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UPDATED 12/17/18

AOM Piano Teacher
The Academy of Music is looking for a piano teacher for the Royster Memorial Presbyterian location. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching young children and beginners, and will embrace the Academy’s mission of bringing the joys and benefits of learning music to all the residents of Hampton Roads regardless of ability to pay. Interested candidates can email Anna Feucht at afeucht@aomva.org

Monday, December 17, 2018, 7 pm
GSA: Alumni Benefit Showcase
The Governor's School for the Arts annual Alumni Benefit Showcase, hosted by Mary Kathryn Young (Woo Woo of 949 the Point) with Lindsay Eure - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Ricardo Dyer – Ballet Memphis, Felecia Baker – Ballet Memphis, Janelle Jones – Ailey/Fordham, Tiffany Howard - Alladin, Memphis, Leap of Faith, Mary Poppins, Motown, Patrice Covington - The Color Purple, Motown, Book of Mormon, Ain't Misbehavin', Dreamgirls, Rashidra Scott - Beautiful, Avenue Q, Finnian's Rainbow, Hair, Sister Act, Special Guest Meghan Linsey -#1 Billoard Recording Artist, Runner Up on ABC's The Voice, Tyler Cain – Composer and Music Producer in Nashville. All seats $25 @ https://www.innovativeticketing.com/ Zeiders American Dream Theatre, 4509 Commerce Street (Town Center, Virginia Beach

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:30 pm
Virginia Beach Chorale: Visions of Sugarplums
Experience the magic of the holiday season as the Virginia Beach Chorale presents the most heartwarming songs of Christmas in "Visions of Sugarplums"!   $22 adult/$18 senior or military/ $15 students. www.virginiabeachchorale.org/performances. Dec 9: Tickets can be purchased from any Virginia Beach Chorale member, online at vbchorale.yapsody.com, or at the door on the day of the concert, (757)689-7380. Old Donation School, 4633 Honeygrove Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Dec 18: Tickets can be purchased from any Virginia Beach Chorale member, at the Sandler Center box office, or online at sandlercenter.org, (757)385-2787. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market St. Virginia Beach, VA 23462. 

December Candlelight Concerts at Bruton Parish Church
Continuing a tradition begun by our 18th-century organist, Peter Pelham, Bruton Parish presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert series. Instrumental and choral groups from all over the United States and other countries perform in our historic church, interspersed with organ and harpsichord recitals by our own splendid musicians. Concerts are held at 8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the year and also on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from March through December. Concerts are free and open to the public and a free will donation will be taken. Free parking on Duke of Gloucester Street. Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist; Dr. JanEl Will, Organist & Choir Director; James Darling, Choirmaster & Organist Emeritus. Contact: bdavy@brutonparish.org or (757) 645-3431. www.brutonparish.org.
Tuesday, December 18, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Salisbury Presbyterian Church Choirs from Midlothian, Virginia, Mark Patterson, Director & Cathy Armistead, Organist
Thursday, December 20, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
One Accord Choir from First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, Philip Mitchell, Director
Saturday, December 22, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Judy Fiske, Director
Thursday, December 27, 8 pm
Christmas Portative & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Saturday, December 29, 8 pm
Christmas Portative & Harpsichord Recital
Rebecca Davy, Music Director at Bruton Parish
Sunday, December 30. 9:15 & 11:15 am
Nine Lessons & Carols
Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director, Alexandra Mullins, Harpist & JanEl Will, Organist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary at 10:00 am
Monday, December 10, Thursday, December 13Rebecca Davy
Friday, December 14Norman Elton
Saturday, December 15, Monday, December 17, Thursday, December 20Rebecca Davy
Friday, December 21Norman Elton
Saturday, December 22, Monday, December 24, Wednesday, December 26 Rebecca Davy
Thursday, December 27Thomas Marshall
Friday, December 28, Saturday, December 29Rebecca Davy
Monday, December 31Norman Elton

Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 11 am
WMC: Clarinetist David Lemelin
Williamsburg Music Club presents the Principal Clarinetist of the Williamsburg Symphony, David Lemelin accompanied by Richmond pianist Richard Becker, illustrating the musical influence of Robert Schumann on his contemporaries. This program is presented FREE by the Williamsburg Music Club, as a gift to the community.  www.williamsburgmusicclub.org.Lewis Hall, Bruton Parish Church, 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Wednesday, December 19 , 2018, 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:30 pm

TENET: Handel's Messiah
For the first time ever, TENET Vocal Artists in collaboration with the Sebastians will share our unique take on this beloved, time-honored masterwork. This performance will be a rarity in that it will not be conducted, and with a vocal ensemble of just 12 singers and instrumentalists, this event is not to be missed!  Tickets: $10 - $100. http://tenet.nyc/handels-messiah Church of St. Vincent Ferrer, 869 Lexington Avenue, NYC

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:30 pm

VAF: The King's Singers
Virginia Arts Festival is pleased to announce the return of Britain’s most famous a cappella ensemble The King’s Singers, in a celebration of the group’s 50th anniversary during the Christmas season. Originally formed at King’s College in Cambridge in 1968, The King’s Singers are instantly recognizable for their immaculate intonation, vocal blend, diction and incisive timing as well as their British charm. Enjoy a celebration of ancient and modern Christmas music from across The King’s Singers’ repertoire, featuring selections from Christmas, The Christmas Songbook and their 50th anniversary album Gold. The group will also perform a new work commissioned for their anniversary.  Tickets are available online at www.vafest.org, by phone at 757-282-2822, or in person at the Festival Box Office at 440 Bank St., Norfolk. Group tickets are also available by calling 757-282-2819. Dec 20: Christ and St. Luke’s, 560 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, VA 23507. Dec 21: St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Parking is limited, please consider carpooling. For more information, call (757) 229-3631 or visit www.bedeva.org/concerts.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8 pm
Friday, December 21, 2018, 8 pm
Saturday, December 22, 2018, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday Pops
Join us for the must-see holiday tradition of the season – Holiday Pops! There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with seasonal songs and traditional carols delivered in full sound and spectacle by the Virginia Symphony, the inspirational voices of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus and special guests. Led by conductor Robert Shoup, Holiday Pops will have all the magical elements you’ve come to expect —high energy, familiar carols and lots of holiday warmth! And we’ll even throw in a surprise or two! We can’t wait to celebrate the season together! Robert Shoup, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Starting price at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information or stop by the Virginia Symphony Box Office at 150 Boush Street, Suite 201, Norfolk, VA 23510 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Dec 20: Ferguson Center for the Arts, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 21: Chrysler Hall, 215 St Pauls Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510. Dec 22: Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach.

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 3 pm
VSO PB&J Family: Jingle Bell Jam
Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s stopping by to be a part of the VSO’s ever-popular Jingle Bell Jam! Celebrate the magic of the season with an afternoon that showcases the music of the holidays performed by the best talent in Hampton Roads. You won’t want to miss this holly jolly concert! Get your tickets early– this family favorite is sure to sell out! Gonzalo Farias, conductor. Tickets: $16 adult, $11 child. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, 201 Market Street, Towne Center, Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 23, 2018,  5 pm
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Join the St. Paul’s Church Choir, Charles Woodward, conductor, guest organist Bradley Norris, and readers for the beloved Christmas service, a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, with readings and carol-anthems by John Tavener, John Rutter and Herbert Howells, organ voluntaries, and favorite Christmas carols sung by the congregation. Seating begins at 4:30 p.m., and a holiday reception follows the service. For further information, please call the church at 757-627-4353. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 Saint Paul's Boulevard, Norfolk

Sunday, December 23, 2018,  8 pm
36th Annual Handel's Messsiah Sing Along
Symphonicity's Messiah Sing-Along is a free concert in which the audience performs the choral sections of the Christmas portion of Messiah by Handel and four professional soloists sing the solo arias and recitatives. Symphonicity's Music Director and Conductor, Daniel W. Boothe, will conduct the orchestra while Mark C. Hudgins, Executive Director of Virginia Musical Theatre, will lead the audience of singers. Singers with scores will be seated on the first floor. Observers may sit in the Mezzanine or Balcony sections. This year's featured soloists are Cailin Crane, soprano; Katherine Lakoski; mezzo-soprano; Randall Criswell Ball, tenor; Logan Cole Kenison, bass . Prior to the concert, Messiah scores and special Symphonicity cups (that are allowed for use in the theatre) will be sold for $10 each. The concert is free but donations will be accepted. The Sandler Center doors will open at 7 PM in anticipation of the usual large crowds. Once the theatre is at capacity, the Miller Studio will house the overflow audience. Free and open to the public; this concert is our gift to the community. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Monday, December 24, 2018, 9:30 pm
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
As the Christmas Eve Carol Prelude, the women of the Parish Choir present Britten’s beloved work with gifted harpist Barbara Chapman.  Kevin Kwan, conductor.  Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk


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