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Seattle Men's Chorus: “Play It Again, Santa”

DEC. 22 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $28-$78 ( 8 p.m. Dec. 12, Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, 901 Broadway, Tacoma; $44-$59 (

Bells of the Sound: “Making Spirits Bright!”

DEC. 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Tibbetts United Methodist Church, 3940 41st Ave. S.W., Seattle; 7 p.m. Dec. 14, Fairwood Community United Methodist Church, 15255 S.E. Fairwood Blvd., Renton; 5 p.m. Dec. 14, First Congregational Church of Bellingham, 2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 17222 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; 7 p.m. Dec. 21, Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood; 4 p.m. Dec. 22, First Lutheran Church, Poulsbo, 18920 Fourth Ave. N.E., Poulsbo; $8-$10 suggested donation (

Bellevue Chamber Chorus

DEC. 14, 15, 21 A program of Christmas music, old and new. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell; 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Grace Lutheran Church of Bellevue, 9625 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church Bellevue, 3030 Bellevue Way, Bellevue; $9-$18 (425-881-0445 or

49th annual Candlelight Christmas Concert

DEC. 20 Music of the Nativity by the choirs and orchestra of Green Lake Church. 7:30 p.m., Green Lake Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 6350 E. Green Lake Way N., Seattle; free (206-522-1330 or

Seattle Symphony: Handel’s “Messiah”

DEC. 20-22 8 p.m. Dec. 20, 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Dec. 22, Benaroya Hall (S. Mark Taper Forum), 200 University St., Seattle; $23-$88 (206-215-4747 or

Portland Cello Project

DEC. 21-22 8 p.m. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland; $30 (

Candlelight Concerts: “Festive Baroque”

DEC. 22 Baroque Masterworks for soprano (Linda Tsatsanis), flute, strings and harpsichord: JS Bach’s Cantata 209, his Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, a flute concerto and a Christmas concerto by Michel Corette. 7:30 p.m., University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $15-$20 (206-522-0169 or

“A Festival of Lessons and Carols”

DEC. 23 Members of Northwest Sinfonia, Northwest Boychoir and VocalPoint!Seattle perform, led by Joseph Crnko. 7:30 p.m., Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; $19-$80 (206-215-4747 or

Ensign Symphony and Chorus: “Light and Hope”

DEC. 24 4 p.m., Benaroya Hall (S. Mark Taper Forum), 200 University St., Seattle; $16-$36 (206-215-4747 or

Handel’s “Messiah” Sing and Play Along

DEC. 26 All instrumentalists and singers are invited. Doors open at 6 p.m. Advance ticket purchase and early arrival advised as this popular event draws a sold-out crowd every year. 7 p.m., University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $13-$18 (206-525-8400 or

Northwest Chorale “Messiah” Sing Along

DEC. 27 Scores available for loan, instrumentalists should bring a stand. Refreshments provided. 6:30 p.m., Lake City Presbyterian Church, 3841 N.E. 123rd St., Seattle; $15 (206-696-1222 or

Seattle Symphony: Beethoven’s Ninth

DEC. 28, 29, JAN. 2, 4 With Seattle Symphony Chorale and guest vocalists, Carlos Kalmar conducting, 8 p.m. Dec. 28, 2 p.m. Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 2, 8 p.m. Jan. 4, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; tickets start at $28 (206-215-4747 or

The Tudor Choir: “An English Christmas”

DEC. 28 The concert will be preceded by the lighting of the 30-foot Blessed Sacrament Christmas tree. 7:30 p.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, 5050 Eighth Ave. N.E., Seattle; $20-$30 (206-323-9415 or

Candlelight Concerts: “Jazzin’ With the Classics for Christmas”

DEC. 29 Soprano Linda Tsatsanis, flutist Jeffrey Cohan and jazz pianist, clarinetist and flutist Martin Lund bridge classical and jazz realms. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29, University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle; $15-$20 (206-522-0169 or

St. James Cathedral New Year’s Eve Gala

DEC. 31 Cathedral Cantorei, the Cathedral Soloists and Cathedral Chamber Orchestra will perform. Congregational singing and a midnight surprise. 11 p.m., St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle; $30 (206-382-4847 or

New Year’s Eve With the Seattle Symphony: Concert, Countdown and Celebration

DEC. 31 With guest pianist Jon Kimura Parker, Ludovic Morlot and Jeff Tyzik conducting, 9 p.m., Benaroya Hall (S. Mark Taper Forum), 200 University St., Seattle; $52-$153 (206-215-4747 or

Compiled by Jeff Albertson.

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