"Christmas Concerts": A series of Christmas concerts is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Here's a partial list:
Cantare Vocal Concert --"Sing We Now" -- Joyous Songs of the Season, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2; $20 in advance, $25 at the door; www.cantarevocalensemble.org/concerts.aspx.
Bells of the Sound -- "Bells in Toyland" -- 7 p.m. Dec. 3; $10 adult, $8 youth and senior, under 8 years is free, tickets at the door; www.bellsofthesound.org/concerts.html.
Trinity Lutheran College Advent Vespers -- "Unexpected & Mysterious"-- A Musical Celebration of the Christmas Story, 3 p.m. Dec. 4, admission is free.
Edmonds Symphonic Choir, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5; $7 suggested donation at the door. For more information about these concerts or for a full schedule call 425-778-2159 or go to www.trinitylutheranchurch.com.
Winter Concert: The Northwest Chorale will perform the entire Handel's "Messiah" featuring the solo talents of Kathy Barlow soprano; Emily Lunde, alto; Paul Karaitis, tenor and Michael Drumheller, bass; 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. Donations will be accepted for local food banks. Go to www.nwchorale.org.
"The Pilgrims Christmas Concert": Enjoy sacred yuletide music and fun holiday tunes for all ages from this male chorus of Puget Sound singers. Reception follows; 6 p.m. Dec. 4, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2531 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free. A free will offering will be taken to support New Horizons Ministry. 425-252-3757.
"Holiday Magic: A World of Celebrations": The Sno-King Chorale features seasonal songs from around the world with music from Spain, Germany, Italy, England, Japan, Kenya and other countries, plus the heartwarming story, "Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!"; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $20, $15 and $10. Call ECA 425-275-9595 or online at ec4arts.org.
"Nativity": The Cantable of Skagit Valley presents a celebration of the nativity featuring "Lauda per la Nativita del Signore" by Ottorino Respighi, for soloists, chorus and instrumental ensemble. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Advent Lutheran Church, 4306 132nd St. SE, Mill Creek and 4 p.m. Dec. 18, Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 LaVenture Road, Mount Vernon. Donations accepted at the door; www.cantabileofskagitvalley.org/index.html.
A Christmas Concert: Pacific Chamber Orchestra presents works by Bach, D'Indy and Mozart as well as a holiday sing-a-long with the orchestra with music provided; 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Tickets are $10 and $15. Call 425-743-0255 or go to www.pacificachamberorchestra.org.
"Holiday Concert": Cascade Symphony Orchestra presents a collection of holiday music and dance by Tchaikovsky, Leroy Anderson and others featuring Polina Dickenson and Nathan Murstein, 11-year-old champion ballroom dancers; enjoy a singalong of favorite choruses from Handel's "Messiah"; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $25, $20, $15 and $10. Call ECA 425-275-9595 or online at ec4arts.org.
"Navy Band Northwest's Holiday Concert": Navy Band Northwest will feature a collection of traditional and popular holiday music selections; 7 p.m. Dec. 16, Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave., Everett. Free.
"A Christmas Concert": The Coram Deo Ensemble weaves a rich, sonic tapestry of Celtic, Gregorian, classical and contemplative sacred music and is an international collaboration between American composer/keyboardist, Jeff Johnson; Irish flutist, Brian Dunning; American violinist, Wendy Goodwin; soprano, Janet Marie Chvatal and German baritone, Marc Gremm; 7 p.m. Dec. 4, Aidan's Episcopal Church, 1318 Highway 532, Camano Island. Tickets are $17.50 at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/200472 or at the door on the evening of the concert.
"Raise Up Ye Voices and SING!": Whidbey Island's Saratoga Chamber Orchestra invites the community to a sing-along of Handel's "Messiah" with audience members invited to sit within sections arranged by voice range and participate in singing the chorus sections. However, one need not sing to attend; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 Highway 525, Freeland. Bring a vocal score if you own one. Donations will be accepted at the door. Visit www.saratogachamberorchestra.org for more information.
"I'll be Home for Christmas": Whidbey Island's finest vocal ensembles, the WICA Conservatory Choir, the WICA Conservatory Choir, and GLEE! Club, invite you to celebrate the spectacle of the season with favorite carols and holiday classics such as "Jingle Bells," "Sleigh Ride," "We Need a Little Christmas," "White Christmas" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas"; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Tickets range from $12 to $16. Call 360-221- 8268 or 800-638-7631 or www.WICAonline.com.
Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall's Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattlesymphony.org.
"The Snowman": Raymond Briggs' children's book, "The Snowman," comes to life as Seattle Symphony performs Howard Blake's stunning soundtrack while the animated classic plays above the orchestra. For families with children ages 6 to 12; 11 a.m. Dec. 3. Tickets are $15 to $20.
"Holiday Pops": Principal Pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch rings in the holiday season with a festive Seattle Pops Concert full of seasonal songs and special guests and holiday tunes including "My Favorite Things," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "Let it Snow," "O Holy Night"; also music from "March of the Toys," selections from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" and Leroy Anderson's "A Christmas Festival"; Santa may make an appearance; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 1 Tickets are $17 to $125.
"The Canadian Brass": This world-renowned quintet returns to Seattle to celebrate the sounds of the season featuring traditional holiday tunes; 7:30 Dec. 12 and 13. Tickets start at $20.
"Handel's Messiah": Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor, Nathalie Paulin, soprano and Seattle Symphony Chorale present this perennial favorite featuring exquisite choral writing and the exultant "Hallelujah" chorus; 8 p.m. Dec. 16, 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets start at $20.
Stile Antico: Puer natus est: Tudor Music for Advent and Christmas: Stile Antico, the Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble from England, rings in the holiday season with a program centered on Thomas Tallis's magnificent seven-part mass, first performed in December 1554 by the combined choirs of the Spanish and English Chapels Royal. Stile Antico is known for their passionate performances of impeccable intonation and clarity; 8 p.m. Dec. 3, St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. Tickets are $40 to $15. Call 206-325-7066 or go to www.earlymusicguild.org.
A Rose in Winter Christmas Concert: The Northwest Chamber Chorus under music director Mark Kloepper opens its concert season with songs in praise of Mary and celebrating the Christmas season. The program includes Latin motets by Dufay, Des Prez and Durufle, "How a Rose E'er Blooming" by Praetorius and Vulpius plus music by Tavener, Britten, Hogan, Whitacre, Brahms, Gjeilo, Lauridsen and Part. There are two concerts at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 Sixth Ave., Seattle and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle. Tickets are $22 general, $17 senior, $12 students, $12 active singer; children ages 6 to 12 free with paying adult. Call 206-523-1196 or go to northwestchamberchorus.org or brownpapertickets.com.
"A Cathedral Christmas": Seattle Choral Company presents this holiday concert and sing-along bringing together the music, the wonder and the traditions of December; this is the fourth season that the SCC will have presented "A Cathedral Christmas"; 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10, Saint Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E, Seattle. Advance tickets are $25, $20 and $10. Call 800-838-3006 or visit www.seattlechoralcompany.org.
"A Baroque Christmas": Jubilant chamber music for the holiday season featuring Catherine Webster, soprano, and Ensemble Electra with Vicki Boeckman, recorder, Tekla Cunningham, violin, Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 3rd Ave. W, Seattle. Tickets are $28, $24 and $15. Call 206-726-6088 or visit www.galleryconcerts.org.
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