A Powerful and Haunting
Symphonic Ghost Story.
About The Concert
With a score composed and arranged by Bob Christianson and book and lyrics by Alisa Hauser, A Christmas Carol: The Concert tells the timeless Dickens tale with sweeping orchestral score, chorus and a small group of principal singer/actors.
The concert is both symphonic and theatrical and may be produced simply with simple lighting and “indicated” costumes or as a more fully-realized gala Concert Event.
A Christmas Carol: The Concert enjoyed a highly successful United Kingdom tour and an Emmy-nominated PBS television special, and is now available for licensing for productions anywhere in the world.
Emmy-Nominated 2014 PBS Special
In concert with Chicago’s PBS station WTTW it was filmed at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts in Skokie, Illinois this past May. It was filmed before a live audience using a full symphony orchestra, a choir made up of members of the Elmhurst College Choir and the Children’s Choir of Chicago and a rock/pop rhythm section. It starred Michael Aaron Lindner as “Scrooge”, E. Faye Butler as “The Narrator”, Scott Coulter as “Fred/Bob Cratchit & others”, Kyle Scatliffe as “Marley/The Ghosts & others”, and Arya Daire as “Belle”.
2022 UK Tour
“Five Stars! An exceptional masterpiece displaying the traditional tale of A Christmas Carol”
In winter 2022, Great Immediately Productions and the University of Chichester Conservatoire mounted a United Kingdom tour complete with a 56-piece orchestra, plus a stellar principal cast and chorus.