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Boston Pops holiday concert is musically diverse, balanced

Of all the ways to usher in the season, the Holiday Pops ranks among the most graceful and elegant. That notion coursed through Wednesday’s opening night at Symphony Hall, an evening that at its heart was a communal celebration, even ending in a sing-a-long far more lighthearted than most performances at the hallowed venue.

Conductor Keith Lockhart, looking festive with a splash of red from his vest and bow tie peeking out from his black tuxedo, led the Boston Pops ­Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in a program that struck a tasteful balance between the sacred and the secular.

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