- Christmas with the Santa Cruz Chorale at Holy Cross
- I Cantori di Carmel at the Mission
- Soprano Michelle Bradley & Pianist Ken Noda in Miami
- Russian String Orchestra at Florida International University
- MPC String Ensemble & MPC Chorus
- Opera San Jose: Pagliacci
- Aria Women’s Chorus in Monterey — Stronger Together
- Monterey Symphony — “Sound Waves” — Concert No. 2
- Paderewski Festival 2018 – Cultural Exchange Students Showcased in Recital
- Youth Music Monterey County (YMMC) Presents Eclectic Delight
- Chamber Music Monterey Bay presents Music from Copland House at Sunset Center
- Paderewski Festival 2018 – Gala Recital by pianist Kate Liu
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On Saturday, December 15, at 8:00 pm, at the Carmel Mission Basilica, Cantiamo! under the direction of Cheryl Anderson will be present a concert featuring Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C Major and the Central Coast Premiere of “All of Us” from Considering Matthew Shepherd by Craig Hella Johnson.
Tickets: $25 General Admission, $23 Students, $21 Seniors
Order online at www.cabrillovapa.com/events, Cabrillo College Box Office (831) 479-6154, or at the door on the evening of the performance.
The Hartnell Community Choir will present its winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 16, at Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel. The choir, conducted by Robin McKee Williams, will perform Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Salve Regina by Arvo Pärt, Let Peace Then Still the Strife by Mack Wilberg and Always Something Sings by Dan Forrest. Dona Nobis Pacem will be the main choral and orchestral work. David Dally’s Monterey Strings Orchestra will accompany the choir and soloists. Pamela Scholz, harp, Greg Bullock, timpani, and Kevin Jordan, trumpet, will also be featured instrumentalists. Read full story
Chanticleer returns to the Carmel Mission for two performances on Friday, December 21, with performances at 6:00 and 8:30 pm. Having started on August 4 in San Francisco, Chanticleer’s 2018–19 season includes 52 performances throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. In the United States, the ensemble will visit 23 states with 27 of their scheduled concerts focused around the San Francisco Bay Area. Two European tours throughout January and February of 2019 will take them throughout Europe and into Russia. Read full story
The Choral Project (TCP), the award-winning, Silicon Valley-based choir, is pleased to announce WINTER’S GIFTS: JOURNEYS, its annual holiday concert collaboration with SAN JOSE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Barbara Day Turner, Director), December 15 & 16 (First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto & Mission Santa Clara).
The concert’s repertoire will include music from cultures and faith traditions from around the world. Highlights include Randall Thompson’s beautiful “Road Not Taken,” Joshua Shank’s breathtaking arrangement of the Basque carol “Gabriel’s Message,” and Gabriel Fauré’s sublime “Cantique de Jean Racine”— long considered one of the loveliest choral works ever penned. Works from Buddhist and Judaic faiths balance out the program, which concludes with Ola Gjielo’s incredible “Song of the Universal.” Read full story