Holiday events: Music

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Symphony Orchestra Augusta's Holiday Pops! performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 will feature trumpeter Joe Gransden & Trio and end with some audience participation.
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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

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Marco Panuccio presents O Holy Night - An Evening of Holiday Song will showcase the Italian-America lyric tenor through selections including Schubert's Ave Maria and David Foster's Thankful at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Covenant Prsebyterian Church.  SPECIAL
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Marco Panuccio presents O Holy Night - An Evening of Holiday Song will showcase the Italian-America lyric tenor through selections including Schubert's Ave Maria and David Foster's Thankful at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Covenant Prsebyterian Church.

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, Academy of Richmond County theater, 910 Russell St.; presented by the music department with band, choral and string orchestra; free, open to the public

ERNIE HAASE AND SIGNATURE SOUND CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, First Baptist of Lexington, 415 Barr Road, Lexington, S.C.; a night of Christmas music like no other concert on their tour; general admission $19, Artist Circle $24 through Dec. 12; $25 and $30 Dec. 13; (803) 957-0686, fblex.org

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, soaugusta.org

CHRISTMAS WITH ELVIS: Carolina Christmas, a musical event benefiting Toys for Tots; 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Mi Rancho, 4645 Jefferson Davis Highway, Clearwater; Elvis tribute artists Cliff Wright and Jeff Lewis and performances of songs by Conway Twitty, Johnny Cash, Ronnie Milsap and Glen Campbell; $15; (803) 474-2411

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: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 ewberry St. NW, Aiken; free; (803) 648-6891

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 PRAISE CELEBRATION: 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, Young Storm Branch Baptist Church, 325 Huber Clay Road, Warrenville; free; (803) 593-8346

ADVENT FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS: 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, St. Luke Anglican Catholic Church, 3081 Wheeler Road; free; (706) 736-7479

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

SEASONAL SOUNDS OF BROOKLYN TAB CHRISTMAS CANTATA: Featuring the Sanctuary and Kidz choirs 6 p.m. Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Dec. 17, First Assembly of God, 328 May Ave., Lincolnton, Ga.; nursery provided; (706) 359-7237

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

A BLUEGRASS CHRISTMAS: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill Estate, 221 Greenville St. NW, Aiken; holiday music and a special guest from The North Pole; reservations recommended; (803) 648-1181, www.rosehillestate.com

MUSICAL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, Second Hopeful Baptist Church, Blythe Road, Hephzibah; free; (706) 592-2763

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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