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December Music and Concert Events for Delaware: Arts and Entertainment


Heaven and Nature Sing
Dec. 1 and 4 CoroAllegro’s winter concert brings the Christmas Story to life through choral music. (Dec. 1) at Immanuel Episcopal Church on the Green, 50 Market St., New Castle; (Dec. 4) Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 658-6915, coroallegro.com

Holiday Pops—A Family Concert
Dec. 8 UD’s Master Players Concert Series event features the UD Chamber Orchestra and interactive performances, plus a medley of holiday classics. Mitchell Hall, South College Avenue and The Green, Newark, 831-2204, music.udel.edu

A Holiday Voyage: Christmas Around the World
Dec. 8-9 The Southern Delaware Choral Society presents its annual holiday concert. Woodbridge High School (Dec. 8), 307 Laws St., Bridgeville; Cape Henlopen High School (Dec. 9), 1270 Kings Hwy., Lewes; southerndelawarechoralsociety.org

Music in the Mansion Holiday Concert
Dec. 9 The Opus One Vocal Jazz Ensemble and The Opus One Jazz Trio perform holiday tunes and carols. Bellevue Hall, 720 Carr Road, Wilmington, 761-6963, destateparks.com/park/bellevue

editor’s pick Holiday Joy!
Dec. 9 The Newark Symphony welcomes an assembly of choirs from local churches as it performs favorites by the likes of Beethoven and Georges Bizet. The Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Road, Newark, 369-3466, newarksymphony.org

Voices of Christmas
Dec. 9 The Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia chorus performs songs of the season. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577, thegrandwilmington.org

editor’s pick George’s Music for the Royal George
Dec. 14-16 Brandywine Baroque tackles arias, kingly songs, cantata and sonatas. brandywinebaroque.org

Annual Candlelight Holiday Concert
Dec. 15 The ensembles of the Wilmington Children’s Chorus perform. First & Central Presbyterian Church, 1101 N. Market St., Wilmington, wilmingtonchildrenschorus.org

editor’s pick Handel’s messiah
Dec. 15-16  Singers and orchestra led by Matthew Pressley will perform the joyous classic at Concord Presbyterian Church. Receptions in Fellowship Hall will follow both performances and are open to the public. 1800 Fairfax Blvd., Wilmington; 654-9652,

Winter Choral Concert: Seeking Peace Through Song
Dec. 16 Various ensembles from The Music School of Delaware join the choirs of Congregation Beth Emeth and Congregation Beth Shalom to present seasonal favorites from various traditions. Congregation Beth Emeth, 300 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, 762-1132, wilmingtonmusic.org

Chesapeake Brass Band and A Capella Pops Holiday Celebration
Dec. 21 A special holiday-themed show for the entire family. World Café Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400, queentickets.worldcafelive.com

The Spring Standards—Boxing Day Double
Dec. 26 The Spring Standards head home for the holidays—this time for two shows. Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, 475-3126, ardenclub.org

Holiday Cabaret.
Dec. 28-30 The Premier Centre features Christmas songs of yesterday and today. Premier Centre for the Arts, 27 Anderson St., Middletown, 378-1384, pcade.com

A Longwood Christmas Display
Dec. 31 Longwood presents performances throughout the day and evening by groups like Rob Dickenson and The Brandywine Minstrels, organ music, the PartiGras Band, an ensemble and quartet. Longwood Gardens, U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org