Music notes: Lend an ear to the sounds of the holiday season: choral, orchestral, flutes, bell ringers

Published December 10, 2012 8:28 am
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Presbyterian Christmas sing-along

The First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir and the Children's Choir will sing Christmas favorites and join in a sing-along of carols.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.

Where • First Presbyterian Church, 12 C St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Refined music of Baroque Germany

Utopia Early Music continues its fourth season with "Heaven to Earth: A German Baroque Christmas." Capture the expectation and joy of the holiday season in the refined music of Baroque Germany.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, 5 p.m.

Where • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15

U. Flute Choir in final fall concert

Join the University of Utah Flute Choir, known as the Runnin' Fl'UTES, as the ensemble presents its final fall semester concert. The choir will be accompanied by percussion, harp and piccolo to perform a mix of Christmas works and other favorites.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m.

Where • Dumke Recital Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Hear some holiday favorites

The Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra will perform "Stille Nacht" and "Deck the Halls," "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson and "A Canadian Brass Christmas." Light refreshments will follow the performance.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

Where • All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

I can hear the bells

The Wesley Bell Ringers will perform a Christmas concert.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

Where • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 420 E. Hillcrest St., Copperton

Tickets • Free, donations to support the choir accepted

Also • Saturday, Dec. 15, 2:30 p.m., Le Chateau Brickyard Retirement Residence, 3080 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Grammy-nominated duo to perform

This week's Sundays@7 will feature the Grammy-nominated Duehlmeier-Gritton Duo performing "Christmas Chimes," a medley of well-known holiday favorites, along with a showcase of renowned faculty musicians.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

The trumpet shall sound

The Draper Symphony and Community Chorus will present its 34th annual sing-in performance of Handel's "Messiah" at the Corner Canyon Stake Center.

When • Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Corner Canyon Stake Center, 13400 S. 1300 East, Draper

Tickets • Free

Lights on

The gospel-folk collective The Lower Lights performs its Christmas concert.

When • Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10

Christmas 'Fantasy'

The American West Symphony will perform with University of Utah graduate student pianist Kristofer Michaels in a concert themed "Beethoven's Choral Fantasy." The program also will include Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, "Jazz Gloria" by Natalie Sleeth, "Candlelight Carol" by John Rutter, "Messiah" excerpts and many more holiday favorites. Visit americanwestsymphony.org for information.

When • Thursday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10

Live in HD: 'Aida'

The Met's unforgettable production of Verdi's ancient Egyptian drama stars Liudmyla Monastyrska as the enslaved Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the heroic Radamés, played by Roberto Alagna, and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris, sung by Olga Borodina.

When • Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:55 a.m.

Where • Cinemark Century 16 Salt Lake, 125 E. 3300 South, South Salt Lake

Tickets • $15-$22; visit cinemark.com/movie-detail.aspx?node_id=75635

A cappella group to perform in Copperton

Sotto Voce, an a cappella quartet, will perform a Christmas carol service. Donations will be accepted for pet food and/or cash contributions, benefiting Cubby's Cause for Paws, a pet food bank.

When • Saturday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m.

Where • St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 420 E. Hillcrest St., Copperton

Tickets • Free

And he shall reign forever and ever

The Oratorio Society of Utah presents its 97th annual performance of Handel's "Messiah," under the direction of Morris F. Lee, with the Nachtmusik Chamber Orchestra.

When • Saturday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m.

Where • Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, 1580 E. Vine St., Murray

Tickets • Free; donations accepted

Also • Sunday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., at Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City; $10; kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/handels-messiah

Fit for a king

The Salt Lake Symphony will present its annual holiday concert, "We Three Kings." The centerpiece is Gian Carlo Menotti's short opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors" with the University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble. The orchestra also will present Respighi's "Three Botticelli Pictures" and Duke Ellington's "Three Black Kings."

When • Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; call 801-792-1313

Think globally, sing locally

Join the Salt Lake Vocal Artists as they celebrate Christmas from all corners of the world and with familiar carols from home.

When • Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 E. 5550 South, Ogden

Tickets • $15, group rates available; visit http://www.saltlakechoralartists.org



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