natives, Katie & Matt Travis and the Bijou Orchestra.  Songs will include: Brian D’arcy James’ “A Michigan Christmas,” Holst’s “Christmas Day,” three holiday songs from “Home Alone,” and other timeless holiday classics from Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria” to a Charlie Brown Medley.

Guest artist, Katie Travis, from Bay City, MI and graduate of Central Michigan University, is a versatile soprano equally at home singing operetta through contemporary musical theater. She has performed principal roles at The Fireside Theater, Liederkranz Opera Theater and at the Quisisana Resort Theater. In July of 2013, she performed the role of Cosette in Les Miserables at the St. Louis MUNY alongside Norm Lewis, and Hugh Panero. She is a recent winner of the Lys Symonette award for her performance at the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition. Katie is currently playing the role of Christine Daaé in the North American Tour of The Phantom of the Opera.

Tickets may be purchased via the Temple Theatre online or by calling 989-754-SHOW.

Katie Travis

“Our 81st season, “In Our Own Backyard” is about collaboration and highlighting some of the terrific talent in our region. This concert is filled with music that makes us feel good to be home for the holidays. Our guest artists, Katie & Matt Travis and the Bijou Orchestra, also show us how tremendous talent has come from right here in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Jeremiah Kraniak

Music Director