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Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Concert
Poughkeepsie: Bardavon: Handel's Messiah.Christine Howlett choral conductor. Randal Craig Fleischer conducting the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. One hour before the performance Christine Howlett will give a talk on Handle's Messiah. 2 pm performance. 33 Market Street.  (845) 943-2576  www.bardavon.co
Winter Songfest
Annandale: Bard College: The Bard College Conservatory of Music and the Bard College Music Program present Winter Songfest, a holiday-themed program featuring the featuring the Bard College Symphonic Chorus and Chamber Singers with musicians from the Conservatory Orchestra, The Orchestra Now, and the Graduate Vocal Arts Program. Conducted by James Bagwell, the concert includes early and modern carols, Berlioz’s  “The Shepherd’s Farewell, from L’enfance du Christ, selections from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, and other traditional holiday favorites. The program will be performed on Saturday, December 16 at 8 p.m. in the Sosnoff Theater. Tickets: $10, suggested donation; free to the Bard community. Additional information is available at fishercenter.bard.edu. Tickets can be ordered online at fishercenter.bard.edu or by calling the box office at 845-758-7900. 

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

Chorale
Millbrook: Lyall Federated Church: "Let the Light Shine," A Nativity Song Cycle and other songs by Daniel Michael Koch, 7 pm, free.  (845) 677-3485  www.lyallmemorial.org
Jazz
Annandale: Bard College: Cécile McLorin Salvant with Sullivan Fortner on Piano.Through original compositions, timeless hits, and forgotten gems, the breathtaking young vocalist brings jazz, vaudeville, blues, and folk music into her own powerful and distinct style. The New York Times writes “If anyone can extend the lineage of the Big Three—Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, and Ella Fitzgerald—it is this virtuoso.” Returning after a sold-out Fisher Center debut in 2015, Grammy-Award Winner Salvant will perform an intimate duo concert featuring selections from her new album Dreams and Daggers (2017) and special holiday surprises. 3 pm. Tickets are $25-65 845-758-7900  fishercenter.bard.edu
Chorale
West Park, NY: Holy Cross Monastery: The Kairos Consort's program includes Benjamin Britten's "Hymn to the Virgin," Francis Poulenc's "Videntes stellam," a haunting arrangement of the "Coventry Carol" by Kairos's own Craig Fryer, and Renaissance motets for the season by Luca Marenzio and Heinrich Schütz, as well as some rarely performed medieval carols. The performance is held in the beautiful, intimate, and acoustically superb chapel at the Monastery. There is no admission charge, and the service is open to the public. All are welcome, regardless of religious affiliation (or lack thereof). Free-will donations will be matched by the Holy Cross community, to benefit local food-based charitable organizations. It is suggested that audience members arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before the performance to secure seating. 615 Route 9W, 3 pm. 845-345-3234  www.kairosconsort.org

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Poetry in Song
Annandale: Bard College: "Poetry in Song," a concert of music inspired by the words of three icons of poetry: Goethe, Verlaine, and Dickinson. Performed by the first year singers of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program and the Post-Graduate Piano Fellows. Olin Hall, 7 pm, free. 845-752-2380  www.bard.edu/conservatory

Friday, December 29th, 2017

Christmas Chorale
Great Barrington: St. James Place: Crescendo: Spanish Polyphony and Latin American Folk Songs of the Renaissance and Baroque. A cast of period and folk instruments will accompany the singers, bringing to life the colorful and exotic sounds of Spain and Latin America with works by Guerrero, Morales, Araujo, Encina and Torrejón y Velasco and others. The main soloists are the Venezuelan soprano and vihuela player Salomé Sandoval and the Chilean tenor Pablo Bustos. Other instrumentalists from New York city, New Haven and Hartford, CT, are Hideki Yamaya, vihuela and Baroque guitar; Scott Hill, guitar; Christa Patton Renaissance harp, shawm and percussion; and Carlos Boltes, charango. Crescendo Vocal Ensemble will be directed by Christine Gevert from the organ. 352 Main St. 6 pm. 860.435.4866   crescendo@worldclassmusic.org
Guitar
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: "My Favorite Things." Classical Guitarist David Temple performs music from around the globe, celebrating the season of peace, beauty, and brotherhood. Favorites by J.S. Bach alongside rarely heard gems from South America and elsewhere. 8 pm. Tickets $20. (845) 876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/my-favorite-things?category_id=34

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

Guitar
Rhinebeck: Center for Performing Arts: "My Favorite Things." Classical Guitarist David Temple performs music from around the globe, celebrating the season of peace, beauty, and brotherhood. Favorites by J.S. Bach alongside rarely heard gems from South America and elsewhere. 8 pm. Tickets $20. (845) 876-3080  http://www.centerforperformingarts.org/whats-playing/item/my-favorite-things?category_id=34
Christmas Chorale
Lakeville, CT: Trinity Church: Crescendo: Spanish Polyphony and Latin American Folk Songs of the Renaissance and Baroque. A cast of period and folk instruments will accompany the singers, bringing to life the colorful and exotic sounds of Spain and Latin America with works by Guerrero, Morales, Araujo, Encina and Torrejón y Velasco and others. The main soloists are the Venezuelan soprano and vihuela player Salomé Sandoval and the Chilean tenor Pablo Bustos. Other instrumentalists from New York city, New Haven and Hartford, CT, are Hideki Yamaya, vihuela and Baroque guitar; Scott Hill, guitar; Christa Patton Renaissance harp, shawm and percussion; and Carlos Boltes, charango. Crescendo Vocal Ensemble will be directed by Christine Gevert from the organ. 352 Main St. 3 pm. 860-435-4866   crescendo@worldclassmusic.org