Christmas Concert with the NCSO

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On December 8th, the Northern Chesapeake Symphony Orchestra (NCSO), directed by Dr.  Nelson Fritts, will host a “Christmas Concert with the NCSO”.

The program will be held in the auditorium at Elkton High School beginning at 7 p.m.  Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

The Northern Chesapeake Symphony Orchestra (NCSO), directed by Dr. Nelson Fritts, will present their FREE Winter Holiday Concert at Elkton High School on Friday evening, December 8th. The NCSO String Quartet, Brass Quintet, String Orchestra, and Full Orchestra will perform a marvelous array of favorite classical holiday favorites. The Brass Quintet will start the program with Andrew Kazdin’s celebrated arrangement of The Twelve Days of Christmas, the Canadian Brass arrangement of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Jazz Arranger, Sammy Nestico’s Christmas: The Joy and Spirit. The String Quartet will follow with Glory to God in the Highest from Handel’s Messiah, Hark the Herald Angels Sing arranged by Kenneth Abeling and My Dreidel arranged by David Bussick. The String Orchestra will perform the Pastorale from Corelli’s Christmas Concerto No. 8 and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Greensleeves. The Full Orchestra’s program will include selections from The Nutcracker Ballet by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Christmas Song by Torme/Wells, arranged by Bob Lowden, and Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson.

The Orchestra works in partnership with the Cecil County Arts Council and the NCSO Board of Directors, who represent a number of constituencies in Cecil, Harford, and Kent Counties. The full ensemble currently has 33 players who come from the surrounding Maryland and Delaware areas with ages ranging from middle school through adults.

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Individuals interested in learning more about the orchestra or applying for membership are  urged to visit; on Facebook; or contact Dr Fritts directly at

Annmarie Hamilton, Executive Director, Cecil County Arts Council – (410) 392-5740
Dr. Nelson Fritts – Director, Northern Chesapeake Symphony Orchestra – (443) 243-4154

Start Date - End Date

Dec 08, 2023 - Dec 08, 2023

Start Time - End Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm





Northern Chesapeake Symphony Orchestra

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