Vernon Hills HS holiday concert’s popularity rises
Updated: February 11, 2013 1:58AM
VERNON HILLS – Vernon Hills High School will present its annual holiday concert Tuesday, and for the first time ever, it may cost you.
If you’re attending the 6 p.m. show, your ticket is still free, but a donation to the Vernon Township food pantry is strongly encouraged.
The 8 p.m. show, however, costs $5, and ticket buyers will be able to reserve the seats they want in the 575-seat auditorium. A donation to the food pantry is mandatory for entry to this show.
Fine Arts Supervisor Frank Lestina said the growth of the audience can be attributed to the growth of the music program at VHHS and the excellent teaching staff.
More musicians equal more people who want to see them, and Lestina said practically the entire auditorium can be filled with family and friends of the students who are performing.
Past students also often attend.
“This is the one concert a year when alumni and their parents come back,” Lestina said. “They look forward to it.”
The philharmonic and the symphony orchestras perform at the concert, as well as several choirs.
Attendees are treated to seasonal music, and Lestina promises that there is something for everyone with Christmas and Hanukkah selections.
If you don’t manage to snag a ticket, you can view the concert online on VHHS’ website – vhhscougars.org. Click on the Cougar T.V. link on the right-hand side as it gets close to showtime.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/vhhscougars. Limited quantities remain.
If any tickets are left on the day of the event, they are only sold at the VHHS box office.