Sunday, December 15, 2019

The St. Louis classical calendar for the week of December 16, 2019

More holiday sounds are in the air this week, as well as with a non-traditional Christmas movie at Powell Hall.

Tenor Hugh Smith
The Compton Heights Concert Band presents their annual Holiday Pops Concert on Sunday, December 22, at 3 pm. "The Compton Heights Concert Band's 21st Annual Holiday Pops Spectacular! features its 60-piece Band, with an all-star lineup of guest artists, Hugh Smith, tenor, Gina Galati, soprano, Bob Ellison, baritone, Beverly Stewart-Anderson, soprano, and the Abbey Road Warriors." The performance takes place at Powell Symphony Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

The St. Louis Chamber Chorus presents Christmas Down Under on Sunday, December 22, at 3 pm. "Celebrating the season at the hottest time of the year changes one's perspective, as shown by the “bush carols” of William James. Even familiar carols find new harmonies by Australian and New Zealand composers from Malcolm Williamson & Peter Sculthorpe, to Owen Elsley & Clare Maclean. Fresh arrangements of holiday favorites will resound in one of St. Louis' most original buildings." The concert takes place at the St. Louis Abbey Church, 500 S. Mason Road in Creve Coeur. For more information:

The St. Louis Low Brass Collective presents a Holiday Low Brass Play Along on Saturday, December 21, at 10 am. "Every year the STLLBC welcomes all low brass musicians to the Missouri Botanical Garden to ring in the holiday season the best way we know how, on low brass instruments. This event is free and open to everyone. There is a rehearsal for all performers starting at 10 and we will perform at noon." The event takes place at Missouri Botanical Garden in the Shaw Neighborhood For more information:

The IN UNISON Chorus
Kevin McBeth conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and IN UNISON Chorus, along with vocal soloist Kennedy Holmes, in A Gospel Christmas on Wednesday and Thursday, December 18 and 19, at 7:30 pm. "Celebrate the holiday season with the SLSO and IN UNISON Chorus as they perform Gospel renditions of your holiday favorites. This season's celebrations feature fourteen-year-old St. Louis native Kennedy Holmes, who recently placed 4th on Season 15 of NBC's hit show The Voice. This powerful performance is a perfect way to celebrate the joyous season." Performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

The St. Louis Sympony Orchestra, conducted by Joshua Green, presents a showing of the film Home Alone, with the score performed live, on Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 2 pm, December 20 and 21. "Back by popular demand, the SLSO performs the 1990's holiday classic, Home Alone, complete with John Williams' whimsical score. When the McCallisters left on family vacation, they forgot one thing-Kevin! From plain cheese pizza to elaborate pranks, this cherished film will put you in the holiday spirit." The performances take place at Powell Symphony Hall in Grand Center. For more information:

The 442s
The Washington University Department of Music presents The 442s Holiday Spectacular on Tuesday, December 17, at 7:30 pm. The 442s are Shawn Weil, violin; Michael Casimir, viola; Bjorn Ranheim, cello; Bob Deboo, bass; and Adam Maness, multi-instrumentalist. "Back by popular demand, The 442s are joined by some of the brightest stars of the local and national music scene in presenting their not-to-be-missed annual Holiday Spectacular! Performing traditional and original favorites that break down boundaries between jazz, soul, pop and classical music, this concert will get you in the perfect holiday spirit! Special guests include Peter Martin, Brian Owens, Montez Coleman, Anita Jackson and many other surprise performers." The concert takes place in the Lee Concert Hall at the 560 Music Center at 560 Trinity in University City. For more information, or call 314-935-5566.

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