Holiday events: Music

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Members of the Masterworks Chorale rehearse for their Christmas concert. The free concert begins at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at St. John's Methodist Church in Aiken. The service of nine lessons and carols is based on the traditional Church of England service. The Chukker Creek Boys' Choir, under the direction of Joyce English from North Augusta High School, and the Augusta Men's Chorus will also perform. The Masterworks Chorale welcomes new members to sing in the spring semester beginning in January. Any singer who enjoys singing above-average music is welcome. For more information, contact Carol Hidlay at carol.hidlay@yahoo.com, (803) 226-0300.
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MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller; $55, $60, $65; BroadwayInAugustaGA.com

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Expect to hear fiddle, jazz and classical influences with folk-inspired vocals thrown in during Christmas With Annie Moses, part of the Waynesboro-Burke Concert Series. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Burke County High School, 1057 Burke Veteran’s Pkwy., Waynesboro, Ga. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for ages 17 and younger. Call (706) 437-0070 or see burkeconcert.org for details.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT FEATURING MUSIC OF MARK HARRIS AND FRIENDS: Presented by 88.3 WAFJ; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, noon Friday, Nov. 30, Kroc Center, 1833 Broad St.; $2 or a new unwrapped toy

BLUES BLUES CHRISTMAS PARTY: With Charleston blues music icon Shrimp City Slim 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Edgefield Discovery Center, 405 Main St., Edgefield, S.C.; $10; (803) 257-7669, (803) 637-3833

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 others; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org

19TH ANNUAL KEVIN SCOTT BROWN ROCKING THE STOCKING: A no-cover block pub crawl with live music all night on four stages in three venues - Metro A Coffee House and Pub, First Round Bar and Whiskey Bar; benefits area charities 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Metro A Coffee House and Pub, First Round Bar and Whiskey Bar; presented by Lexie’s Legacy; (706) 836-5683, facebook.com/events/458095927565268/?suggestsessionid=5207343621353940737

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

JOSEF PATCHEN PRESENTS A TRAMP ABROAD: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta, 3501 Walton Way Extension; a musical journey through Spain, Germany, Paris, America and back to Spain; donations accepted; holiday CD, A Season For Dreaming, for sale at concert; (706) 733-7339 or info@josefpatchen.com

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, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken; based on traditional  Church of England service; (803) 641-3306

USCA CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT: 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Etherredge Center, 471 University Parkway; free; (803) 641-3305

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

AUGUSTA COLLEGIUM MUSICUM, FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St.; 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

WESTMINSTER MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND ART SHOW: Performance of carols and choral music 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Christ Church Presbyterian, 4201 Southern Pines Drive, Evans; following concert, view student artwork on display; free; wsa.net

ASU OPERA ENSEMBLE: AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS: Gian Carlo Menotti’s heart-warming Christmas opera; 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 2220 Walton Way, free; 7:30-8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, 2500 Walton Way, $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

THE AUGUSTA MEN’S CHORUS: NOWELL!, A CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Christmas music, a cappella and accompanied, from many places, eras and traditions, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, First Baptist Church of Augusta, chapel, 3500 Walton Way; $10

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 the museum

LUCY C. LANEY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School, 1324 Laney-Walker Blvd.; free; (706) 823-6900

U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way; doors open 6:30 p.m.; free; facebook.com/signalcorpsband

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

ST. TERESA OF AVILA CATHOLIC CHURCH 2012 CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 4921 Columbia Road, Grovetown; presented by St. Teresa of Avila’s Music Ministry; works by Handel, Johnson, Praetorius, more; dessert reception follows; benefits the Building Fund; $3, 2 for $5; (706) 863-4956 ext. 109 or kimberlyroach25@hotmail.com, st-teresa.com

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

A NIGHT OF CHRISTMAS: 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, Living Waters Full Gospel Church, 1319 Commuity Park Road; Christmas jazz, bluegrass, holiday songs by Dayz To Come and guest singers; donations accepted for the Wilkerson Adoption Project; hot chocolate and desserts after show; free; lwcnow.com

MARCO PANUCCIO PRESENTS O HOLY NIGHT – AN EVENING OF HOLIDAY SONG: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way; $20, students $10; advance ticket purchase recommended; (706) 733-0513

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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