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STOWE

“Sing We Now Noel” 2019

Dec. 6: 7:30 p.m. Celebration of Christmas and seasonal carols. Dr. William Tortolano, Organist and Music Director. Blessed Sacrament Church, 728 Mountain Road. Free will offering appreciated. 253-7536, blessedsacrament@vermontcatholic.org.

Stowe Community Church: Annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along

Dec. 11: 7 p.m. Well-known religious and secular music; audience members choose favorites to sing; sheet music provided. Fun for children and adults. Karen Miller on Steinway grand piano, conducted by Greg Morrill. 137 Main St. 253-7257.

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center

Dec. 21: 7 p.m. John Pizzarelli Trio, “100 Year Salute to Nat King Cole;” with Konrad Paszkudzki and Mike Karnon.

Dec. 28: 7 p.m. Green Mountain Mahler Festival orchestra and chorus; four Vermont soloists; conductor Daniel Bruce. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Jan. 18 (2020): 7 p.m. Spruce Peak Chamber Music Society, “Happy Birthday, Beethoven!”

Feb. 8: 7 p.m. Chad Hollister and his Large Band.

Feb. 19: Tickets on sale now for “Mardi Gras Boogaloo,” New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas.

122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe Mountain Resort. 760-4634, sprucepeakarts.org.


BARRE

Barre Opera House

  • Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus

Dec. 8: 2 p.m. 61st anniversary season. Handel’s Messiah.

  • Celebration Series 2019

Dec. 13: 7:30 p.m. Vermont Symphony Orchestra: Holiday Pops; Chelsea Tipton, guest conductor; Bronze Ambassadors, award-winning student bell ringers from Newport.

  • Celebration Series 2020

Jan. 4: 7 p.m. Young Tradition Vermont Touring Group Concert.

Jan. 23 and 24: 7:30 p.m. Comedian Bob Marley.

Jan. 26: No Strings Marionettes.

Feb. 29: Socks in the Frying Pan.

March 7: Leahy, Canadian progressive folk-roots band. leahymusic.ca.

April 4: A.J. Croce, “Croce Plays Croce.”

April 10: The Friel Sisters from Glasgow.

April 13: One Night of Queen: Gary Mullen & The Works.

6 N. Main St. 476-8188, barreoperahouse.org.

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Concert

Dec. 14: 7 p.m. Reception and silent auction follows. Non-denominational community choir performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. Collecting winter hats, mittens and gloves for Good Samaritan Haven shelters. John Harrison, artistic director. First Presbyterian Church, 19 S. Seminary St. Suggested donation $10 to $30. 802-778-0881, vtgospel.com/concerts, facebook.com/vtgospel. Kate Latz, 802-839-9967, katelynnlatz@gmail.com.


BURLINGTON

Young Tradition Vermont

Dec. 5: 6 p.m. Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald with Zakk Cormier, Acadian multi-instrumentalist from Prince Edward Island. $20 suggested donation. Limited seating. 23 Church St. Reservations: mark.sustic@gmail.com.

University of Vermont

Dec. 5: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jazz Guitar Ensemble & Latin Jazz Ensemble. UVM Music Building Recital Hall, 392 S. Prospect St. Free.

Dec. 7: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Music Factory: New Student Compositions. Students from David Feurzeig’s classes. Free. 392 S. Prospect St.

Dec. 7: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Beethoven’s Birthday Bash. $30 adults, $5 students. flynntix.org. UVM Music Building Recital Hall, 392 S. Prospect St.

Dec. 8: 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. UVM Concert Choir and Catamount Singers, “Winter’s Warm Music: A Celebration of Yuletide.” Free. Marble Court, UVM Fleming Museum, 61 Colchester Ave.

University of Vermont Lane Series

Dec. 6: 7:30 p.m. A Medieval Christmas Concert with The Boston Camerata, “Puer Natus Est.”

Jan. 31, 2020: 7:30 p.m. Lucas and Arthur Jussen, duo piano.

UVM Recital Hall, 384 S. Prospect St. uvm.edu/laneseries.

Cathedral Church of St. Paul: Cathedral Arts

Dec. 8: 3 p.m. Vermont Choral Union, “Love and Peace This Christmas.”

Jan. 14, 2020: noon. Young Artist Showcase Recital.

Feb. 11: noon. John Dunlop, cello; Laura Markowitz, violin.

Free; donations welcome. Bring bag lunch; coffee and tea provided. 2 Cherry St., corner of Battery. 864-0471, info@cathedralarts.org, cathedralarts.org.

College Street Congregational Church: Solaris Vocal Ensemble, “Sing We Now of Christmas”

Dec. 15: 3 p.m. Rebecca Kauffman, guest artist, harp. Dr. Dawn Willis, Artistic Director. 265 College St. $20 adults, $15 students, flynntix.org and at the door. solarisensemble.org.

Chabad of Burlington

Songs of the Inspired Soul: The Rebbe’s Nigunim, An Evening of Heartfelt Music & Story

Dec. 16: 7 p.m. A unique multimedia concert; live performance by a string quartet. Light refreshments. $25. 57 S. Williams St. Melissa Bissonette, 802-658-5770, extension 1.

The Flynn Center for Performing Arts

  • Flynn Show Choirs

Dec. 21: 4 and 6 p.m.

Dec. 22: 1 and 3 p.m.

  • MainStage

Dec. 7: 8 p.m. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

Dec. 14: 7:30 pm. VSO Holiday Pops. Chelsea Tipton, guest conductor. Bronze Ambassadors, award-winning student bell ringers from Newport. Vermont Symphony Orchestra (802-864-5741).

Jan. 28, 2020: 8 p.m. Greensky Bluegrass with Ghost Light, Anders Beck, Michael Arlen Bont, Dave Bruzza, Mike Devol, Paul Hoffman.

153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.

Vermont Youth Orchestra Association: OrchestraPalooza

Dec. 15: 4 p.m. $15 adult, $10 student.

Jan. 28, 2020: 8 p.m. Greensky Bluegrass with Ghost Light, Anders Beck, Michael Arlen Bont, Dave Bruzza, Mike Devol, Paul Hoffman.

153 Main St. 86-FLYNN, flynntix.org.


CHARLOTTE

Charlotte Congregational Church: Solaris Vocal Ensemble, “Sing We Now of Christmas”

Dec. 14: 7:30 p.m. Rebecca Kauffman, guest artist, harp. Dr. Dawn Willis, Artistic Director. 403 Church Hill Road. $20 adults, $15 students, flynntix.org and at the door. solarisensemble.org.


COLCHESTER

Saint Michael's College

Dec. 8: 3 p.m. Saint Michael’s College String Orchestra. Chapel of Saint Michael the Archangel.

Dec. 15: 3 p.m. “Sing We Now Noel” 2019; celebration of Christmas and seasonal carols. Dr. William Tortolano, Organist and Music Director. St. Michael’s College Chapel. Free will offering appreciated. 253-7536, blessedsacrament@vermontcatholic.org. One Winooski Park. 654-2000, smcvt.edu.


CRAFTSBURY

The Music Box

Dec. 14: 7 p.m. Michael Hahn Trio; with Sid Gulick and John Pheiffer; diverse acoustic music. $10 at door, children free. 147 Creek Road. 586-7533, themusicboxcraftsbury.org.


HYDE PARK

Sterling View Community Jam Session

Dec. 19: 7 to 9 p.m.

Dec. 29: 2 to 4 p.m. Last Thursday night until April.

Bring an instrument. Public welcome. Free. Food Shelf donations collected. Mobile Home Park, Route 15/292 Sterling View Drive. Bev Madden, 888-4339.


JOHNSON

Northern Vermont University

Dec. 6: Worlds of Music Ensemble, “Music From Around the World.” $5.

Dec. 7: Chad Hollister Band. $10, Tickets: northernvermont.edu/chadhollister.

7 p.m. Dibden Center for the Arts. northernvermont.edu/events.


MONTPELIER

Christ Episcopal Church: Thursday Concerts at Noon

Dec. 5: Katie Trautz, Rachel Rudi and Heidi Wilson; Shape-note hymns, Appalachian ballads, traditional Swedish songs, and some originals.

Dec. 12: Metalwerx, Vermont’s Tuba/Euphonia Quartet.

Dec. 19: Kathy Light and Rick Winston, Klezmer music for the upcoming Hanukkah celebration; music from the Celtic traditions.

Noon to 12:45 p.m. Free, bring bag lunch. Donations welcome to stained-glass window project and Central Vermont Refugee Action Network (cvran.org). 64 State St. 223-3631, christchurchvt.org.

Vermont Philharmonic “Messiah” Concerts

Seeking experienced singers to join the chorus.

Rehearsals: Dec. 5: 7:15 p.m. Chorus and orchestra rehearsal, St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Montpelier, 16 Barre St.

Performances: Dec. 6: 7:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. Dec. 8: 2 p.m. Barre Opera House.

Bring score (Novello edition preferred but not required). vpchorus@vermontphilharmonic.org.

Vermont Fiddle Orchestra: Winter Concert

Dec. 7: 7 p.m. David Kaynor, Director. Soloist Peter Macfarlane, Scottish/Celtic tunes. By donation.

Quilt raffle. City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main St.

vermontfiddleorchestra.org.

Montpelier Community Gospel Choir Concert

Dec. 15: 4 p.m. Reception and silent auction follows. Non-denominational community choir performing gospel music from and inspired by the African-American tradition. Collecting winter hats, mittens and gloves for Good Samaritan Haven shelters. John Harrison, artistic director. Bethany United Church of Christ, 115 Main St. Suggested donation $10 to $30. 802-778-0881, vtgospel.com/concerts, facebook.com/vtgospel. Kate Latz, 802-839-9967, katelynnlatz@gmail.com.

Montpelier Chamber Orchestra and All Together Now and Moving Light Dance: Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl & The Night Visitors”

Jan. 4, 2020: 7 p.m.

Jan. 5: 2 p.m. $20 adults, $10 seniors and students, $5 12 and under with reserved chair or free seating on floor. City Hall Arts Center/Lost Nation Theater.

Saturday Night: eventbrite.com/e/amahl-and-the-night-visitors-tickets-73872405353.

Sunday Matinee: eventbrite.com/e/amahl-and-the-night-visitors-matinee-tickets-73880333065.

Capital City Concerts, 20th Anniversary Season (2020): “Pictures at an Exhibition”

Jan. 18: 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19: 4 p.m. Pianist Jeffrey Chappell, flutist Karen Kevra. Mussorgsky; multimedia concert.

March 8: 3 p.m. Paris Piano Trio.

April 25: 7:30 p.m. and April 26: 3 p.m. 20th Anniversary Gala Concerts; two different programs.

May 16: 7:30 p.m. Sutras for a Suffering World (Poetry of David Budbill set to music); collaboration with Scrag Mountain Music.

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main St. Individual and subscription tickets: capitalcityconcerts.org.


MORRISVILLE


Tim Eriksen at River Arts

Dec. 7: 6:30 p.m. Doors open. 7 p.m. Legendary folk musician, whose work includes extensive contributions to “Cold Mountain,” Anthony Minghella’s 2004 Oscar-winning film. 74 Pleasant St. Tickets $15 donation or pay what you can afford. riverartsvt.org, 888-1261, info@riverartsvt.org.


WARREN


VSO Brass Quintet/Counterpoint

Dec. 17: 7:30 p.m.

Warren United Church, 33 Main St. 802-864-5741. vso.org/event/brass-quintet-counterpoint-warren-2/.


WATERBURY

Waterbury Meeting House/Congregational Church: Solaris Vocal Ensemble, “Sing We Now of Christmas”

Dec. 13: 7:30 p.m. Rebecca Kauffman, guest artist, harp. Dr. Dawn Willis, Artistic Director. 8 N. Main St. $20 adults, $15 students, flynntix.org and at the door. solarisensemble.org.


WATERBURY CENTER

Grange Hall Cultural Center, Across Roads Center for the Arts: Listening Room Series

Dec. 13: 7:30 p.m. “Strife & Joy,” with Live-Looping Artist, Emma Back, vocalist, violinist. emmabackmusic.com. Tickets by donation. 317 Howard Ave. 244-4168, grangehallcc@gmail.com.

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