Holiday Pops Concert

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Clinton Holiday Pops Concert

The Clinton Parks & Recreation Department’s is excited to present the 22nd Annual Holiday Pops Concert. Join us on Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 7:00pm for an evening of holiday music, good company and plenty of holiday spirit! This year we are welcoming back the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra. New this year is the Fireside Quartlet who will be performing during the show.  Our theme this year is “Jingle Bell Rock” and with it we have some fun surprises planned! 

Concert Date:

Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 7:00 pm

Concert Location:

Clinton Town Hall Auditorium
242 Church Street, Clinton, MA

Ticket Costs:

All ages may attend with parent accompaniment

Balcony seats – $15.00 per person, $12.00 for kids 12 and under
Table seats on floor – $20 per person, full table is $110.00 (full tables seat 6 people)

Ticket Sales Locations:

Tickets will be sold at the Clinton Parks & Recreation Office November 1st—December 8th between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm.

Thursday nights (November 2nd, 9th, 16th, December 7th)  we will have extended hours here at the Parks and Recreation Office and we will be open to 6:00pm for ticket sales.

Tickets will also be available at the door for any remaining seats. Purchase your tickets early in order to get the BEST seat!

Purchasing Tickets:

Table Tickets:

Available to purchase in person, please fill this form out and return in to the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department.  This form will be updated regularly to show which tables are still available for reservation and which are already sold.   Table seats cannot be purchased using our online system. 

Available November 1st, 2017

Clinton Holiday Pops Ticket Order Form 2017

Balcony Tickets:

Online Ticket Sales. Please follow the below link. Once on Recdesk you will have to login or create an account (to your left), and than select the Holiday Pops Concert. Only balcony seats available for purchase online.

2017 Holiday Pop Balcony Seats Available For Purchase Online on November 1st


There will be a cash bar with beer and wine as well as water, soda and snacks & cookies for sale at this event. All proceeds from the Cash Bar and the Concession Stand help to offset the costs of the show and keep ticket prices low. Please support the event through purchasing drinks and snacks!

Information about the Show:

New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra:

Beginning its first season as the Resident Orchestra at the Stockbridge Theater in Derry, NH, The New Hampshire Philharmonic connects people to the power of classical music, using the model of a living laboratory.

Commonly known as “The NH Phil” this group presents compelling concerts, featuring music from the classical canon, as well as from Broadway, Hollywood and contemporary genres.  The Phil embraces modern culture and revels in using music as a mode of education.  The orchestra brings together the finest students, avocational and professional musicians from around New Hampshire.

The Philharmonic is the oldest orchestra in the state of New Hampshire; they trace their roots to 1895, and they have performed regularly since 1905. The orchestra is led by Mark Latham, who also conducts the University Orchestra at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, where he is adjunct professor of conducting, violin and viola.

Click here to learn more about this group.

Fireside Quartet:


The Fireside Quartet consists of four good friends who sing together to share the joy of four-part, a cappella harmony with others as well as with ourselves. We have been a registered quartet with the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) for four years, and we have competed in all BHS Patriot Division and Northeast District conventions since 2014. On April 1, 2017, the quartet took First Place at the 33rd Annual Boston Regional Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival. We also won the Audience Favorite award at that contest and our lead won the Best Male Soloist Award. That Boston win qualified us to compete in the Harmony Sweepstakes National Finals in San Rafael, CA, on May 20, 2017. We were honored to share the stage with other regional champions and to perform before an audience of about 1,800 at the famed Marin Center. Further information is provided on our website at

Harpist Soloist, Emily Richardson:

Thirteen year old harpist, Emily Richardson lives in Bedford, NH with her parents and two siblings.  She started harp at age six at the Manchester Community Music School, then went on to study with her current teacher, Stephanie Curcio. Since 2014, Emily has played two shows a year with the Massachusetts Harp Ensemble, and has been featured young artist for NH Children’s Hospital annual Remembrance Ceremony and Butterfly Release.  In 2015 she won first place at the MCMS competition for harp, and joined the NH Youth Symphony.  This year she has played with the New England Harp Ensemble in Connecticut, and attended the Summer Harp Academy in North Carolina where she performed as soloist and in ensembles. Emily is home schooled and is a competitive swimmer.

Guest Guitarist: Ryan Costa

Ryan Costa is a junior at Clinton High School and has played guitar for five years. Ryan became interested in the guitar after going to a music store with his sister, who was interested in the guitar at the time. After a few years, he decided that he wanted to learn how to actually play the instrument properly. Starting in 7th grade, he started taking lessons from John Nickerson, and still receives guitar lessons from him to this day. His main influences included Jimmy Page, Kurt Cobain, and many more. He is currently in a band named Stones n’ Rotation, who have a Facebook page and Youtube channel under the same name. Ryan is interested in pursuing a career in music, perhaps in the field of music therapy or music education. He is very thankful for the amount of support he has received from his family and grateful for learning how to play from his teacher.

Guest Reader: Christine Graves-Zentgraf 

An educator of 21 years and a mother of two wonderful children, Tyler and Hannah, Christine is a 5th grade teacher at the Clinton Middle School as well as the president of the Clinton PTA. She is the director of the Nashoba Summer Theater program and the Clinton Middle School all school plays. She has been our beloved Mrs. Claus for the Selectmen’s Holiday Party for years. Christine grew up in Clinton, daughter to Jack and Eleanor Graves. Her father has served on the Holiday Pops Committee for many years and we are so glad to have her in the 22nd Holiday Pops Concert this year!



The Holiday Pops Concert is not possible without the contribution from local businesses and community members. 

Thank you!

Lead Maestros

Dunn & Company
Clinton Savings Bank
Town of Clinton- Board of Selectmen




Umass Memorial- Clinton Hospital



  Country Garden Florist
Clinton Rotary Club
J.R. Grady and Sons Inc.
Avidia Bank
  Farragher & Henebry
  Sunrise Boutique Inc.
Clinton Cultural Society
   Laura’s Place
   Aim Dental PC
   Mr. Z’s Pizza
  The Historic Strand Theatre
   Whitney Bros

In-Kind Donations

Hannaford Supermarkets
   Clinton Bar & Grille
  Lancaster Gardens
   Dunkin Donuts
  The Item
  Shaw’s Supermarket
  Brothers Pizza
  BJ’s Wholesale Club