Holiday Event
10:38 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Joy to the World Tickets On Sale

Three concerts in three cities

Live performances:

Thursday, Dec. 12 in Charleston,

Friday, Dec. 13 in Elkins, and Saturday

Saturday, Dec. 14 in Morgantown

  • Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. -- Culture Center Theatre in Charleston. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, if available. Call (800) 594-TIXX (8499), visit Taylor Books at 226 Capitol Street in Charleston, or go online (
  • Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. -- Myles Center for the Arts/Harper-McNeeley Auditorium, Davis &  Elkins College, Elkins. Tickets range in price from $10 to $20. Call (304) 637-1900 or (304) 637-1254, visit the Davis & Elkins Box Office, or go online (
  • Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. – WVU Creative Arts Center, Morgantown. Tickets range in price from $25-$35. Call (304) 293- SHOW (7469) or visit any TicketMaster location , in person or online (www.

Vocalist Heather Masse is the special guest vocalist for Joy to the World's first ever tour in 2013.
Credit Courtesey Photo

Heather Masse has performed on Mountain Stage® as a member of The Wailin’ Jennys and Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing. She trained at the New England Conservatory of Music as a jazz singer and has shared the stage with some of the world’s most acclaimed pop, classical and jazz acts, including Elvis Costello, Wynton Marsalis, Sheryl Crow and the Boston Pops Orchestra. She has been a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, both as a solo performer and as a member of The Jennys.

Masse’s latest release, “Lock My Heart” is an album of jazz standards and originals with the legendary pianist, Dick Hyman.

Watch a performance from one of our previous live shows

Jazz pianist Bob Thompson will perform as part of the 21st year of Joy to the World.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Now in its 21st year, Joy to the World is an annual live performance holiday jazz program hosted by pianist Bob Thompson and produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting. In addition to a distinguished solo career as the leader of the  Charleston-based Bob Thompson Unit, Thompson has also been a member of the Mountain Stage band since 1991.

The Joy to the World radio program featuring music from all three concerts will be broadcast in December 2014.

This year’s show and future radio broadcasts are sponsored in part by The Dominion Foundation and Spilman, Thomas & Battle.