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Musical performances are a Manchester University must during the holiday season! Three performances bring instrumentalists and vocalists to the stage in December in North Manchester. And, for a special gift, the Boston Brass joins the Manchester Symphony on Dec. 8.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, MU’s Jazz and Symphonic Bands present their winter show, Winds, featuring Robert W. Smith’s “Winds of Poseidon” by the Symphonic Band. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. in Cordier Auditorium; tickets are $5 at the door; free for MU students, faculty and staff.
It’s a Manchester tradition: The Cantabile and Chamber Singers vocal ensembles present Lessons and Carols at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown North Manchester. Expect an invitation to sing along on Friday, Dec. 6 as the choirs perform traditional Christmas carols and hymns and other holiday repertoire. The program at 113 W. Main St. begins at 7 p.m., with a free-will offering.
The Manchester Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 75th year with special guests, the Boston Brass, for Holiday Pops at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8.
Adults may purchase $10 tickets on the MSO website at www.manchestersymphonyorchestra.com or at the door for the Cordier Auditorium concert. Students under age 18 and MU students, faculty and staff are admitted free. Santa also is attending; children will find him in the lobby.
Manchester Symphony Society members are encouraged to join the pre-concert conversation at 2:30 p.m., led by Boston Brass member Jeff Conner in Cordier Auditorium. Learn more about MSO concerts at www.manchestersymphonyorchestra.com.