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Calendar of Holiday Performances

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, La Mesa: San Diego Lutheran Chorale and Orchestra, “Messiah” sing-along, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Oceanside: UCSD Gospel Choir (Ken Anderson, director), Gospel music and traditional spirituals, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, San Diego: Chancel Choir and Masterwork Chorale (Robert Cooper, director), Randall Thompson’s “Nativity According to St. Luke,” Dec. 2-3, 7:30 p.m.

Christ Church Unity, San Diego: Pacific Men’s Chorale (Bob Boucher, director), choral music of Hansen and Tschesnokoff, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

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Chula Vista Presbyterian Church: Choir and Hand Bell Ringers (Gary Withem, director) “LivingChristmas Tree,” Dec. 7-9, 7 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 p.m.

Jewish Community Center, M. Larry Lawrence branch: Strings of San Diego (Michael Geisler, director), music of Mendelssohn and Mozart, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Copley Symphony Hall: San Diego Symphony (Murry Sidlin, conductor), Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and “Messiah” excerpts, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

UC San Diego, Mandeville Auditorium: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (Iona Brown, director), Bach’s Six Brandenburg Concerti, Dec. 8, 8 p.m.

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San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art: Children’s Hanukkah concert program, by Marcia Berman and Fred Sokolaw, Dec. 9, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

St. Brigid Catholic Church, Pacific Beach: Early Music Ensemble of San Diego, Renaissance choral music, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.

First Unitarian Church, San Diego: First Unitarian Chorus and Orchestra (Daniel Ratelle, director), “Midnight Mass for Christmas Eve” by Charpentier and two Bach Cantatas, Dec. 9, 5 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, San Diego: Westminster Choir and Orchestra (Myron Tweed, conductor), John Rutter’s “Joy to the World,” Dec. 9, 5 p.m.; Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

La Jolla Congregational Church: Early Music Ensemble of San Diego, Renaissance choral music, Dec. 12, 8 p.m.

Copley Symphony Hall: San Diego Symphony and Master Chorale(Kenneth Kiesler, conductor), Handel’s “Messiah” (complete), Dec. 13, 8 p.m; Dec. 16, 2 p.m.

University of San Diego, Immaculata Church: Pianist Nicolas Reveles, music of Beethoven, Scarlatti, Liszt and Messiaen, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

East County Performing Arts Center: Grossmont Symphony and Master Chorale (Randall Tweed, director), Bach’s Magnificat and “Messiah” sing-along, Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

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Palomar College Theatre: Palomar Chorale, (David Chase, director), Brubeck’s “La Fiesta de la Posada,” Dec. 14-16, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 16, 3 p.m.

Copley Symphony Hall: San Diego Symphony (Carl Hermanns, conductor), pop holiday selections and “Child’s Christmas in Wales,” Dec. 14-16, 8 p.m.

First Unitarian Church, San Diego: San Diego Men’s Chorus (Gary Holt, director), “Christmas in the Southwest,” Dec. 15, 8 p.m.; Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

St. Brigid Catholic Church, Pacific Beach: Westwind Brass Ensemble, music of Bach, Dukas and Bennett, Dec. 16, 4 p.m.

Solana Beach Presbyterian Church: Chancel Choir (Kenneth Fox, director), Festival of Nine Lessons and carols, Dec. 16, 5 p.m.

Church of the Nativity, Fairbanks Ranch: San Diego Chamber Orchestra and combined choirs (Donald Barra, director), Handel’s “Messiah,” Dec. 16, 6 and 8:30 p.m.

East County Performing Arts Center: La Mesa Community Band and San Diego Choraleers (Charles Yates, conductor), traditional holiday band music and sing-along, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside: Fallbrook Brass Quintet and organist Robert Plimpton, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.

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St. Brigid Catholic Church, Pacific Beach: Pianist Nicolas Reveles, music of Beethoven, Scarlatti, Liszt and Messiaen, Dec. 23, 3:30 p.m.


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