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Charles Lazarus

Merry & Bright 2324

with Charles Lazarus

Sun Dec 10, 2023

2 hours including intermission
Give your holiday season a big, brassy boost as Minnesota Orchestra trumpeter Charles Lazarus and some very special guests—including powerhouse vocalists Tonia Hughes Kendrick and Bruce A. Henry, along with singers from Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs—swing their way through your favorite holiday tunes. Lazarus’ all-star band features Grammy Award-winners, former Prince collaborators and many world-renowned performers, all lending a bright, fresh take on the most beloved classics.
The Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

A Few Things to Know

  • A well-rounded education: While attending high school at North Carolina School of the Arts and the Juilliard School for college, Charles Lazarus "took lessons with as many different teachers as possible and often with teachers of different instruments."
  • In 2021 and 2022, Lazarus joined community members and musicians in performances to support Circle Rock Concerts for Community, a series of community concerts spearheaded by Paul Grangaard benefitting mental health awareness. He also serves as the organization's music director and they are continuing to produce concerts through 2024.

Explore the concert extras

Date & Time



Charles Lazarus


Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs

Tommy Barbarella

piano and keyboards

Jeff Bailey


Bruce A. Henry


Daryl Boudreaux


David Schmalenberger


The Lazarus Brass

Tonia Hughes Kendrick


Listen to Charles Lazarus' 2013 album, "Merry & Bright"

Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

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