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Indulge in the LOCAL sounds of the season to ignite your holiday spirit. Celebrate with live merry musical treats – winter delights, childhood favorites, international opera, cartoons Christmas, children’s chorus, sing-a-longs, holiday gospel topped with a ‘lil holiday kid rock performance. This North Delaware mix will have you amped for more local live music year round. Do you hear what I hear?
Recognized as “one of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music,” by the Los Angeles Times, Mark O’Connor has lived an extraordinary life as a musical artist. This multi-Grammy winning musician and composer, most known for his million-selling composition “Appalachia Waltz” was recently voted in the top five jazz violinists by New York jazz music critics. An Appalachian Christmas features some of his favorite musicians. December 4th. For more information, visit Appalachian Christmas with Mark O’Conner & Friends
The Rainbow Chorale of Delaware concludes its 15th year with a delightful program featuring songs that celebrate the joys and nuances of the Winter and Christmas seasons. December 6th. For more information, visit Rainbow Chorale of Delaware~Dashing Through The Snow
Early childhood Holiday Sing on December 7th at the Music School of Delaware. Sing and play along with faculty for our 24th annual festive celebration of the season! A musical treat for the whole family featuring “The Gingerbread Boy” story. For ages 1½ and up with families! For more information, visit Holiday Sing!
Listen to international opera singer Peter Campbell, accompanied by pianist Laura Cilia on December 7th at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. For more information, visit Christmas Carols Concert
A holiday tradition for Thursday Noontime Concerts and downtown Wilmington~Cartoon Christmas! This popular jazz trio plays music from classic Christmas cartoons, especially the music of Vince Guaraldi, the composer of the “Peanuts” soundtracks on December 11th. For more information, visit Market Street Music presents the Cartoon Christmas Trio
The acclaimed Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet, a hit at The Grand last year, returns, this time joined by The JazzChords of Calloway to bring all those familiar tunes – “Christmas Time Is Here,” “Skating” and “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” – to the stage of the baby grand. The talented children’s chorus will also enact select scenes from the popular TV special. Quickly becoming a holiday tradition at The Grand! December 13th.For more information, visit Charlie Brown Christmas
Carols in Color, the Christina Cultural Arts Center welcomes Eleone Dance Theatre back to the stage for this breathtaking musical holiday tradition! Based on the gospel according to St. Matthew, “Carols” re-tells the story of the birth of Christ with exuberant dance, contemporary music and powerful narration. Carols is cross-cultural, non-denominational and brings audiences to their feet! December 14th. For more information, visit Carols in Color
The Winter Choral Concert will be held at St. Helena’s Roman Catholic Church and will showcase performances by the Delaware Children’s Chorus, the Delaware Women’s Chorus and the St. Helena’s Chancel Choir. December 14th. For more information, visit Winter Choral Concert
Carols for the season sung by this lively ensemble of downtown workers caps our fall season of great music. This music will send you prancing on your way to Christmas! December 18th. For more information, visit Market Street Music presents Center City Chorale: “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”
Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert, Conducted by Simeone Tartaglione. Celebrate 70+ young musicians’ talent in their annual winter concert! Free! December 20th. For more information, visit Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert
Get ready for the holidays with We Kids Rock Band. We Kids Rock has a mission: to create fun, upbeat musical experiences for families. The Band features catchy originals as well as traditional favorites in fun musical styles including rock n roll, rhythm & blues, punk, ska and country. December 20th. For more information, visit We Kids Rock Band’s Holiday Show
Enjoy holiday music under the direction of Joe Loudon, including choral and instrumental favorites in the warmth of Bellevue Hall. December 21st. For more information, visit Music in the Mansion~ Bellevue
FREE HOLIDAY CONCERTS
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- 12/3 ~ First State Ringers
- 12/6 ~ Sinerje Clarinet Quartet
- 12/6 ~ Various Artists, Holiday Open House at Rockwood Museum
- 12/7 ~ Various Artists, Holiday Open House at Rockwood Museum
- 12/7 ~ First State Ringers
- 12/9 ~ Strings Plus One
- 12/10 ~ Pianist Mike Blaschke
- 12/10 ~ First State Ringers
- 12/12 ~ Various Artists at the Glasgow Tree Lighting
- 12/13 ~ Holiday Open House
- 12/14 ~ Holiday Piano Concert with Paul Boris Jr.
- 12/17 ~ Classical Holiday Music
- 12/20 ~ Holiday Mountain Dulcimer Concert
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