Calendar

2017-2018 Season
Fall-Winter

Updated 12/4/2017

Singers for Beethoven's Ninth, No Audition Required
Current members of an adult auditioned choral ensemble that performs regularly in our region can join the Symphonicity chorus without an audition! On February 18th, Symphonicity will present an epic rendering of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 “Choral" ?with the Old Dominion University singers and their director, Dr. Nancy Klein, as Chorus Master. C?ontact Joanne Teague: chorus.manager@symphonicity.org. Also, please fill out the online form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNZywF6XZ813xYIGYNZaas90dye5MKRtFEIQLdmJJZVRWU2A/viewform as soon as possible. More information can be found at https://sites.google.com/symphonicity.org/chorus/home

Monday, December 11, 2017, 10 pm
NYFOS After Hours: A Goyishe Christmas To You!
An instant classic, this popular NYFOS program has become an annual tradition. It features holiday favorites—and some lesser-known gems—written by Jewish songwriters. Performers include host Steven Blier on piano with others to be announced Cover $20. Walk-ins always welcome at the bar. Reservations: 212-866-0600; Henry's Restaurant, 2745 Broadway (at 105th Street), New York, NY

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 8 pm
Unto Us a Child is Born
Bruton Parish Holiday Choral Concert. Magnificat – attributed to Dieterich Buxtehude, Es ist ein Kind geboren by Georg Philipp Telemann, & Ringeltänze by Libby Larsen. The Choirs of Bruton Parish, Rebecca Davy, Director. Bruton Parish Church, 331 W. Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg

Thursday, December 12, 2017, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7 pm
Friday, December 15, 2017, 8 pm

Virginia Symphony: Holiday Brass
The bold sounds of the Virginia Symphony Brass section ring in the holidays with a blast! Experience the festive sounds of the season in a concert filled with wit, virtuosity, and the glorious music of the holidays—featuring the VSO brass and percussion sections. You’ll enjoy music from a variety of styles that make this concert one holiday delight you won’t want to miss! Tickets start at $25. Visit www.virginiasymphony.org or call (757) 892-6366 for more information. Dec 12: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk. Dec 13: Chesapeake Convention Center, Chesapeake. Dec 15: Saint Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg.

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 12, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert:
Music of Buxtehude, Telemann, & Libby Larsen Bruton Parish Choirs & Orchestra Rebecca Davy, Director
Thursday, December 14, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Manassas Community Choir from Manassas, Virginia, Becky Verner, Director
Saturday, December 16, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir from Richmond, Virginia, Judy Fiske, Director
Tuesday, December 19, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
Girls & Adult Choir from All Saints Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, Scott Hayes, Director
Thursday, December 21, 8 pm
Holiday Choral Concert
One Accord Choir from First Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, Philip Mitchell, Director
Tuesday, December 26, 8 pm
Holiday Organ Recital & Carol Sing
Rebecca Davy, Music Director & Organist at Bruton Parish with Darla Wilmot, Flutist
Thursday, December 28, 8 pm
Christmas Duo Recital
Spencer & Beanne, Matthew Spencer & Mei-Li Beanne, Violin, Viola, Guitar, & Voice
Saturday, December 30, 8 pm
Holiday Organ & Harpsichord Recital
Dr. Ross Ellison, Organist from Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Sunday, December 31, 9:15 & 11:15 am
Nine Lessons & Carols
Bruton Parish Choirs, Rebecca Davy, Director & JanEl Will, Organist
Historic Organ Recitals in the Wren Chapel, at the College of William & Mary @ 10:00 am
Monday, December 11 – Rebecca Davy
Thursday, December 14 – Thomas Marshall
Friday, December 15 – Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 16 – Rebecca Davy
Monday, December 18 – Rebecca Davy
Thursday, December 21 – Rebecca Davy
Friday, December 22 – Norman Elton
Saturday, December 23 – Rebecca Davy
Tuesday, December 26 – Thomas Marshall
Wednesday, December 27 – Rebecca Davy
Thursday, December 28 – Rebecca Davy
Friday, December 29 – Rebecca Davy
Saturday, December 30 – Rebecca Davy

GSA & Sentara Music and Medicine Center Lobby Concert Series
The Governor's School for the Arts and Sentara Music and Medicine Center Lobby Concert Series. Free and open to the public. Sentara Heart Hospital, 600 Gresham Drive, Norfolk
Thursday, December 14, 2:15 - 3:45 pm
Vocal Music- Handel’s Messiah

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 8 pm
Friday, December 15, 2013, 8 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2013, 8 pm

VSO: Handel’s Messiah
JoAnn Falletta conducts the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the time-honored Christmas tradition of George Frideric Handel’s revered oratorio, Messiah. Get in the spirit of the season with this distinguished performance of Handel’s sacred masterpiece that presents the austere and dramatic narrative of the Messiah. From Isaiah’s prophecies to the Hallelujah Chorus, you will be brought to your feet in the Messiah performance of the season. JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, chorusmaster. Tickets start at $22. To purchase phone 757-892-6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org Dec 14: Regent Univerisity Theater. Dec 15: First Baptist Church, 12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606. Dec 16: Harrison Opera House, 160 W Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23510

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
Virginia Wind Symphony
Virginia Wind Symphony in concert. https://www.virginiawindsymphony.org Woodside High School, 13450 Woodside Lane, Newport News, VA 23608

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 5 pm

TENET: Candlelight Carols
TENET celebrates the holidays with cozy carols to warm the heart and soul on one of the darkest nights of the year. Our quintet of singers will be joined by lutenist Hank Heijink in an eclectic program of carols from America and Europe in a performance highlighting TENET’s distinctive clarity through thoughtful renditions of time-honored tunes. Jolle Greenleaf, sopran;o Martha Cluver, soprano; Kate Maroney, alto, Owen Mc Intosh, ; tenor Charles Wesley Evans, bass; Hank Heijink, lute. Tickets: Dec 15: Tickets: $50, $50, $30, $25. http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/candlelight-carols All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Ave., New York City, NY 10075. Dec 16: Tickets: $20 - $65 https://www.caramoor.org/events/tenet/ Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd., Katonah, NY 10536.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 pm

Symphonicity/Ballet Virginia: The Nutcracker
Join us for The Nutcracker and experience the beauty and athleticism of this timeless ballet classic. Enjoy nationally recognized guest artists, our regions finest dancers and entertaining choreography and staging. Live orchest form Symphonicity with Daniel W. Boothe conducting will add the final touch to a fantastic experience. Tickets: $35 - $55 adults; $18 children under 18. Sandler Center Box Office and www.ynottix.com Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 9 am - 5 pm
BYOV: Concerto Competition
Bay Youth Orchestras of Virgina 2017 Concerto Competition featuring members of the BYOV Concert & Symphony Orchestras. This recital-like performance is free and open to the public! For more information visit: http://files.constantcontact.com/57cc2f39201/85ecc4df-87d6-470e-b129-a5dd490357d8.pdf Larchmont United Methodist Church, 1101 Jamestown Crescent, Norfolk, VA 23513

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2 & 7 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2 pm

WSO: The Nutcracker
Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, Janna Hymes, Conductor; Virginia Regional Ballet, Heidi Robitshek, Artisitc Director. Tickets: $23 - $38.50. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3113820 Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, College of William and Mary, 601 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

Virginia Choral Society: Hark!
Celebrate the sounds of the season with familiar carols and new favorites for choir and the Eastern Virginia Brass Quintet. Featuring works by Pinkham, McCullough, and Willcocks, as well as Praise the Lord with Drums and Cymbals for brass and organ by Sigfrid Karg-Elert.
Tickets: General Admission: $18, Senior/Military/Student: $15; Children under 10 years/free. http://vachoralsociety.org/buy-tickets/
Saturday, December 16, 4 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 514 S. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23669
Sunday, December 17, 4 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 6807 Huntington Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 9:30 & 11 am
GBP: Festival of Lessons and Carols
Great Bridge Presbyterian Church presents its annual Festival of Lessons and Carols featuring the Chancel Choir, soloists, Alleluia Ringers and members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Billye Brown Youmans, Director of Music. Free and open to the public and a nursery is provided. For more information, please call:  757-547-4706, or email, music@gbpres.org. Great Bridge Presbyterian Church, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA.

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 10:45 am
EVB: A Service of Lessons and Carols
Eastern Virginia Brass Quintet with music director and organist Sharon Foxwell and the choir. For more information phone (757) 423-8536. Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6901 Newport Avenue,  Norfolk, VA 23505

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5 pm
MUMC: The Christmas Play
Dinner is at 5:00 p.m. followed by the premier of the Christmas play. There is no set ticket price, but donations will be accepted with all proceeds benefiting the Coleman Nativity which is hosted at Monumental every Christmas season.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Reservations can be made by calling the church office at 397-1297. Cutoff date for reservations is Wednesday, December 13th. Monumental United Methodist Church, 450 Dinwiddie St., Portsmouth

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5 pm
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Join the St. Paul’s Church Choir, Charles Woodward, conductor, guest organist Rob Keene, and readers from the church and community for a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.  Carol-anthems by William Mathias, June Nixon, and Philip Stopford, and organ voluntaries by J. S. Bach and Johannes Brahms will be heard, with 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 Church, 201 Saint Paul's Boulevard, Norfolk

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 5 pm
Lessons and Carols Service
A Lessons and Carols Service, modeled after the service at Kings College, Cambridge, England. Carols and anthems to be sung include: "Once in royal David's city," "Ding dong! merrily on high," "Jesus Christ the apple tree," Good Christian friends, rejoice," "Sussex carol," "Low how a Rose e'er blooming," "Gabriel's message," "Away in a manger," "In the bleak mid-winter," "God rest you merry, gentlemen," "Here is the Little Door," "O come, all ye faithful," and "Hark! the herald-angels sing.  Soloists include Elise Krepcho, Haley Brown, and Kim Rouke. The choir is directed by Dr. Martin R. Sunderland and accompanied on the organ by Dr. Antoinette Anglin.  St. Nicholas will process with the choir and pass out gold chocolate coins and fruit following the service at a Hot Chocolate reception, hosted by Emily Bruch. Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church, 2020 Laskin Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Christmas at Providence
You are warmly invited to attend our special Christmas music events at Providence Presbyterian. Providence Presbyterian Church has a long tradition of enjoying the wonder and power of music during weekly worship and especially during the Advent and Christmas seasons. We invite you to join us, not only for the special programs featured here, but anytime.www.provpres.org Providence Presbyterian Church, 5497 Providence Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 11 am
Third Sunday of Advent Worship Service
Sunday, December 24, 2017, 11 am & 5 pm
Fourth Sunday of Advent Christmas Eve. 11:00 am Worship Service. 5:00 pm Candlelight Communion Service

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:30 pm
GSA: Handel’s Messiah
The Governor's School for the Arts Vocal Music Department, presents Handel’s Messiah, Directed by Stephen Z. Cook. Tickets: showtix4u.com First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave, Norfolk

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:30 pm

Vienna Boys Choir
Beloved for its pure, heavenly sound, this internationally revered choir can trace its history as far back as the 13th century, and despite the youth of its singers, represents an art form steeped in tradition and history. Today, boys audition for the choir from around the world; many of them have fathers or even grandfathers who were choir members. The full choir is divided into four equally gifted touring groups, each led by its own conductor and accompanied by tutors. The group who will be presented by the Virginia Arts Festival includes boys from Austria, Cambodia, China, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and the Philippines. They will be led by their spirited Italian choirmaster Manolo Cagnin, who has traveled with the group throughout Europe, North and South America, and Asia. He chooses repertoire to match the boys’ voices and personalities—including, in the case of these December performances, some of the best-loved holiday music ever written. Order your tickets early, as previous Virginia Arts Festival performances of the Vienna Boys Choir have sold out!  info@vafest.or 440 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510. Box Office: 757-282-2822. General Info: 757-282-2800. Dec 20: St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. Tickets: $21 - $58. Dec 21: $21 – $85. Sandler Center for the Arts, 201 Market Street, Town Center, Virginia Beach

Friday, December 22, 2017, 12 noon
Organ Concert
Dr. Stephen Z. Cook, organist. www.fpcnorfolk.org First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk 23507

Saturday, December 23, 2017, 8 pm
Symphonicity: Messiah Sing-Along
Symphonicity's 35th annual 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 new 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. Prior to the concert, Messiah scores and special Symphonicity cups (that are allowed for use in the theatre) will be sold for $10 each. Doors will open at 7 pm. Free and open to the public, donations accepted. Phone 757-671-8611 or visit www.symphonicity.org. Sandler Center, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 9:30 pm
Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols
As the Christmas Eve Carol Prelude, the women of the Christ and St. Luke's Parish Choir present Britten’s beloved work with gifted harpist Barbara Chapman. For more information, call 757-627-5665 or visit www.christandstlukes.org Christ and St. Luke’s Church, 560 West Olney Road, Norfolk

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10 am
Celebrating the Joy of Christmas through Music
Featuring the First Presbyterian Church Adult Choir. fpcnorfolk.org First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk 23507

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 4:40 pm
EVB: Christmas Eve Service
Eastern Virginia Brass the ensemble presents prelude music and participates in the service with music director R. Scott Foxwell and church choir. Phone (757) 481-0577 for more information. All Saints Episcopal Church, 1969 Woodside Ln #757, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Sunday, December 24, 2017, 10:30 pm
EVB: A Service of Lessons and Carols
Eastern Virginia Brass. Christmas Eve Service, prelude beginning at 10:30 p.m. Music under the direction of David S. Kunkel. Phone (757) 428-6332 for more information. First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, 300 36th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 7 pm
TENET: Claudio Monteverdi’s Selva morale e spirituale
Join TENET and the Green Mountain Project performers to celebrates the 450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth with a performance of selections from his monumental collection Selva morale e spirituale. A program featuring six core voices, violins, cornetti, and continuo highlights some of Monteverdi’s most famous psalm and motet settings alongside instrumental works by Monteverdi’s contemporaries. Jolle Greenleaf | soprano; Molly Quinn | soprano; Owen McIntosh | tenor; Jason McStoots | tenor; Sumner Thompson | tenor; John Taylor Ward | bass; Aisslinn Nosky | violin; Beth Wenstrom | violin; Kiri Tollaksen | cornetto; Alex Opsahl | cornetto; Hank Heijink | theorbo; Charles Weaver | theorbo; Jeffrey Grossman | harpsichord. Tickets: $29 - $76. http://tenet.nyc/2017-18/selva-morale St. Joseph’s Church in Greenwich Village, 371 Sixth Ave., New York, NY 10014

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