Join the Akron Symphony Orchestra for a holiday celebration in Medina with Helen Welch.
Welch, one of Akron's most beloved entertainers, leads an evening of celebration and inspiration. The Symphony's revered holiday tradition expands to feature this extraordinary vocal star, along with invited community guests. There may even be a special visitor from the North Pole.
Join your family and friends in celebrating the holiday season with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, and the Foundation's signature fundraising event of the year, with proceeds benefitting future arts activities for the students and community of Medina.
About Helen Welch
Helen Welch is a critically acclaimed vocalist whose live stage performances explore a diverse range of musical compositions, starting with the 1930s up through present-day. Whether she’s singing Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan, or Elton John, Sting and Randy Newman, Helen’s sophisticated vocals and humor leave audiences breezily enchanted.
The “Helen Welch experience” is perhaps best described by a fan who wrote on her Amazon page, “If you have a chance to see Helen perform, do it! You are in for a special treat.”
A native of England, Helen is well-known throughout the United Kingdom for her musical theater roles and one-woman shows. Upon moving to the U.S. in 2003, she began appearing in venues throughout the Northeast. Her unique talents for choosing songs that stand the test of time and making them her own, and her ability to intimately engage her audience, quickly earned her a large and devoted following.
Helen is equally at home performing in intimate spaces for small groups as in outdoor amphitheaters in front of thousands. She appears in the region’s most celebrated entertainment establishments including Severance Hall, Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Center, Akron Civic Theatre, Blossom Music Center, the Chautauqua Institute and many more.
She frequently guest-stars or headlines with world-class musical organizations such as The Cleveland Orchestra, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Pops Orchestra and The Akron Symphony to name just a few.