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Baltimore 2012 Holiday Concert Preview

November 29, 2012 6:00 AM

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(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Disney)

(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Disney)

Baltimore may not have too many folks dressed up like Eskimos, but there will certainly be a fair share of yuletide carols sung by the city’s melodious choirs. During this winter season, charities, churches and local organizations have partnered to host a number of holiday concerts that will have you decking the halls all through the town. From traditional carolers to Grammy-winning singers, this year’s upcoming holiday concerts are ones the entire family will cherish. Start roasting those chestnuts and bring your mug of hot cocoa while you listen to the nostalgic sounds of Christmas joy.

Christmas with Choral Arts
The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen
5200 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Md. 21210
(410) 464-4000
www.cathedralofmary.org

Date: Dec. 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Price: $35 to $75 per person.

Conductor and Music Director Tom Hall will lead a full chorus and orchestra in this classical holiday medley featuring songs such as “Deck the Halls” and “The Christmas Song.” Taking place in the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, an esteemed worship center for Catholics, the performance with its amplified ensemble will fill the sanctuary with joyous notes. This former Emmy Award-winning performance will include an hour-long special of arranged works so uniquely composed that you’ll have no choice but to let your Christmas spirit run loose.

Related: Best Baltimore Places For Carols And Christmas Concerts

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The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 547-9000
www.thewalters.org

Date: Dec. 9 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Price: free

Instead of your typical door-to-door carolers, the Walters Art Museum is hosting a group of professional carolers known to perform concert-quality quartets of holiday tunes. The carolers, referred to as “The Joyous Voices,” are known for their acappella renditions of classical songs. Their repertoire combines elements of Medieval and Victorian sounds, which complement the traditional Christmas jingles. Be sure to stop by the Walters Art Museum so you can enjoy a warm cup of hot chocolate and retrieve your holiday gift with the Carolers on the Court.

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A Very Special Christmas
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
140 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 685-5086
www.lyricoperahouse.com

Date: Dec. 9 – 7 p.m.
Price: $30 to $85 per person

Three-time Grammy-winner Michael W. Smith has brought his annual Christmas concert to Baltimore, but this year he’s traveling alongside the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Smith brings his sounds, emanating from Christian and pop rock and incorporates them into familiar holiday melodies. This event is ideal for the entire family, as Smith is known to bring a youthful energy into his performance.

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Christmas at Central: What Can I Give to Him?
Central Presbyterian Church
7308 York Road
Towson, Md. 21204
(410) 823-6149
www.centralpc.org

Dates: Dec. 14 – 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 16 – 3 p.m.
Price: free

The Chancel Choir, Bell Choir and orchestra of the Central Presbyterian Church are preparing to perform their Christmas carols in front of Baltimore’s townspeople. While reenacting famous scenes from the 1983 plot of “The Christmas Story,” this concert will transform the theatrical performance into melodious sounds. Held in the sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church, expect Christmas like you’ve never seen it before.

Catholic Charities Christmas Festival
Erinn McCarthy Humanities Hall of Maryvale Preparatory School
11300 Falls Road
Baltimore, Md. 21022
(410) 547-5490
www.catholiccharities-md.org

Dates: Dec. 13 – 7:30 p.m.
Price: $120 – $130 per person.

For a captivating evening of music, wine, cheese and dessert, swing by the Maryvale Preparatory School to listen to the harmonious sounds of the Catholic Charities. Along with the classical carols of Christmas tunes, the Catholic Charities will greet its guests with a candlelight ceremony. After spreading the holiday joy through lively music, there will be a festive reception with fine wine and dessert.

Cherise Lesesne is a freelance writer covering all things Baltimore. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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