Saturday, December 08, 2018

St. Louis classical calendar for the week of December 10, 2018

Christmas music dominates the listings this week, but there's also contemporary chamber music at the Pulitzer and a celebration of Hollywood at the Sheldon.

The Bach Society Christmas Candlelight Concert
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The Bach Society of St. Louis presents the annual Christmas Candlelight Concert on Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30 PM. “Special guests include The St. Louis Children's Choirs directed by Barbara Berner, and legendary jazz singer Denise Thimes. Soprano Emily Birsan and baritone Ian Greenlaw open the concert with Mendelssohn's anglelic cantata 'Vom Himmel hoch', followed by familiar carols and the enchanting, beloved candlelight processional." The performance takes place at Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand in Grand Center. For more information:

The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis presents its 10th Anniversary Gala, Notes from Hollywood - The Sequel on Monday, December 10, at 7 pm. The event, which honors Leonard Slatkin, features music by Hollywood film composers. The concert takes place at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington in Grand Center. For more information:

Conductor Joshua Gersen
Joshua Gersen conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Webster University Chorale in a showing of the film comedy Home Alone, with the score played live by the orchestra and chorus, Friday at 7 pm, and Saturday at 2 and 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm, December 14 - 16. For more information:

Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra perform In the Light of Air by Anna Thorvaldsdottir Wednesday, December 12, at 7:30 pm. The piece "conjures the natural drama of the composer's native Iceland. This piece will physically glow in the Pulitzer with a lighting design created specifically for the music." The performance takes place at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation on Washington in Grand Center. For more information:

The Town and Country Symphony Orchestra presents a special Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 16, at 2:30 pm. "The guest soloist is St Louis native Lola Toben, a singer, pianist, songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. Known as “the little girl with the big voice,” Lola has been staggering audiences her whole life with the depth of soul she possesses in both her timeless songwriting and penetrating singing." The performance takes place in Ridgway Auditorium at The Principia, 13201 Clayton Road. For more information:

The Washington University Department of Music presents a Holiday Concert by the University Chamber Choir on Friday, December 14, at 7 pm. The performance takes place in the Holmes Lounge in Ridgley Hall on the Washington University campus. For more information,

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