NEW PHILADELPHIA °-- The Tuscarawas Philharmonic will once again bring to the stage a charming musical mix of Christmas tradition, children, and a generous dose of nostalgia delivered in delightful bright new wrapping paper.

On Saturday, Dec. 12, the orchestra's traditional Yuletide Celebration concert, titled "Christmas Down The Years," will feature the annual appearance of the Philharmonic Children's Chorus and also the High School Women's Honors Chorus. A special highlight of the program will be Dover native and well-known baritone Ron Barkett.

The Women's Honors Chorus, directed by Shawna Hinkle, is comprised of students from several area high schools. They will perform three numbers alone and will join the Children's Chorus and orchestra on several pieces. Members of the Greater Tuscarawas Children's Chorus, Carolyn Wallace, director, will also assist.

The concert program will offer audience members a chance to take a break from the frenzy of the seasonal preparations and just relax and enjoy many orchestral and choral favorites, such as Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh Ride" and John Williams' "Somewhere In My Memory from the movie "Home Alone." Others have become Philharmonic traditions -- among them, Pigs Could Fly and Marvelous Toy.

Glenn Mears and Dr. Renee Miskimmin are the Guarantor for the 7:30 pm concert at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State Tuscarawas: Sponsor is Dover Chemical Corp. and Co-Sponsors are Marlowe's Compounding Pharmacy, The New Philadelphia Kiwanis Club, Dover High Tri-M Chapter, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio.

All seats are reserved and prices range from $13 to $36, depending on location and whether it is a student, senior, or adult ticket. A $3 facility fee is added to the base price of each ticket by the Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for the concert can be reserved at the orchestra's website: TuscarawasPhilharmonic.org, where concert-goers can see what seats are still available at what prices and can reserve their choices by clicking on those exact seats on the diagram and paying by credit card.

Tickets can also be obtained by stopping by the PAC box office, or by calling the box office at 330-308-6400.