Klezmer to Chorale: Various Riffs on the Holiday Theme

Classical (and more) this week.

Send listings two weeks in advance to classical@seattleweekly.com.Concerts & EventsDuo En Holiday music for koto and shakuhachi. City Hall lobby, 600 Fourth Ave., 684-7171, www.seattle.gov/seattlepresents. Free. Noon, Wed. Dec. 13.Composer Spotlight Electronic music and video art from Portland-based Bonnie Miksch and Chris Penrose. Co-sponsored by the Washington Composers Forum. Jack Straw Studios, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919, www.jackstraw.org, www.washingtoncomposers.org. Free. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Dec. 13.Northwest Boychoir Their annual Festival of Lessons and Carols. Five performances at various venues through Wed. Dec. 20. 800-838-3006, 524-3234, www.nwchoirs.org. All-City Sing Now it's your turn: join in on carols with this volunteer choir. City Hall lobby, 600 Fourth Ave., 684-7171, www.seattle.gov/seattlepresents, www.seattlechoralcompany.org. Free. Noon, Thurs. Dec. 14. Music for Lunch Pianist Virginia Moore performs tidbits from The Nutcracker on this free weekly lunchtime recital series at Sherman Clay Showroom, 1624 Fourth Ave., 622-7580. Free. 12:15 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 14.Seattle Mandolin Orchestra Ballard Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W. Free. 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 14. Seattle Symphony Gerard Schwarz leads Messiah. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org. $18-$58. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Fri. Dec. 15, 1 & 8 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17.Shawn's Kugel Traditional Klezmer music. City Hall lobby, 600 Fourth Ave., 684-7171, www.seattle.gov/seattlepresents, www.seattlechoralcompany.org. Free. Noon, Fri. Dec. 15. Sacred Music Chorale "He Is Born." Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood, 7:30 p.m. Fri. Dec. 15; Boulevard Park Presbyterian Church, 1822 S. 128th, Burien, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16; Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 609 Eighth Ave., 7:30 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17. $5 suggested donation. 425-379-2553, www.sacredmusicchorale.org. The Birth of Christ The local premiere of Andrew T. Miller's Nativity oratorio. First United Methodist Church, 811 Fifth Ave., 450-4144, www.thebirthofchrist.org. $22-$25. 8 p.m. Fri. Dec. 15-Sat. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17. Seattle Women's Chorus Music and comedy, with an appearance by the Sequim Gay Men's Chorus. Meany Hall, UW campus, 388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org. $17.50-$50. 8 p.m. Fri. Dec. 15-Sat. Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17. Seattle Girls' Choir Their 25th annual holiday concert. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., www.seattlegirlschoir.org. $12-$15. 1:30 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16. Magical Strings Celtic music from the Boulding family. First Covenant Church, 400 E. Pike St., 292-ARTS, www.ticketmaster.com, 3 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16; Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue, 325-6500, www.ticketwindowonline.com. 7 p.m. Mon. Dec. 18. $12-$27.Seattle Pro Musica "An American Christmas." The venue has been changed from Bastyr University to St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave. 781-2766, www.seattlepromusica.org. $15-$23. One performance only, 8 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16; pre-purchased tickets for both the Bastyr performances will be honored.Bellevue Chamber Chorus "On Christmas Night." Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood, 7:30 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16; St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd. S.E., Bellevue, 3 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17. $8.50-$15. 425-881-0445, www.bellevuechamberchorus.net.Northwest Chorale "A Very Choral Christmas." Northminster Presybterian Church, 7706 25th Ave. N.W. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16. Freewill offering. 206-522-9853, www.nwchorale.org. Seattle First Baptist Church "Mary's Song: The World's Hope." Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., 325-6051, www.seattlefirstbaptist.org. Freewill offering. 7:30 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16, 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17.Seattle Baroque Orchestra "A Baroque Christmas Bash." Benaroya Recital Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 800-838-3006, 322-3118, www.seattlebaroque.org. $10-$34. 8 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16, 3 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17.Tudor Choir "A German Renaissance Christmas." St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., 8 p.m. Sat. Dec. 16; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 8398 N.E. 12th St., Medina, 3 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17. $15-$25. 323-9415, www.tudorchoir.org.St. John Choir Vivaldi's Gloria, with orchestra. St. John United Lutheran Church, 5515 Phinney Ave. N., 784-1040. Donation. 2 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17.Seattle Men's Chorus Their annual holiday extravaganza. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 388-1400, www.flyinghouse.org. $15.50-$65. 8 p.m. Sun. Dec. 17, Wed. Dec. 20; 2 & 8 p.m. Thurs. Dec. 21. The Irish Tenors A benefit for senior centers in Ballard and Shoreline. Benaroya Hall, Third Avenue and Union Street, 628-0123, www.ticketmaster.com. $40-$150. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Dec. 18. Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers "Holiday" includes music by Bach and Robert Kechley. Meany Hall, UW campus Avenue and Union Street, 682-5208, www.osscs.org. $10-20. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Dec. 18. Tuning the Air Improv, original music, and arrangements played each Monday by a 10-piece guitar orchestra. Seattle Circle Performance Space, Trinity Church Annex, 6512 23rd Ave. N.W., Room 329. 789-8481, www.tuningtheair.com. Free. 8 p.m. Mon. Dec. 18.

 
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