Event: Christmas in the Cathedral
Date: Monday, 4 December 2023
Time: 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Place: Cathedral of St. Helena
Cost: $25 – $70

The beloved holiday tradition Christmas in the Cathedral returns this Season with a concert of lessons and carols on Monday 4 December 2023! Usher in the season with Helena’s longest and greatest holiday tradition in the profoundly reflective Cathedral of St. Helena. This is a concert perfect for the whole family on a Monday winter evening!

Christmas in the Cathedral will be presented thanks to the generosity of our sponsors
Edgewood, Ascent Bank, Deloitte, and Connie & Ron Bergum!

“Christmas in the Cathedral is one of the most beautiful performances the Helena Symphony presents each Season. Christmas in the Cathedral represents many core values of the Helena Symphony’s mission, notably community engagement and artistic excellence,” says Director of Development & Communications Cameron Betchey. “This performance sells out consistently, so don’t miss your opportunity to experience this captivating performance.”

“The Christmas and special holiday season begin in Helena with the Symphony’s Christmas in the Cathedral,” explains Director of Patron Services Scott Kall. “This special performance has taken place every year for nearly 50 Seasons of the Helena Symphony, and we are excited to bring the unique magic, and the artistic and spiritual brilliance of Christmas in the Cathedral back into our community.”

The Helena Symphony will present two back-to-back performances featuring members of the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale. Based on the tradition of lessons and carols, Maestro Allan R. Scott has created a program of poetry and music to evoke a sense of peace, tranquility, and community. “This concert is about remembering that we exist as humanity together and it is about finding the common denominator, that we all want to live in a peaceful world, we all want to be together, and we all want to find things we have in common. All of us want something better for ourselves, not just here, but whatever happens afterwards.”



Every donation made from November 20 to December 20 will be matched up to $20,000 by an extraordinarily generous donor as part of the Helena Symphony’s Annual Gift Campaign! This is a tremendous opportunity for the Helena Symphony as we continue our mission to engage, enrich, transform, and inspire lives through music. Every donation made through the Annual Gift Campaign will directly support an irreplaceable need in the Helena region – the uniting and transformative force of symphonic music.



Other Season 69 highlights coming up in 2024 includes Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, the return of renowned Cellist Amit Peled performing Dvorák, and a tale of love and betrayal with Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana! Season 69 also includes several free Symphony Kids Concerts and a black-tie Masquerade!

Season tickets for the remaining concerts of the Masterworks Series presented by AARP Montana are available at a reduced rate. In addition to the substantial discounts on season tickets, subscribers also receive the Bring A Friend Pass, The Art of Listening Newsletter, and several other benefits. Single concert tickets can also be purchased online at www.helenasymphony.org, by calling the Symphony Box Office (406.442.1860), or visiting the Symphony Box Office located on the Walking Mall at the Placer Building (21 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 100) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

See below for Season concert listing.
Maestro Scott and guest artists are available for interviews by contacting
the Symphony at 406.442.1860 or [email protected]

The Season Continues with Beethoven and Mahler!