Monday, 13 December 2021
5:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. MST
Cathedral of Saint Helena

Usher in the season with Helena’s longest and greatest holiday tradition with an evening of lessons and carols – all in the profoundly reflective Cathedral of St. Helena. This special concert focuses on a continued spirit of reflection, healing, and finding peace within ourselves and with each other as we end 2021 and usher in a new year.

Allan R. Scott Conductor
Sabrina Malecek Reader
Errol Koch Reader
Tess Flammond Harp
Matthew O'Sullivan Organ
This concert is sponsored in part by generous support from:
Guests’ appearances are sponsored by the generous support of:
Music Director & Conductor

Currently in his nineteenth season as Music Director of the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale, Maestro Allan R. Scott is recognized as one of the most dynamic figures in symphonic music and opera today. He is widely noted for his outstanding musicianship, versatility, and ability to elicit top-notch performances from musicians. SYMPHONY Magazine praised Maestro Scott for his “large orchestra view,” noting that “under Scott’s leadership the quality of the orchestra’s playing has skyrocketed.”

About the Guests

Sabrina Malecek makes her debut with the Helena Symphony. Originally from England, Sabrina attended school in Southern California before moving to Helena to attend Carroll College. With a BA in theatre and a passion for the arts, Sabrina has been honored to be part of performances around Helena such as Jesus Christ Superstar at the Myrna Loy and various variety shows with Heartscope Ensemble and The Heath. Sabrina owns and operates Bumblebee Aerial Fitness in Helena when not onstage.

Errol Koch is an actor, director, and producer orbiting the Montana and Pacific Northwest theatre scene. Most recently returning to Helena from the Opera House in Virginia City Montana, Errol has such acting and directing credits as H.G. Welles’ The Invisible Man, Alice In Wonderland, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Jonathan Larson’s Rent. His home base for most creative endeavors rests in The Heath right here in Helena, a theater and art space that Errol owns and operates along with his friends and family.

Tess Flammond is  Principal Harp for the Helena Symphony Orchestra, and she has held the position for over ten years. Besides the harp, she also enjoys playing the piano, and has competed nationally with both instruments. When not performing, she is busy teaching and spending time with her family.

Matthew O’Sullivan is an organist, composer and choir director who served from 2016-2020 as music director of Hope Lutheran church in Bozeman, MT, and is now based in Portland, OR.  Mr. O’Sullivan also served as the Helena Symphony Principal during his time in Montana. Until 2015, he was based in the UK, where he gained his degree in Music at Cambridge University, accompanying and directing the choir of Christ’s College. Recent appearances include an episode of Montana PBS’s 11th & Grant, as well as several broadcasts on the Bozeman Arts – Live! channel, including first performances of his own compositions, and of a new work by Eric Funk.

Keeping You Safe in the Concert Hall

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and new variants emerging in Lewis and Clark County and the United States, the Helena Symphony will take necessary precautions to keep our musicians, staff, and audience protected. The Helena Symphony will continue to follow CDC guidelines throughout Season 67 and monitor the daily transmission rates within our county. When the transmission rate is high or substantial, audience members will be required to wear a mask while in the concert hall. On concert nights when the transmission is moderate or low, individuals will be encouraged to wear a mask, but are not required to do so.

Each member of the Helena Symphony Orchestra & Chorale will be tested prior to rehearsals and prior to each concert. This will ensure each musician present on stage is negative for COVID-19. The Helena Symphony will continue to work closely with the county health department and the city of Helena throughout the Season to ensure the safety of our musicians, staff, and audience. If you have questions about how the Helena Symphony will be adapting to the evolving COVID-19 situation this Season, please call our office at 406.442.1860.

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