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December 5–11, 2016

Tickets: by donation
Olympia Youth Chorus presents holiday favorites in this benefit concert for Family Support Center in Olympia.
Tickets: Suggested Donation $15 - 20
A wonderful evening of Scandinavian Christmas music featuring local heritage choirs - Finnish Choral Society, Norwegian Ladies Chorus, Norwegian Male Chorus, Svea Male Chorus, Swedish Women's Chorus and more. The visually and acoustically beautiful sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima Parish will make this a lovely holiday event for everyone who loves Nordic music.
(Buy Tickets) Saturday, December 10, 8:00pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $25 (general), $20 (senior/military/veteran), $5 (student), children under 10 free
Gather at Saint Mark’s Cathedral this December for a multi-media concert of music and images to heighten our delight in the winter season. We will joined by Ancora in a newly commissioned work, "Wintertide," composed by Donald Skirvin.
“Wintertide” (world premiere) by Donald Skirvin
“Sunrise Mass” By Ola Gjeilo (featuring original video presentation)
Carols of the season
Carol sing-along with the Flentrop organ at 7:30 pm
(Buy Tickets) Sunday, December 11, 3:00pm at St. Patrick's Church, Tacoma, WA
Tickets: Admission is free, although we gratefully accept donations!
Experience a celebration of Christ's birth in music by the masters. Hear Britten's 'This Little Babe', 'Northern Lights' by Ola Gjeilo, Handel's 'For Unto Us' and more. Then everyone will sing together to fill the air with Christmas carols.
Tickets: Adult: $15; Srs. students, teachers, military: $10; Children 13 &under free
The Bainbridge Chorale Family Holiday Concert, lasting for one hour, includes much of the repertoire of the adult Chorale concert, edited to be suitable for the whole family. It's a wonderful way to entertain younger children who might have trouble sitting through a two-hour concert.
Tickets: General admission $23, Seniors $20, Students, military & teachers $15, children 13 & under free
Our December concert includes familiar and beloved songs of the season, as well as premiere performances of several new works, including Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, a setting of an ancient Eucharistic chant dating back to at least 275 AD. Other repertoire includes the tender Sweeter Still by acclaimed contemporary composer Eric Barnum and Nicholas Myers’ exquisite The Winter’s Night. We will share the stage with the Olympic Girls’ Choir who bring us their own holiday magic.
The night in winter can hold many meanings, from the ominous to the comforting. Christina Rossetti’s famed poem In the bleak midwinter appears in settings by Harold Darke and William Averitt. Cecilia McDowall’s cantata A Winter’s Night incorporates traditional carols into a fun but modern context. And we celebrate two local composers with large-scale works: Abraham Kaplan’s Eight Days of Chanukah, and Ancient Souls by Composer-in-Residence Karen P. Thomas.
(Buy Tickets) Saturday, December 10, 8:00pm at St. Joseph Parish, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $28 General | $24 Senior/Military
The CANW annual tradition of performing a choral contemplation of the holidays with classical guitarist Bob McCaffery-Lent continues! These concerts also feature our first premiere of the season, a new work by local composer and CANW soprano Jessica French.
Get your tickets for either the Saturday night performance at St. Joseph Parish, or Sunday matinee at Plymouth Church, before they sell out!
Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Seattle, WA
Sunday, December 11, 2:00pm at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Seattle, WA
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Saturday, December 10, 2:00pm at Adventure of Faith Church, Port Orchard, WA
Saturday, December 10, 7:00pm at Adventure of Faith Church, Port Orchard, WA
Tickets: $10 Suggested donation
Let Kitsap Community Chorale help you ring in the season as we present an afternoon and evening of John Rutter. Featuring For the Beauty of the Earth, What Sweeter Music, and Gloria along with carols and songs of the season.
Tickets: $12 - $15
Please join us for a festive evening full of music fun and, of course, Christmas cookies.
Tickets: $24 general, $20 Sr. Cit, $20 singers, Students 6-18 free admission
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” Leonard Bernstein’s poignant words in response to the assassination of John F. Kennedy echo defiantly today. We believe that the passion and power of our music can bring forth hope and faith, and that the fear and anger in our world can be overcome by a true Season of Peace. Included in the program are pieces by Eric Whitacre, Herbert Howells, Larry Nickel and Morten Lauridsen.
Tickets: Prices vary at each venue $10-$32
The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 38-year tradition with the presentation of its 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring nine regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.
Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region.
Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm at Luther Memorial Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Complimentary Admission
Northwest Chorale celebrates the holidays with a variety of carols and other works by both classical and contemporary composers. Join us for an evening of wonderful arrangements to surely get you in to the spirit of the season. Admission is complimentary and a free-will offering will be taken to benefit Northwest Harvest.
Saturday, December 10, 4:00pm at Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Adults $15 / Children under 18 $7
All four choirs perform seasonal literature
Tickets: Advance: $18.00 adult, $16.00 senior/student (Tickets $2.00 more at the door)
In December, the Rainier Chorale will present a collection of winter and holiday works, including two contrasting favorites: Morten Lauridsen’s ethereal and moving “O Magnum Mysterium”, and G. F. Handel’s rousing “Hallelujah Chorus.” You’ll also get a chance to raise your own voice with the chorale in our annual Christmas carol sing-along. Come and share the season with family and friends!
Tickets: $5-$15 in advance, $5-$18 at the door
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Tickets: Reserved Seating Adult Ticket – $20/Reserved Seating Senior Ticket – $15/Reserved Seating Student&A
Seattle has long been the second home for many Scandinavian immigrants. With these hearty settlers came the music, art and traditions of the homeland. The Seattle Children’s Chorus celebrates and honors this vibrant heritage through our Advent performances, sharing beloved music and traditions in an unforgettable performance
(Buy Tickets) Saturday, December 10, 1:30pm at Town Hall Seattle, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $15 & $20
The annual Holiday Concert features five levels of the celebrated Seattle Girls’ Choir. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and beautiful songs celebrating the season, including old classics and new favorites.
(Buy Tickets) Saturday, December 10, 3:00pm at Rialto Theater, Tacoma, WA
(Buy Tickets) Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm at Rialto Theater, Tacoma, WA
(Buy Tickets) Sunday, December 11, 8:00pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $25-$78
SMC’s signature Holiday concert shimmers with the sounds of beloved carols and shakes with a fresh and soulful celebration of the season. All the ingredients are here for Seattle’s biggest holiday extravaganza: start with 250 joyful voices singing favorites like “Sleigh Ride” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Add a tender David Bowie tribute, mix in a clever karaoke sing-along, heat things up with gospel harmonies and top it off with a disco Santa finale.
Tickets: $12.00-$38.00
Star of Wonder showcases music from around the world that evokes the winter lights of the holiday season. The program covers over a thousand years of choral music, from medieval chant to contemporary works. Centerpieces include the ethereally beautiful Stars by Ēriks Ešenvalds, Morten Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium, and Eric Whitacre’s shimmering Lux Aurumque. Also featured are recent works by Judith Weir, John Rutter, and Gabriel Jackson.
Tickets: House seats - $16 * Box seats - $25 * Discounts for seniors, students, military and groups
While there’s no place like home for the holidays, you can find Christmas spirit all over the globe! We’ll celebrate the joy and excitement of Christmas in music gathered from faraway lands like Russia, Nigeria, Ireland, and New York City. Along the way we’ll share beautiful choral settings that express profound mysteries within the Christmas story. Throughout, we’ll return home to sing tunes that are close to our hearts and our own Christmas stories.
Saturday, December 10, 7:30pm at Ballard First Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Sunday, December 11, 3:00pm at Ballard First Lutheran Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Free admission
A diverse selection of holiday music, featuring the Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham (with brass quartet and organ). From holiday elegance to seasonal jocularity, we also include our popular Christmas singalong. This is a free event but contributions are welcome.
Tickets: $15 Youth under 18 free with adult.
NWAA’s youngest singers touch your hearts and bring a smile to your face as they take the stage for their annual celebration of Christmas joy! This year, for the first time, the performance will be a Saturday matinee, and Artistic Directors Colleen Thomas-Reitsma and Kerstin Shaffer have programmed a concert that is sure to fill your stocking with all the familiar and favorite musical treats of the season.
Tickets: Single tickets: $20 Adult, $15 Senior, $10 Student, $5 Children 12 and under.
Christmas music of various periods and styles, featuring multiple settings of O Magnum Mysterium: Ivo Antognini (Switzerland), Cesar Carrillo (Venezuela), David Childs (New Zealand/US), and William Byrd (England). Also presenting French Christmas treasures by Charpentier and Berlioz, delightful arrangements of French carols, beautiful contemporary works by David Dickau (Calm on the Listening Ear of Night), Abbie Betinis (In the Bleak Midwinter), and more.
Tickets: $20 - $25 Youth under 18 free with adult
A program that celebrates that energy, including such beautiful and moving favorites as Keep Your Lamps and True Light, a joyous gospel arrangement by Keith Hampton. In addition, the chorus will sing Glow, Eric Whitacre’s stunning commission written for Disney’s World of Color: Winter Dreams.
Add in a dash of fun with a medley from Elf: The Musical and the fun-filled Twelve Days After Christmas, a moving performance of the Bing Crosby/David Bowie duet of Little Drummer Boy and Peace on Earth.
Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Sr. and Youth; $10/person for groups of 10+; Children under 12 free
Christmas is a time for gathering together, recreating scenes of joy and happiness, and enjoying the memory of times past. But there’s a melancholy, too, that not all the good things we hope for will be a part of each Christmas, a reminder that life’s flow moves us along. It is memories, both those we treasure and those we make this year and in the years to come, that make Christmas such a special time of year.
(Buy Tickets) Sunday, December 11, 3:00pm at University Unitarian, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $5.00-$25.00
Christmas with Seattle Pro Musica is our annual family holiday concert. Bring your whole family to our one-hour celebration!
Students from area schools will join us for traditional carols, holiday stories, and an audience sing-along. It's an event that will delight children and their families!
Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 for senior/youth
An enjoyable concert of Holiday music, with a generous dose of Barbershop harmony. Joining the SeaChordsmen and quartets from the chorus will be singers of the Seattle Shores and Song of Seattle Sweet Adelines Choruses, the Path with Art Singers, and the student members of the Ballard High School Men's Ensemble and Women's Chamber Choir. And don't be surprised if an audience sing-along breaks out. The show is an an annual SeaChordsmen tradition that is an audience favorite. Come join us!

December 12–18, 2016

Tickets: $20 Adults; $15 Sr. and Youth; $10/person for groups of 10+; Children under 12 free
Christmas is a time for gathering together, recreating scenes of joy and happiness, and enjoying the memory of times past. But there’s a melancholy, too, that not all the good things we hope for will be a part of each Christmas, a reminder that life’s flow moves us along. It is memories, both those we treasure and those we make this year and in the years to come, that make Christmas such a special time of year.
Tickets: Lead Boat: $35/Adult (includes $4 Value Night discount); listen on-shore for free!
Come join us aboard the official Christmas Ship as we cruise Puget Sound spreading Holiday cheer! On-board activities include carol sing-alongs, kids craft corner, Santa's Ho-Ho-Ho Contest, a full cash bar, and two concerts by the choir, which will be broadcast live to shore:
7:20-7:40pm - Edmonds Fishing Pier & Marina 8:20-8:40pm - Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
Listeners on shore often enjoy these outdoor concerts with bonfires, cocoa, neighbors and friends. Come share the fun!
Tickets: Tickets start at $22
Boston-based Psaltikon performs Byzantine chant and traditional Greek carols (kálanda) for the Christmas season, directed by Cappella Romana’s own Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos. Presented in collaboration with the Greek Institute of Cambridge, Mass.
Guest ensemble — Psaltikon directed by Dr. Spyridon Antonopoulos.
(Buy Tickets) Friday, December 16, 7:30pm at Holy Rosary Church, Seattle, WA
(Buy Tickets) Saturday, December 17, 7:30pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Prices vary at each venue $10-$32
The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 38-year tradition with the presentation of its 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring nine regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.
Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region.
Tickets: Adult $22; Children (12 and under) $12 - Enter the password "GSCC" (no quotes) for a discounted pr
Come hear us perform songs from your favorite holiday and winter-themed films! From "It's a Wonderful Life", "Meet Me in St. Louis", and "White Christmas" to "Home Alone 2", "Frozen", and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and more! This program is something for the whole family to enjoy!
Tickets: Single tickets: $20 Adult, $15 Senior, $10 Student, $5 Children 12 and under.
Christmas music of various periods and styles, featuring multiple settings of O Magnum Mysterium: Ivo Antognini (Switzerland), Cesar Carrillo (Venezuela), David Childs (New Zealand/US), and William Byrd (England). Also presenting French Christmas treasures by Charpentier and Berlioz, delightful arrangements of French carols, beautiful contemporary works by David Dickau (Calm on the Listening Ear of Night), Abbie Betinis (In the Bleak Midwinter), and more.
Tickets: $15 advance
Featuring Frederick West's "Christmas Cantata" scored for strings, handbells, timpani and chorus, inspired by Balkan dance rhythms, and featuring special guests the Dunava Balkan Women's Choir directed by Tina Trageser. Including a diverse collection of Bulgarian and Croatian carols.
Our all-chorister, family-friendly concert, with holiday songs that celebrate twinkling lights, the winter night sky, and celebrating the beauty and joy of the holidays. We'll sing traditional favorites like "The First Noel" and "Rise Up, Shepherd," Mexican, Danish, and Latin carols, and contemporary songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and Coldplay.
Two home-grown music ensembles—Tacoma’s Geiger Montessori School children’s choir and the Lyric Brass Quintet—join NWRS for a friends and family-focused evening of cherished melodies, including the world premiere of a carols finale by Kyle Haugen.
(Buy Tickets) Saturday, December 17, 8:00pm at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Don’t miss this concert by St. James Cathedral Resident Ensemble Opus 7 as they celebrate their 25th-Anniversary Season with some of their favorite choral music for Advent and Christmas. The concert will feature Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara’s a cappella choral masterpiece Magnificat; music by Northwest composers John Muehleisen, Bern Herbolsheimer, and Robert Scandrett; and music by Herbert Howells, Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten and others.
Tickets: $25 adult, $20 senior, $10 student
No other work has become more closely associated with OSSCS than Georg Frideric Handel’s most celebrated oratorio, Messiah. For four decades, audiences have delighted in our complete and uncut performances. This season we again offer two performances: one in Seattle and a second in Everett.
(Buy Tickets) Sunday, December 18, 7:30pm at Holy Rosary Church, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $15
. The young women of Seattle Girls’ Choir’s Prime Voci join with harpist Juliet Stratton in Benjamin Britten’s incomparable A Ceremony of Carols and John Rutter’s sublime Dancing Day. The beautiful, ethereal combination of treble voices and harp makes for an elegant concert that perfectly complements the holiday season.
(Buy Tickets) Sunday, December 18, 8:00pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $25-$78
SMC’s signature Holiday concert shimmers with the sounds of beloved carols and shakes with a fresh and soulful celebration of the season. All the ingredients are here for Seattle’s biggest holiday extravaganza: start with 250 joyful voices singing favorites like “Sleigh Ride” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Add a tender David Bowie tribute, mix in a clever karaoke sing-along, heat things up with gospel harmonies and top it off with a disco Santa finale.
Tickets: $12.00-$38.00
Star of Wonder showcases music from around the world that evokes the winter lights of the holiday season. The program covers over a thousand years of choral music, from medieval chant to contemporary works. Centerpieces include the ethereally beautiful Stars by Ēriks Ešenvalds, Morten Lauridsen’s O magnum mysterium, and Eric Whitacre’s shimmering Lux Aurumque. Also featured are recent works by Judith Weir, John Rutter, and Gabriel Jackson.
(Buy Tickets) Sunday, December 18, 4:00pm at Temple Beth Am, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors $10, Students $8, Un(der) employed: Pay what you can
The Light of Tradition: Hanukkah in the Northwest is a concert celebration of all things Hanuakkah for the Seattle area! Showcasing their historic, first professionally-recorded Hanukkah CD with the Shalom Klezmer Band, the Seattle Jewish Chorale is happy to bring songs of old and new to our area with over 150 years of the tradition in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino and more!
Open to all ages & peoples, the Seattle Jewish Chorale invites you to bring friends, neighbors or family to attend!
Tickets: Adults $20, Senior/student $15, Child under 18 $5
Whatcom Chorale celebrates the wondrous gift of light and love with shimmering harmonies from Gabrieli, Monteverdi, Schutz, Praetorius, Mendelssohn, and Rachmaninoff. Contemplate and rediscover profound reverence in these Baroque-inspired expressions of awe and delight.

December 19–25, 2016

(Buy Tickets) Tuesday, December 20, 7:30pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA
(Buy Tickets) Wednesday, December 21, 7:30pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA
(Buy Tickets) Thursday, December 22, 7:30pm at St. Alphonsus Church, Seattle, WA
(Buy Tickets) Friday, December 23, 7:30pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: Prices vary at each venue $10-$32
The Northwest Boychoir celebrates its 38-year tradition with the presentation of its 2016 A Festival of Lessons & Carols concert series featuring nine regional performances in December. These holiday concerts showcase the 90-member combined chorus of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle.
Patterned after the Christmas Eve observance at King’s College in Cambridge, England, A Festival of Lessons & Carols is a holiday tradition for thousands of families in the Puget Sound region.
(Buy Tickets) Wednesday, December 21, 8:00pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
(Buy Tickets) Thursday, December 22, 8:00pm at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA
Tickets: $25-$78
SMC’s signature Holiday concert shimmers with the sounds of beloved carols and shakes with a fresh and soulful celebration of the season. All the ingredients are here for Seattle’s biggest holiday extravaganza: start with 250 joyful voices singing favorites like “Sleigh Ride” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Add a tender David Bowie tribute, mix in a clever karaoke sing-along, heat things up with gospel harmonies and top it off with a disco Santa finale.

December 26, 2016 – January 1, 2017

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