Delaware Today magazine 302 Culture Calendar: Events, arts and entertainment, concerts, music

Holiday Jazz with the New York Voices
Dec. 1 This Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, makes a stop at Longwood Gardens. Longwood Gardens, U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa., (610) 388-1000,

Master Players Holiday Pops
Dec. 2 UD’s Master Players Concert Series’ holiday family concert at Mitchell Hall is an interactive musical celebration. Mitchell Hall, South College Avenue and The Green, Newark, 831-2204,

Holiday Joy
Dec. 3 The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert is held at Mariner’s Bethel Church. Rt. 26 & Central Avenue, Ocean View, (888) 846-8600,

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Celebration Around the World
Dec. 4 The Newark Symphony welcomes The Music School of Delaware’s children’s choir and the Lincoln University, Pa., choir, as it takes you on a “Celebration around the World.” The Independence School, 1300 Paper Mill Road, Newark, 369-3466,

editor’s pick Raul Malo Holiday Show
Dec. 8 The former Mavericks front man adds a holiday twist (or twang, we should say) to his blend of Latin, country, blues, jazz and vintage rock ’n’ roll music at the World Cafe Live at the Queen. World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, 994-1400,

Handel’s Messiah
Dec. 10-11 The Southern Delaware Choral Society presents Handel’s “Messiah” at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes on Dec. 10, and at DelTech in Georgetown on Dec. 11. 226-5231,

Irish Christmas in America
Dec. 11 Irish musicians, singers and dancers team up with Irish vocal act Lumiere for a show of ballads, holiday carols, fiddle tunes and dancing at The Grand. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577,

Winter Choral Concert: A Celebration of Lights
Dec. 18 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,

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editor’s pick The Spring Standards
Dec. 26 The Spring Standards head home for the holidays to celebrate Boxing Day—and two new EPs—at Arden Gild Hall. Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden, 475-3126,

Holiday Cabaret
Dec. 29, 30, 31 The Premier Centre features Christmas songs of yesterday and today along with hors d’oeuvres and desserts. After the show on Dec. 31, hang out for a special New Year’s Eve party until 10:30. Premier Centre for the Arts, 27 Anderson St., Middletown, 378-1384,

editor’s pick Hollywood & Vienna
Dec. 31 Sounds like another great combo for the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve tradition, and this year there’s a plot twist—the symphony teams up with the Delaware Art Museum. That’s where the after-party takes place. The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, 652-5577,


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