Holiday events: Music

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The Augusta Concert Band returns Sunday, Nov. 18, for the 21st annual Empty Stocking Fund Concert beginning at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta. Admission is free. Donations will be collected to help provide food and clothing assistance to the needy during the holidays. To donate, see chronicle.augusta.com/emptystocking.
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN CONCERT CHOIR: John Rutter’s Requiem: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken; $20, students free; tickets at USCA Etherredge Center in advance, at door night of performance

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis will present  holiday music along with dazzling multimedia effects at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Bell Auditorium.   SPECIAL
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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis will present holiday music along with dazzling multimedia effects at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at Bell Auditorium.

CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE: JOHN RUTTER’S MASS OF THE CHILDREN: 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; L.N. Gregg Memorial Benefit Concert Choir, Augusta Children’s Chorale, orchestra, soloists Lisa Gregg and Ted Long; free, donations for Downtown Cooperative Church Ministries; (706) 724-9641, stjohnaugusta.org

EMPTY STOCKING FUND CONCERT: 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 18, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; featuring Augusta Concert Band; donations collected during show help provide assistance to needy during the holidays; free

TUESDAY’S MUSIC LIVE: Noon, St. Paul’s Church; free concert; lunch following $10, reservations required; Dec. 4 UGA Accidentals Holiday Concert; (706) 722-3463 or www.tuesdaysmusiclive.com

AIKEN CONCERT BAND: HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, Etherredge Center; $10, students $7

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects in an intimate setting; $55, $60, $65; BroadwayInAugustaGA.com

TARA SCHEYER HOLIDAY MUSIC JAMBOREE AND CRAFTS: 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; free to museum members, regular admission price others; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

MUSIC AT THE MORRIS: CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; pianist Tim Owings celebrating holidays; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

AUGUSTA OPERA HOLIDAY CONCERT: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way; $45 adults, $35 seniors and students, $20 military; (706) 364-9114, theaugustaopera@gmail.com, theaugustaopera.com

MASTERWORKS CHORALE: FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Aiken; (803) 641-3306

USCA CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Etherredge Center; free

AUGUSTA COLLEGIUM MUSICUM, FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; annual Christmas event; traditional English Christmas program, originating at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge University, England; reservations required, (706) 826-4700

WAYNESBORO-BURKE CONCERT SERIES: CHRISTMAS WITH ANNIE MOSES: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Burke County High School, 1057 Burke Veteran’s Parkway, Waynesboro, Ga.; fiddle, jazz and classical influences fused with folk-inspired vocals; $15 adults, ages 17 and younger $5; (706) 437-0070, burkeconcert.org

ASU OPERA ENSEMBLE: AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way; Gian Carlo Menotti’s heart-warming Christmas opera $5; (706) 667-4100

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH THE AUGUSTA AMUSEMENTS BIG BAND: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, Evans; doors 6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; limited number of reserved seats; $20, $25; (706) 726-0366, augustaamusements.com/events.htm

COLUMBIA COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY, BACH TO BROADWAY: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, First Baptist Church of Evans; (762) 233-7793, ccchoralsociety.org

12 BANDS OF CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: Noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Augusta Common; Santa 1-3 p.m.; benefits pediatric cancer patients; Jeremy Graham Band, People Who Must, Mason Jars, Black Swan Lane, Ramblin’ Fevers, Folly, Tara Scheyer and the Mud Puppy Band, Impulse Ride, J.A.M.P., Granny’s Gin, Funk You and Jesup Dolly; $10, ages 12 and younger free; 12Bands.org

AUGUSTA CHORALE CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m. Dec. 9, Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel, Paine College; (706) 830-0991, www.augustachorale.org

AUGUSTA COLLEGIUM MUSICUM HOLIDAY MUSIC: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, Augusta Museum of History rotunda; Benjamin Britton’s A Ceremony of Carols; $15, $10 Augusta Museum of History and Collegium members; benefits museum

AIKEN PERFORMING ARTS GROUP: CAROLINA BRASS CHRISTMAS POPS: 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, URS Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken; playing White Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Bugler’s Holiday and other traditional favorites; tickets APAGonline.org

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM POPS! AT THE BELL: HOLIDAY POPS!: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, Bell Auditorium; Joe Gransden, trumpet and Trio playing holiday favorites with Symphony Orchestra Augusta; $15, $25, $40; (706) 826-4735,
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AUGUSTA CHORAL SOCIETY CONCERT: AND ON EARTH, PEACE: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, St. Paul’s Church, 605 Reynolds St.; $25, $20 ages 65 and older, $10 student under age 25; augustachoralsociety.org

AIKEN SYMPHONY GUILD: DECEMBER POPS CONCERT: 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Etherredge Center; Joe Gransden, trumpeter and vocalist; $40, students $7; aikensymphonyguild.org

CHRISTMAS CANTATA: 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; Holy Light composed by Robert A. Hobby, adults and children’s choirs, percussion, hand bells, organ and congregational participation

CHRISTMAS WITH JOHN BERRY: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, Imperial Theatre, 749 Broad St.; $15-$27; imperialtheatre.com

CONCERTS WITH A CAUSE CHRISTMAS EVE CONCERT AND LESSONS AND CAROLS: 10:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St.; with St. John’s choirs and orchestra; benefits The United Methodist Children’s Home; www.stjohnaugusta.org


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