Thursday, December 2, 2010

Classical Spotlight: Ho Ho Holidays

Three chances to hear Handel's Messiah this weekend with the San Antonio Symphony:
Friday, December 3, 2010 at 7:30pm University United Methodist Church
Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 7:00pm  Coker United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 7:30pm Trinity Baptist Church
Featuring Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; Teresa Wakim, soprano; Reginald Mobley, countertenor; Derek Chester, tenor; Paul Max Tipton, baritone; and the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers with the University United Methodist Church Choir.  More at

Craig Hella Johnson leads Conspirare here and in Austin with special guests Tom Burritt and Patrice Pike.
Friday, December 3, 2010, 7pm, San Antonio, Laurel Heights United Methodist Church
Saturday, December 4, 2010, 2:30pm and 8pm, Austin, The Carillon
Sunday, December 5, 2010, 2:30pm and 8pm, Austin, The Carillon
Monday, December 6, 2010, 8pm, Austin, The Long Center - Carillon Gala at 5:30pm
Find out more online at

For the third year in a row on stage of the gorgeous Festival Hill Concert Hall, Round Top Music has Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet, The Nutcracker.  Danced by children for children of any age, produced by Ovation (Dancers Workshop) Austin, directed by Dawn Weiss and co-Artistic Directors: Libby Lovejoy, Inga Lujerenko & Kristi Stere.  Saturday December 4, 2010 at 4:00 pm.
Find out about tickets and more at or call 979 249 3129

Candlelight Celebration  - The Chamber Choir and Youth Chorale will present an evening of arrangements and adaptations of seasonal works, both old and new. Program highlights include selections from Benjamin Britten’s classic Ceremony of Carols.
Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm Alamo Heights United Methodist Church
Winter Magic - Start your holiday festivities with a celebration of favorite songs and carols! CCSA’s training and elite choirs will all perform in our most popular celebration of the season – featuring a wide range of selections from traditional favorites to contemporary works. Bring your singing voice as you never know when the audience may join along in song!
Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 3:00 pm
For more, call 210.826.3447 or email

Jubilate!: Music of Christmastide is Voci di Sorelle’s popular annual concert will feature Medieval and Renaissance Music of Christmas and a collection of well-loved carols from around the globe.
Sunday, December 5, 2010—3:00 pm The Union Church Building Kerrville, Texas

SOLI Chamber Ensemble presents For the Record this Monday and Tuesday with the music of David Heuser, Alexandra Gardner, Scott McAllister and Daniel Godfrey. Concert talks are at 7pm each night and meet the performers and composers (!) afterwards.
Monday, December 6, 2010 at 7:30pm Gallery Nord
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 7:30pm Trinity University's Ruth Taylor Recital Hall
Call 210 485-9330 or go online to for more info.

The San Antonio Brass present a series of Holiday concerts around the area,"Holiday in Brass."
December 6  - St. Mark Presbyterian Church Boerne
December 7 - Abiding Presence LutheranChurch San Antonio
December 9 - St. Luke's Episcopal Church San Antonio
December 11 - First United Methodist Church Missouri CityTx
December 12 - Beacon Hill Presbyterian Church
Find out about their cd and tickets on their website,

Quartus Chamber Players are coming to San Antonio! They are presenting a short lunch time concert as part of Travis Park UMC's 2nd Wednesday @ Travis Park Music Series. 12:15pm-12:45pm
Program includes George Winters' Variations on a Pastoral Theme (1992) for string quartet
Shostakovich's Two Pieces for String Quartet (Elegy and Polka)
Beethoven - Selection from String Quartet Op. 74, "Harp"
Admisson is free! So bring your lunch and head over to Travis Park!

1st Presbyterian Church continues their Mid-Day Noel Concerts
Thursday, December 2, 2010, 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm, Sanctuary
Contact: Tom Dooling at or (210) 226 0215

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