December calendar

Classical performances in and around Richmond, with selected events elsewhere in Virginia and the Washington area. Program information, provided by presenters, is updated as details become available. Adult single-ticket prices are listed; senior, student/youth, group and other discounts may be offered.

In and around Richmond: The Richmond Symphony and Symphony Chorus stage their annual “Let It Snow!” holiday pops concerts, led by Erin Freeman and featuring guest vocalist Desirée Roots on Dec. 1 and 2, and Handel’s “Messiah,” led by Chia-Hsuan Lin, with four guest vocal soloists, on Dec. 8, all at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Energy Center. . . . The famed British choral ensemble The Tallis Scholars visit with their “Renaissance Christmas” program, Dec. 2 at River Road Church, Baptist. . . . Christmas concerts by area choruses include the Richmond Choral Society, Dec. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church; the James River Singers, Dec. 14 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church and Dec. 15 at Trinity Lutheran Church; and the Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale, Dec. 14 at Grace Baptist Church and Dec. 16 at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Ashland. . . . The Richmond Philharmonic, Peter Wilson conducting, presents its annual holiday pops program, Dec. 3 at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture and Dec. 17 at McGuire VA Medical Center. . . . The Virginia Commonwealth University Music Department presents its annual Holiday Gala, Dec. 7 at VCU’s Singleton Arts Center. (Proceeds benefit The Doorways, which provides lodging for families of patients in VCU Medical Center hospitals.) . . . Festivals of Lessons and Carols feature the University of Richmond’s Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale, this year joined by the James River Singers, in two performances on Dec. 9 in Cannon Memorial Chapel, and musicians of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, led by Daniel Sañez, on Dec. 15. . . . Anne Carr Regan leads the annual “Messiah” sing-along, Dec. 9 at Bon Air Presbyterian Church. . . . The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia presents three programs of baroque music: violin works by Heinrich Biber, interspersed with readings on the theme of peace, Dec. 15 in the Richmond Public Library’s Gellman Room; chamber works of Darius Castello, J.S. Bach and others, in two concerts on Dec. 16 at the Wilton House Museum; and Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and selections from Telemann’s “Tafelmusik,” Dec. 18 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. . . . St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Sanctuary, the Compline Choir is joined by the Virginia Girls Choir in “A Celebration of Light: Music for the Winter Solstice” on Dec. 21.

Noteworthy elsewhere: Possibly vying for the title of iron man of Virginia chorusmasters, the University of Virginia’s Michael Slon conducts the Charlottesville Symphony and University Singers in family holiday concerts, Dec. 1 and 2 at Old Cabell Hall; directs the university’s annual “Messiah” Sing-in, Dec. 4 in Old Cabell Hall; leads the UVa Chamber Singers in a program of winter songs, Dec. 7 in Old Cabell Hall; and directs the Oratorio Society of Virginia in a “Christmas at the Paramount” program highlighted by Bach’s Magnificat in D major, Dec. 15 at Charlottesville’s Paramount Theater. . . . Gianandrea Noseda conducts the National Symphony Orchestra in the premiere of Richmond-bred composer Mason Bates’ “Art of War,” alongside Mahler’s First Symphony, Dec. 6, 8 and 9 at Washington’s Kennedy Center. . . . The Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax welcomes back two favorite ensembles in holiday programs: the Vienna Boys Choir on Dec. 7 and the Canadian Brass on Dec. 15. The Vienna Boys Choir repeat their program on Dec. 9, and the Canadian Brass on Dec. 16, at the Hylton Arts Center on GMU’s Manassas campus. . . . Washington National Opera stages the family Christmas opera “The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me” by Jeanine Tesori & J.D. McClatchy, Dec. 14 and 15 at the Kennedy Center. . . . The Folger Consort, with organist Webb Wiggins, presents “A Christmas Messe: a Banquet of Seasonal English Music,” vocal and instrumental pieces from a 1619 manuscript, in 12 performances from Dec. 14 to 23 at Washington’s Folger Shakespeare Library. . . . The Brentano Quartet with violist Hsin-Yun Huang play string quintets by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Brahms, Dec. 18 at the Library of Congress in Washington. . . . More “Messiahs:” Ulysses Kirksey conducts the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and One Voice Chorus with soloists in Part 1 (the “Christmas portion”), Dec. 2 at Petersburg High School; JoAnn Falletta conducts the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with soloists, Dec. 13 at Regent University Theater in Virginia Beach, Dec. 14 at First Baptist Church in Newport News, and Dec. 15 at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk; Nicholas McGegan leads the National Symphony Orchestra, with the University of Maryland Concert Choir and soloists, Dec. 20, 21, 22 and 23 at the Kennedy Center; and Stan Engebretson leads the National Philharmonic and its chorale with soloists, Dec. 22 and 23 at Strathmore in the Maryland suburbs of DC.

Dec. 1 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 2 (3 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
Richmond Symphony Chorus
Erin Freeman conducting
Desirée Roots, guest vocalist
“Let It Snow!”
Leroy Anderson: “Christmas Festival”
Steven Amundson: “On Christmas Day”
trad.-Carmen Dragon: “Sweet Little Jesus Boy”
Berlioz: “The Shepherds’ Farewell”
trad.-Julian Wachner: “Angels We Have Heard on High”
Robert Wendel: “Classical Christmas” – “Little Bolero Boy”
trad.-Robert Shaw: “Many Moods of Christmas” Suite No. 1
Anderson: “Sleigh Ride”
Lee Norris: “Brazilian Sleigh Bells”
Irving Berlin: ”Snow,” “White Christmas”
Bernard-Herrmann: “Winter Wonderland”
Mark Hayes: “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
Haven Gillespie & J. Fred Coots-Holcombe: “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
trad.-Norris: “Christmas Pops Sing-Along”
$25-$82
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Dec. 1 (1:30 and 3 p.m.)
Dec. 2 (2:30 and 4 p.m.)
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road
Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra
Janna Hymes conducting
Emmanuel Atiyeh, guest vocalist
choir
holiday pops program TBA
$30
(757) 229-9857
http://www.williamsburgsymphony.org

Dec. 1 (3:30 p.m.)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1700 University Ave., Charlottesville
Virginia Women’s Chorus
Katherine (KaeRenae) Mitchell directing
Anastasia Jellison, harp
“Candlelight Concert”
$18, via http://www.eventbrite.com
(434) 924-3376
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 1 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 2 (3:30 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Charlottesville Symphony
University Singers
Michael Slon conducting
“Family Holiday Concerts”
$10-$45
(434) 924-3376
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 1 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda conducting
Britten: “War Requiem”
Karina Flores, soprano
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Children’s Chorus of Washington
$15-$89
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 2 (3 p.m.)
Black Music Center Recital Hall, Virginia Commonwealth University, Grove Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Guitar Ensemble
VCU Community Guitar Ensemble
program TBA
free
(804) 828-1169
http://arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Dec. 2 (4 p.m.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road, Richmond
Richmond Choral Society
Markus Compton directing
Pat Werrell, flute
Anastasia Jellison, harp
Deborah Huish, piano
Christopher Martin, organ
“Christmas with the Richmond Choral Society”
$15 in advance, $18 at door
(804) 353-9582
http://www.richmondchoralsociety.org

Dec. 2 (7 p.m.)
River Road Church, Baptist, River and Ridge roads, Richmond
Tallis Scholars
Peter Philllips directing
Nico Muhly: “Rough Note” (2018)
Palestrina: “Hodie Christus natus est”
Palestrina: “Missa Hodie Christus natus est”
John Nesbett: Magnificat
William Byrd: Lullaby
Hieronymus Praetorius: Magnificat V
$35, via http://www.eventbrite.com
(804) 288-1131
http://rrcb.org

Dec. 2 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Symphony
Daniel Myssyk conducting
program TBA
$10
(804) 828-1169
http://arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Dec. 2 (4 p.m.)
Petersburg High School, 3101 Johnson Road
Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Ulysses Kirksey conducting
Handel: “Messiah,” Part 1 (“Christmas portion”)
One Voice Chorus
soloists TBA
$20
(804) 732-0999
http://www.petersburgsymphony.org

Dec. 2 (2:30 p.m.)
Sandler Arts Center, 201 S. Market St., Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta conducting
Glazunov: “The Seasons” – “Winter”
Tchaikovsky: “Variations on a Rococo Theme”
Julian Schwarz, cello
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major
Tchaikovsky: “The Nutcracker” – Pas de deux
$25-$76
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

Dec. 3 (7 p.m.)
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 N. Boulevard, Richmond
Dec. 17 (7 p.m.)
McGuire VA Medical Center, 1201 Broad Rock Boulevard, Richmond
Richmond Philharmonic
Peter Wilson conducting
“Family Holiday Pops”
free
(804) 556-1039
http://www.richmondphilharmonic.org

Dec. 4 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
“Messiah” Sing-in
Michael Slon directing
scores provided
$10
(434) 924-3376
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 6 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 8 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 9 (3 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda conducting
Mason Bates: “Art of War” (premiere)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D major
$15-$89
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 6 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kenedy Center, Washington
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
François Couperin: “Les barricades mystérieuses”
Schumann: Arabesque
Philip Glass: “Mad Rush”
Couperin: “Le Tic-Toc-Choc, ou Les Maillotins”
Satie: “Gnossienne” No. 3
Schumann: “Kreisleriana”
$70
(202) 785-9727 (Washington Performing Arts)
http://www/kennedy-center.org

Dec. 7 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Music Department faculty and student ensembles
“Holiday Gala”
$10; proceeds benefit The Doorways
(804) 828-1169
http://arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Dec. 7 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
UVa Chamber Singers
Michael Slon directing
Deke Polifka, piano
Morten Lauridsen: “Mid-Winter Songs”
Don McDonald: “Winter Sun”
Pēteris Vasks: “Plainscapes”
works TBA by Elgar, Arvo Pärt, Ola Gjeilo
$10
(434) 924-3376
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Roanoke Symphony Pops
David Stewart Wiley conducting
Roanoke Symphony Chorus
Blacksburg Master Chorale
Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir
“Holiday Pops”
$32-$65
(540) 343-9127
http://rso.com

Dec. 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg
UMW Philharmonic
Kevin P. Bartram conducting
Rick Steves, guest star
“Rick Steves’ Symphonic Journey,” holiday multimedia program
$20-$60
(540) 654-1324
http://www.umwphilharmonic.com

Dec. 7 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Vienna Boys Choir
holiday program TBA
$33-$55
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://cfa.gmu.edu

Dec. 7 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 16 (4 p.m.)
Dec. 22 (2 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
The Washington Chorus
Christopher Bell directing
“A Candlelight Christmas”
$18-$75
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
National Philharmonic
Victoria Gau conducting
Iyona Blake, soprano
National Philharmonic Chorale
“Holiday Pops”
$18-$74
(301) 581-5100
http://www.strathmore.org

Dec. 8 (2 p.m.)
Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets
Richmond Boys Choir
Craig Matthews directing
holiday program
free
(804) 646-7223
http://rvalibrary.org

Dec. 8 (7 p.m.)
Virginia Center Commons, 10101 Brook Road (U.S. 1), Glen Allen
Dec. 9 (3 p.m.)
Oates Theater, Collegiate School, 103 N. Mooreland Road, Richmond
Central Virginia Wind Symphony
Mike Golberg directing
Rex Richardson, trumpet
holiday program TBA
free
(804) 342-8797
http://www.thewindsymphony.com

Dec. 8 (8 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
Clara Rottsolk, soprano
Jessica Renfro, mezzo-soprano
Cameo Humes, tenor
Calvin Griffin, bass-baritone
Richmond Symphony Chorus
Jonathan Moyer, harpsichord
$20-$55
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Dec. 8 (8 p.m.)
First Presbyterian Church, 500 Park St., Charlottesville
Virginia Glee Club
Frank Albinder directing
annual Christmas concert
$15
(434) 924-3376
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Dec. 8 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
American Festival Pops Orchestra
Anthony Maiello conducting
guest artists TBA
“Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season”
$33-$55
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://cfa.gmu.edu

Dec. 9 (4 p.m.)
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond
Second Sunday South of the James:
“Messiah” sing-along
Anne Carr Regan directing
donation requested
rehearsal at 4 p.m. Dec. 8
(804) 272-7514, ext. 312
http://bonairpc.org

Dec. 9 (4 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program:
String Sinfonietta
Christie-Jo Adams conducting
Soon Hee Newbold: “Honor and Glory”
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez: “Let It Go”
Rhea Prakash, Madisyn Willis & Isaac Wilson, soloists
Richard Meyer: “Terra Nova”
Camerata Strings
Rebecca Jilcott conducting
Warren Benson: “Themes and Excursions”
Elena Roussanova Lucas: “Contemplation”
Soon Hee Newbold: “Iditarod”
YOP Wind Ensemble
Christopher Moseley directing
John Kinyon: “Flurry” for winds and percussion
John Moss: “British Master’s Suite”
Mark Williams: “Grant County Celebration”
Youth Concert Orchestra
Sandy Goldie conducting
Robert W. Smith: “The Tempest”
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major (“London”) – I: Adagio – allegro
Albinoni: Adagio in G minor
Hyla Stuntz, violin
Soon Hee Newbold: “Warrior Legacy”
free
(804) 592-3330 (Dominion Energy Center)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Dec. 9 (5 and 8 p.m.)
Cannon Memorial Chapel, University of Richmond
UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale
James River Singers
Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing
45th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols
free; seating limited
(804) 289-8980
http://modlin.richmond.edu

Dec. 9 (7:30 p.m.)
Hofheimer Loft, 2818 W. Broad St., Richmond
Classical Revolution RVA
“Classical Incarnations at the Hof”
program TBA
donation requested
(804) 342-0012
http://www.classicalrevolutionrva.com

Dec. 9 (4 p.m.)
Academy Center of the Arts, 600 Main St., Lynchburg
Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra
Hugh Ballou conducting
“Home for the Holidays”
$25-$36
(434) 845-6604
http://www.lynchburgsymphony.org

Dec. 9 (2 p.m.)
Hylton Arts Center, George Mason University, Manassas
Vienna Boys Choir
holiday program TBA
$33-$55
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu

Dec. 13 (8 p.m.)
Regent University Theater, Virginia Beach
Dec. 14 (8 p.m.)
First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News
Dec. 15 (8 p.m.)
Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
Amy Owens, soprano
Chrystal Williams, mezzo-soprano
Gene Stenger, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
Virginia Symphony Chorus
$25-$110
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

Dec. 14 (7 p.m.)
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Monument Avenue at Staples Mill Road, Richmond
Dec. 15 (7 p.m.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road, Richmond
James River Singers
David Pedersen directing
“Season of Hope”
works TBA by Fauré, Holst, Stephen Paulus, Jason Berkey, others
$15; proceeds benefit Feed More
Dec. 14 concert streamed at http://www.concertwindow.com/jamesriversingers
(757) 814-5446
http://thejamesriversingers.org

Dec. 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road, Richmond
Dec. 16 (3 p.m.)
Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 201 Henry St., Ashland
Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale & orchestra
Ryan Tibbetts directing
Daniel Stipe, organ
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
James Whitbourn: “Missa Carolae”
$10 in advance, $15 at door
(800) 838-3006
http://cvamc.org

Dec. 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Dec. 15 (2 and 7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Washington National Opera
James Lowe conducting
Jeanine Tesori & J.D. McClatchy: “The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me”
Hannah Hagerty (Mary/Carmen)
Alexander McKissick (Joseph/stagehand)
Joshua Conyers (the Donkey)
Alexandra Nowakowski (the Unicorn/Weaver)
Solomon Howard (the Lion/Butcher 2)
Marlen Nahhas (the Flamingo/Brother 2/Horse/Silk Merchant 1)
Eliza Bonet (the Cat/Brother 1/Silk Merchant 2)
Joshua Blue (the Hippo/Holy Man/Dog/Water Seller)
Samson McCrady (the Elk/Camel/Butcher 1)
Samuel Weiser (the Innkeeper/Ox/Shepherd)
Holden Browne & Kylee Geraci (Angels)
Francesca Zambello, stage director
in English, English captions
$49-$79
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 14 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 15 (2 and 8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
Ashley Brown, guest star
“A Holiday Pops! Under the Mistletoe”
$24-$99
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 14 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 15 (4 and 8 p.m.)
Dec. 16 (2 and 5 p.m.)
Dec. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Dec. 19 (7:30 p.m.)
Dec. 20 (7:30 p.m.)
Dec. 21 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 22 (4 and 8 p.m.)
Dec. 23 (2 p.m.)
Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol St., Washington
Folger Consort
Webb Wiggins, organ
“A Christmas Messe: a Banquet of Seasonal English Music”
vocal and instrumental works from the 1619 manuscript “A Christmas Messe”
$52
(202) 544-7077
http://www.folger.edu/events

Dec. 15 (2 p.m.)
Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Johnny Gandelsman & Christina Day Martinson, violins
James Wilson, cello
Adam Cockerham, lute
Roscoe Burnems & Michelle Dodd, speakers
Angela Lehman, texts
“Biber and Peace”
violin works by Heinrich Biber, with readings
free
(804) 646-7223
http://cmscva.org

Dec. 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Laurel Street at Floyd Avenue, Richmond
Cathedral musicians
Daniel Sañez directing
Advent Festival of Lessons and Carols
free; tickets via http://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-advent-lessons-and-carols-tickets-52317229241
(804) 359-5651
http://richmondcathedral.org/music

Dec. 15 (2:30 and 7:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Oratorio Society of Virginia
Michael Slon directing
“Christmas at the Paramount”
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
other works TBA
$27-$49
(434) 979-1333
http://www.theparamount.net

Dec. 15 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Canadian Brass
holiday program TBA
$36-$60
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://cfa.gmu.edu

Dec. 16 (4 and 7:30 p.m.)
Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road, Richmond
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Johnny Gandelsman & Christina Day Martinson, violins
James Wilson, cello
Mary Boodell, traverso flute
Adam Cockerham, lute
Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord
chamber works by Darius Castello, J.S. Bach, others
$40
(804) 304-6312
http://cmscva.org

Dec. 16 (7:30 p.m.)
River Road Church, Baptist, River and Ridge roads, Richmond
River Road Chancel Choir & orchestra
Bob Gallagher, organ & conducting
Handel: Organ Concerto in B flat major, Op. 4, No. 6
Handel: “Messiah,” Part 1 (“Christmas portion”)
free; tickets via http://www.eventbrite.com
(804) 288-1131
http://rrcb.org

Dec. 16 (2 p.m.)
Hylton Arts Center, George Mason University, Manassas
Canadian Brass
holiday program TBA
$36-$60
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu

Dec. 16 (1 p.m.)
Dec. 17 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 24 (2 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Scott Tucker & Brandon Straub directing
Esther Heideman, soprano
“Songs of the Season: Christmas with Choral Arts”
$15-$69
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, Monument Avenue at Staples Mill Road, Richmond
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Johnny Gandelsman & Christina Day Martinson, violins
Celia Hatton, viola
James Wilson, cello
Jessica Powell Eig, double-bass
Mary Boodell & Brandon Patrick George, traverse flutes
Adam Cockerham, lute
Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord
Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (“Christmas Concerto”)
Telemann: “Tafelmusik” (selections)
$28
(804) 304-6312
http://cmscva.org

Dec. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Altria Theater, Laurel and Main streets, Richmond
Richmond Pops Band
Joe Simpkins directing
“Christmas with the Richmond Pops”
free; tickets required
(804) 275-5253
http://www.richmondpops.com/tickets

Dec. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Jiaxin Tin, piano
program TBA
$25
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 18 (8 p.m.)
Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, East Capitol Street at First Street NE, Washington
Brentano Quartet
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Mozart: String Quintet in C minor, K. 406
Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in F major, Op. 88
Mendelssohn: String Quintet in B flat major, Op. 87
free; tickets required via http://www.eventbrite.com
(202) 707-5502
http://www.loc.gov/concerts

Dec. 19 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Vocal Arts DC:
Angel Blue, soprano
Catherine Miller, piano
works TBA by Mozart, Richard Strauss, Rachmaninoff, Jake Heggie, Bruce Adolphe; zarzuela arias, spirituals
$55
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 20 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newprt University, Newport News
Dec. 21 (8 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Dec. 22 (8 p.m.)
Sandler Arts Center, 201 S. Market St., Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Pops
Robert Shoup conducting
Virginia Symphony Chorus
Virginia Children’s Chorus
Dance Magic Dancers of Copeland Mills School of Performing Arts
“Holiday Pops!”
$25-$100
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

Dec. 20 (7 p.m.)
Dec. 21 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 22 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 23 (1 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
Yulia van Doren, soprano
Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano
Miles Mykkanen, tenor
William Berger, baritone
University of Maryland Concert Choir
$15-$89
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 20 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 21 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
The Washington Chorus
Christopher Bell directing
“A Candlelight Christmas”
$25-$79
(301) 581-5100
http://www.strathmore.org

Dec. 21 (7:30 p.m.)
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Grove Avenue at Three Chopt Road, Richmond
Virginia Girls Choir
Kerry Court directing
Sanctuary, the Compline Choir
Michael Simpson directing
“A Celebration of Light: Music for the Winter Solstice”
program TBA
$20
(804) 288-2867
http://ststephensrva.org

Dec. 22 (8 p.m.)
Dec. 23 (3 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
National Philharmonic
Stan Engebretson conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
Suzanne Karpov, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Smith, tenor
Trevor Scheunemann, bass
National Philharmonic Chorale
$34-$88
(301) 581-5100
http://www.strathmore.org

Dec. 23 (2:30 p.m.)
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Laurel Street at Floyd Avenue, Richmond
Gabe Stone & American Colonial Entertainers
“A Colonial Christmas”
free; tickets via http://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-colonial-christmas-tickets-52318076776
(804) 359-5651
http://richmondcathedral.org/music

Dec. 23 (2 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason Unversity, Fairfax
The Washington Chorus
Christopher Bell directing
“Family Christmas”
$33-$66
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://cfa.gmu.edu

Dec. 24 (11 a.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Scott Tucker directing
“A Family Christmas”
$20-$45
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Dec. 30 (3 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Strauss Symphony Orchestra of America
Christoph Campestrini conducting
Iva Schell, soprano
Martin Piskorski, tenor
Europaballett St. Pölten & International Champion Ballroom Dancers
“Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert”
$49-$125
(301) 581-5100
http://www.strathmore.org

Dec. 31 (7 p.m.)
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond
Second Sunday South of the James special concert:
performers TBA
“Early New Year’s Eve Concert”
program TBA
reception follows
donation requested
(804) 272-7514, ext. 312
http://bonairpc.org

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