Thursday November 30

Friday December 1

Saturday December 2

Sunday December 3

Wednesday December 6

Thursday December 7

Friday December 8

Saturday December 9

Sunday December 10

Monday December 11

Tuesday December 12

Wednesday December 13

Friday December 15

Saturday December 16

Sunday December 17

Monday December 18

Wednesday December 20

Thursday December 21

Friday December 22

Sunday December 24

Sunday December 31

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These listing were prepared by Lynn Miller for the November 29, 2006

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Holiday Concerts

Top Of PageThursday November 30

Rutgers Brass, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Nicholas Music Center,

85 George Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511.

www.masongross.rutgers.edu. Free. 8 p.m.

Annual Young Concert Artists Program, Princeton University Concerts,

Richardson Auditorium, 609-258-5000. www.princeton.edu/utickets. 2005

concert winners Jupiter String Quartet in Princeton debut. 2004

winner, Jose Franch-Ballester on clarinet with Andrius Zlabys on

piano, in return engagement. Program features works of Prokofiev,

Shostakovich, and Mozart. Reception follows. $20 to $40. 8 p.m.

Rutgers Jazz Ensemble Too, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Nicolas

Music Center, 85 George Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511.

www.masongross.rutgers.edu. Free. 8 p.m.

Top Of PageFriday December 1

Musical Celebration of Christmas, Riverside Symphonia, St. John the

Evangelist Church, 44 Bridge Street, Lambertville, 609-397-7300.

www.riversidesymphonia.org. Jenny Chang, winner of the Caprio Young

Artists Competition, performs. $15 to $35. 8 p.m.

The concert also features the world premiere of "Snow Day," the newest

composition for orchestra and choir written by Lambertville composer

Robert Maggio. The lyrics by Mary Liz McNamara of Bernardsville were

inspired by interviews with children’s choirs at South Hunterdon High

School.

Cool Yule Jazz IV, Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel,

609-921-2663. www.rider.edu. Philip Orr on piano, Jerry Rife on

clarinet, Sean Dixon on drums and percussion, and Norman Edge on bass.

The performance also marks the release of their new CD, "Cool Yule to

You." $20. 8 p.m.

Top Of PageSaturday December 2

Music of Christmas, North Jersey Philharmonic Glee Club, Crosswicks

United Methodist Church, Ward Avenue and Church Street, Crosswicks,

609-324-9800. $10. 7 p.m.

Echoes of Mystery and Joy, Philomusica Chorale, Our Lady of Peace

Church, 277 Washington Place, North Brunswick, 888-744-5668.

www.philomusic.org. "A Celebration of the Season" features music by

William Byrd. $9 to $18. 8 p.m.

Musical Celebration of Christmas, Riverside Symphonia, St. John the

Evangelist Church, 44 Bridge Street, Lambertville, 609-397-7300.

www.riversidesymphonia.org. See Friday, December 1, for description.

Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Bristol Chapel, 609-921-2663.

www.rider.edu. Handbell Holiday Concert directed by Kathleen

Ebling-Thorne. $15. 8 p.m.

Westminster Opera Theater, the Playhouse on the Westminster campus,

609-921-2663. www.rider.edu. Holiday at the Opera. $15. 8 p.m.

Westminster Williamson Voices, Westminster Choir College, Miller

Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary, 609-921-2663. www.rider.edu.

"A Candlelight Christmas." The select ensemble of 35 singers is

conducted by James Jordan. $15. 8 p.m.

Princeton Garden Statesmen, Allentown/Upper Freehold Municipal

Alliance, Allentown Presbyterian, 20 High Street, 609-259-6019. The

40-member group sings well-known songs including holiday songs and

traditional favorites, all in four-part a cappella barbershop style.

$10. 8 p.m.

The Three Tevyes, Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission, Monroe

Township High School, 1629 Perrineville Road, 732-521-2111.

www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com. Concert version of "Fiddler on the

Roof" retold through the eyes of three different families from

Anatevka. Register. $10. 8 p.m.

Betty Buckley’s Christmas Show, State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue,

New Brunswick, 732-246-7469. www.StateTheatreNJ.org. Holiday favorites

and classic Broadway tunes presented by Tony Award winner remembered

for "Memory" from Cats. Quintessence featuring Kenny Werner. $45 to

$70. 8 p.m.

Top Of PageSunday December 3

Westminster Opera Theater, the Playhouse on Westminster campus,

609-921-2663. www.rider.edu. Holiday at the Opera. $15. 2 p.m.

Pat Boone’s Christmas, State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New

Brunswick, 732-246-7469. www.StateTheatreNJ.org. A medley from the

past 50 years and holiday favorites. $25 to $50. 3 p.m.

New Jersey Opera Theater HolidayFare, Princeton Church of Christ, 33

River Road, Princeton, 609-924-2555. www.princetonchurchofchrist.com.

Wide variety of sacred and secular holiday music in concert by the

members of the young artist program. Free. $10. 3 p.m.

Westminster Concert Bell Choir, Bristol Chapel, 609-921-2663.

www.rider.edu. Handbell Holiday Concert directed by Kathleen

Ebling-Thorne. $15. 3 p.m.

Echoes of Mystery and Joy, Philomusica Chorale, Our Lady of Peace

Church, 277 Washington Place, North Brunswick, 888-744-5668.

www.philomusic.org. "A Celebration of the Season" features music by

William Byrd. $9 to $18. 4 p.m.

A Child’s Christmas in Wales, The Princeton Singers, Johnson Education

Center, 1 Preservation Place, Princeton, 866-846-sing.

www.princetonsingers.org. Dylan Thomas’ heart-warming classic comes to

life with music from the British Isles and narrated by the Reverend

David A. Davis, the pastor from Nassau Presbyterian Church. $15. 4:30

p.m.

A Mary, Mary Christmas!, Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra, Patriots

Theater, War Memorial, Trenton, 609-396-5522. www.trentonsymphony.org.

Take 6 are special guests. $25 and $35. 7 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah, New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Christ Church, 5

Paterson Street, New Brunswick, 732-249-6999.

www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org. Third annual performance. $17. 7:30

p.m.

Top Of PageWednesday December 6

Princeton Girlchoir, Barnes & Noble, MarketFair, West Windsor,

609-716-1570. www.bn.com. Concert. 7 p.m.

Top Of PageThursday December 7

TCNJ Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, College of New Jersey, Kendall

Hall, Ewing, 609-771-2551. www.tcnj.edu. 8 p.m.

Rutgers Symphony Band, Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street, New

Brunswick, 732-932-7511. www.masongross.rutgers.edu. Free. 8 p.m.

Top Of PageFriday December 8

Holiday Lights, Hopewell Valley Chorus, Pennington Presbyterian

Church, 13 South Main Street, Pennington, 609-397-1619.

www.princetonol.com/groups. Concert features Mozart’s Vespers, three

arrangement of the Ave Maria, and a selection of international carols

and songs. Sing-along with familiar carols. $11. 8 p.m.

Holly Days and Starry Nights, New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus, Unitarian

Universalist Church, 268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road,

Titusville, 609-396-7774. www.njgmc.org. Holiday and festive music.

$20. 8 p.m.

An Evening of Readings and Carols, Westminster Choir College,

Princeton University Chapel, 609-921-2663. www.rider.edu. Westminster

choirs and brass ensemble perform. $20, $30, $45. 8 p.m.

Tree of Light Celebration, The Lewis School, 53 Bayard Lane,

609-924-8120. Holiday concert and open house to benefit the

scholarship and program fund. The annual ceremony featuring thousands

of lights lit on the stately outdoor tree, with guest speaker,

old-fashioned music, entertainment, and holiday fare. Free. Donations

suggested. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Top Of PageSaturday December 9

Holiday Party, Princeton Friends of Opera, Prospect House, Princeton

University, 609-683-1661. An evening of dinner and music featuring

artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts with arias from favorite

operas. Register. $130. 5 p.m.

Christmas in Carol and Song, Mason Gross School of the Arts,

Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511.

www.masongross.rutgers.edu. Also Sunday, December 10, at 5 and 7:30

p.m. $20. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Three Sopranos, All Saints’ Church, 16 All Saints’ Road, Princeton,

609-921-2420. Evening featuring Jennifer Winn, Deborah Berioli, and

Alicia Lynch with a diverse program including classic and holiday

favorites, and arias by Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart. Thomas Carlo Bo on

piano. $10. 7:30 p.m.

An Evening of Readings and Carols, Westminster Choir College,

Princeton University Chapel, 609-921-2663. www.rider.edu. Westminster

choirs and brass ensemble perform. $20, $30, and $45. 8 p.m.

Klezmer Explosion, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton Shopping

Center, 609-924-8777. www.artscouncilofprinceton.org. Klezmer bands,

Beyond the Pale, based in Canada, and Klez Dispensers, based in

Princeton, perform individually and then in a collaborative

performance. $12. 8 p.m.

The Klez Dispensers, an eight-piece ensemble featuring clarinet,

trumpet, saxophone, violin, piano, bass, drums, and vocals, was formed

in 1998 at Princeton University.

Holiday Concert, Rutgers Alumni Wind Symphony, Nicholas Music Center,

Rutgers University, Route 18 and George Street, New Brunswick,

732-951-1993. Musicians of alumni and residents from surrounding

communities led by Nicholas Santoro and Nanette O’Neal. Free. 8 p.m.

The Museum Series, Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road,

Hamilton, 609-689-1089. www.groundsforsculpture.org. Musical showcase

with banjo wiz Tony Trischka and his band featuring acoustic and

bluegrass-tinged versions of holiday favorites. Register. $20. 7:30

p.m.

Top Of PageSunday December 10

New Jersey Opera Theater HolidayFare, Princeton Public Library, 65

Witherspoon Street, 609-924-9529. www.princetonlibrary.org. See

Sunday, December 3, for description. Free. 3 p.m.

Glee Club, Princeton University Concerts, Richardson Auditorium,

609-258-5000. www.princeton.edu. Motets and traditional carols for the

season conducted by Richard Tang Yuk. $15. 3 p.m.

Songs of the Season, Eastern Wind Symphony, College of New Jersey,

Music Building, Ewing, 609-771-2549. www.easternwindsymphony.org.

Selections from the group’s CD, "Symphonic Season," "Pieces for Brass

Ensemble," and "Sleigh Ride." $7; family ticket $20. 4 p.m.

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Princeton Society of Musical Amateurs,

Unitarian Church, 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton, 609-466-4479.

www.princetonol.com/groups/psma. Read-through with orchestra and

soloists. Singers of all ages and experience invited. $10 includes

vocal score and refreshments. 4 p.m.

Christmas in Carol and Song, Mason Gross School of the Arts,

Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511.

www.masongross.rutgers.edu. $20. 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Vox Fidelis, Christ Church, 5 Paterson Street, New Brunswick,

732-545-6262. www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org. Music of the

Renaissance. Free. 6 p.m.

Fuma Sacra, Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, 609-921-2663.

www.rider.edu. The Best Nowells That E’er Befell. Andrew Megill

directs. $20. 7:30 p.m.

Top Of PageMonday December 11

Rutgers Wind Ensemble, Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street, New

Brunswick, 732-932-7511. www.masongross.rutgers.edu. Free. 8 p.m.

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, McCarter Theater, Richardson

Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, 609-258-2787.

www.mccarter.org. Bach for the Christmas season. $45 to $51. 8 p.m.

Holiday Family Concert, Princeton Brass Band, Yvonne Theater, Rider

University, 609-895-5504. www.princetonbrassband.org. Donations

welcome. 7 p.m.

Top Of PageTuesday December 12

MCCC Chorus, Mercer County College, Kelsey Theater, 1200 Old Trenton

Road, 609-586-4800. www.mccc.edu. Sacred selections including Glorias

by Mozart and Ailor. Conducted by Marjorie Herman. Free. 8 p.m.

Princeton University Concerts, Taplin Auditorium, 609-258-5000.

www.princeton.edu. Composers’ Ensemble at Princeton: Works of Scott

Smallwood, Betsey Biggs, Samson Kar-Fai Young, Gregory Spears, Stefan

Weisman, Miriama Young, Mark Dancigers, Judd Greenstein, and Andrew

McKenna Lee. Free. 8 p.m.

Top Of PageWednesday December 13

Princeton University Concerts, Taplin Auditorium, 609-258-5000.

www.princeton.edu. Recital featuring Ronee Penoi `07, soprano, and

William Maguire `07, piano, in works of Purcell, Bellini, Schubert,

Rodrigo, and Guettel. Free. 8 p.m.

Jazz Band Concert, Mercer County College, Kelsey Theater, 1200 Old

Trenton Road, 609-586-4800. www.mccc.edu. Jazz classics and standards

directed by James Kelly. Free. 8 p.m.

Top Of PageFriday December 15

Kaleidoscope Chamber Series, Westminster Choir College, Bristol

Chapel, 609-921-2663. www.rider.edu. Music for Midwinter. $15. 8 p.m.

Festival of Christmas Music, Bucks County Choral Society, St. Ignatius

Church, 999 Reading Avenue, Yardley, 215-598-6142.

www.buckschoral.org. Program includes familiar melodies, traditional

carol sing-alongs, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, and Silent Night.

Two-harp Christmas preludes prior to concert. $15. 7:30 p.m.

Messiah, Princeton Pro Musica, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton

University, 609-683-5122. www.princetonpromusica.org. Handel’s classic

featuring soloists Julianne Baird, Marietta Simpson, William Hite, and

Matthew Burns. $38 and $45. 8 p.m.

Candles and Carols, Voices Chorale, Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13

South Main Street, Pennington, 609-637-9383. www.voiceschorale.org.

Family holiday program of holiday music with candles and bells

features soprano Rochelle Ellis in Vivaldi’s "Gloria." Also works by

Lauridsen, Bach, and popular seasonal music. $18 adults; $8 children.

8 p.m.

The group also performs at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 214 Nassau

Street, Princeton, on Sunday, December 17, at 2:30 p.m.

Top Of PageSaturday December 16

PSO Pops!, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Richardson Auditorium,

609-497-0020. www.princetonsymphony.org. Annual family holiday concert

features tenor Stuart Neill. A new holiday story, "Christmas with Mr.

Grump," will be read by Pam Hersh. Princeton High School Choir

performs. $30. 4 p.m.

Voices of Angels, American Boychoir, Princeton University Chapel,

Princeton, 888-BOYCHOIR. www.americanboychoir.org. Holiday concert

features familiar carols and seasonal readings. $10 to $30. 8 p.m.

Festival of Christmas Music, Bucks County Choral Society, St. Paul’s

Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Doylestown, 215-598-6142.

www.buckschoral.org. Program includes familiar melodies, traditional

carol sing-alongs, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, and Silent Night. $15.

8 p.m.

Messiah, Princeton Pro Musica, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton

University, 609-683-5122. www.princetonpromusica.org. Handel’s classic

featuring soloists Julianne Baird, Marietta Simpson, William Hite, and

Matthew Burns. $38 and $45. 8 p.m.

Westminster Conservatory Youth Chorale, Bristol Chapel, 609-921-2663.

www.rider.edu. A Concert for Chanukah. $15. 8 p.m.

New Jersey Opera Theater HolidayFare, Grounds For Sculpture, 18

Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-689-1089. www.groundsforsculpture.org.

See Sunday, December 3, for description. Free with admission to the

park. 7:30 p.m.

Top Of Page Sunday December 17

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Sovereign Bank Arena, 81 Hamilton

Avenue at Route 129, Trenton, 609-520-8383.

www.sovereignbankarena.com. Holiday favorites and a sing-along. $35 to

$85. 1 p.m.

Festival of Christmas Music, Bucks County Choral Society, St. Paul’s

Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Doylestown, 215-598-6142.

www.buckschoral.org. Traditional carol sing-alongs, Handel’s

Hallelujah Chorus, and Silent Night. Two-harp Christmas preludes prior

to concert. $15. 2:30 p.m.

Candles and Carols, Voices Chorale, St. Paul Roman Catholic Church,

214 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-637-9383. www.voiceschorale.org.

Family holiday program of holiday music with candles. See Friday,

December 15, for description. $18; $8 children. 2:30 p.m.

Christmas Holiday Spectacular, Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra,

Patriots Theater, War Memorial, Trenton, 609-396-5522.

www.trentonsymphony.org. 3 p.m.

New Jersey Opera Theater HolidayFare, Zimmerli Art Museum, George and

Hamilton streets, New Brunswick, 732-932-7237.

www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu. See Sunday, December 3, for

description. $3 museum admission. 3 p.m.

Winter Wonderland, American Boychoir, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton

University, 888-BOYCHOIR. www.americanboychoir.org. Traditional

holiday favorites. $20 to $42. 4 p.m.

Vespers Recital Series, Christ Church, 5 Paterson Street, New

Brunswick, 732-545-6262. www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org. Lessons and

Carols. Receptionfollows. Free. 6 p.m.

Westminster Community Chorus and Chamber Choir, Bristol Chapel,

609-921-2663. www.rider.edu. Magnificat. $15. 8 p.m.

Westminster Community Orchestra, Princeton High School Performing Arts

Center, 609-921-2663. www.rider.edu. "As the Story Goes." $15. 8 p.m.

Top Of PageMonday December 18

Canadian Brass, McCarter Theater, Richardson Auditorium, Princeton

University, 609-258-2787. www.mccarter.org. $39 to $45. 7:30 p.m.

Top Of PageWednesday December 20

Westminster Symphonic Choir, Riverside Church, New York City,

609-921-2663. www.rider.edu. Handel’s Messiah. Through Saturday,

December 23. 7:30 p.m.

Top Of PageThursday December 21

Eileen Ivers: An Irish Christmas, State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue,

New Brunswick, 732-246-7469. www.StateTheatreNJ.org. $25 to $45. 8

p.m.

Top Of PageFriday December 22

Holiday Concert of Music and Dance, Christ Church, George Street

Playhouse, 9 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-742-1523.

www.christchurchnewbrunswick.org. Christ Church Choir and members of

the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra present a holiday concert

featuring Lloyd Pfautch’s "A Day for Dancing" and the music of Tigger

Benford. Register. $20. 7 p.m.

Top Of PageSunday December 24

24-Hour Christmas Show, WPRB Radio, 103.3 FM. www.wprb.com. 19th

edition of Jon Solomon’s 24-hour show featuring rare, strange, and

confounding records directly or vaguely holiday-related including

songs. Solomon began the show in 1988, when he was 15 years old. 6

p.m. to 6 p.m. December 25.

Top Of PageSunday December 31

New Year’s Concert, State Theater, 15 Livingston Avenue, New

Brunswick, 732-246-7469. www.StateTheatreNJ.org. Salute to Vienna

presented by the Strauss Symphony of America. $45 to $90. 6 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Concert, Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra, Patriots

Theater, War Memorial, Trenton, 609-396-5522. www.trentonsymphony.org.

$25 to $65. 8 p.m.

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