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December 1 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, Maryland

The King’s Singers
Joy to the World

A holiday program that takes the audience from medieval treasures to 20th century favorites.

For more information, call 301-581-5100.

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December 3 at 7:30 PM
December 4 at 4:00 PM
December 5 at 4:00 PM
Washington National Cathedral, Washington, DC

Washington National Cathedral Combined Choirs and Baroque Orchestra
Handel’s Messiah

For more information, call (202) 537-6200.

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December 4 at 8:00 PM
St. John’s Norwood Parish, Chevy Chase, Maryland

Cantate Chamber Singers
with Modern Musick
A Bach Family Holiday

Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christoph Bach, Johann Ludwig Bach, and Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach

For more information, call (301) 986-1799.

December 5 at 4:00 PM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, Virginia

The Ron Freeman Chorale
Winter Concert

Program featuring Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis by Jacob Clemens non Papa and works by Orlande de Lassus, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Claudio Monteverdi, and Heinrich Schütz.

For more information, call (703) 750-1408.

December 5 at 4:00 PM
Christ Lutheran Church, Baltimore, Maryland

The Bach Concert Series
Third Cantata from the Christmas Oratorio

For more information, call 410-752-7179.

December 5 at 7:00 PM
December 6 at 8:00 PM
Dumbarton Oaks Friends of Music, Washington, DC

Harmonious Blacksmith
New and Olde: Christmas from Two Worlds
Noëls, Carols and Villancicos from Europe and the Americas

The attractive, rhythmic music – both vocal and instrumental (violin, viola da gamba, recorders, lute, guitar, harpsichord, and percussion) – will delight the senses and gladden the heart. Composers include Thomas Ravenscroft, Michel Corrette, Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco, Nicolas Saboly, and others.

A limited number of single tickets remain for the December 6 performance. For price & availability of tickets, call (202) 339-6436.

December 7 at 12:10 PM
Tuesday Concert Series, The Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC

The Washington Bach Consort
Noontime Cantata

For more information, call (202) 429-2121.

December 7 at 6:00 PM
Visitors Center, Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland

The Renaissance Revelers

For more information, call (301) 962-1400.

December 9 at 7:30 PM
December 10 at 7:30 PM
Leith Symington Griswold Hall, Peabody Institute, Baltimore, Maryland

Peabody Renaissance Ensemble

For more information, call (410) 234-4800.

December 9 at 8:00 PM
Brodbeck Music Hall Auditorium, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland

Hood College Early Music Ensemble

For more information, call (301) 696-3430.

December 10 at 8:00 PM
December 11 at 5:00 PM
December 11 at 8:00 PM
December 12 at 2:00 PM
Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall, Washington, DC

The Folger Consort
and The Tallis Scholars
A Renaissance Christmas

The enduring repertoire of Renaissance music vividly conveys the joy and spirit of the season. Master composers, including Byrd, Gibbons, Schütz, and Hassler, provide us with rich and varied settings for high voices and brass and stringed instruments.

For more information, call (202) 675-0379.

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December 10 at 8:00 PM
George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, Fairfax, Virginia

The Waverly Consort
The Christmas Story

Singers join instrumentalists playing reproductions of medieval instruments to recreate the pageantry and joy of the medieval church. Their performance recounts the events of the Biblical Christmas story – the message of the archangel Gabriel to the shepherds, the journey of the Magi to the manger at Bethlehem, the intrigue of Herod and his court, and the flight into Egypt – in an uplifting and moving celebration of ritual drama and song.

For more information, call 888-945-2468.

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December 11 at 8:00 PM at St. Ignatius Church, Baltimore, Maryland
December 12 at 4:00 PM at The Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore, Maryland

The Handel Choir of Baltimore
Handel’s Messiah

Handel Choir with guest vocal soloists and Handel Period Instrument Orchestra

For more information, call 410-366-6544.

December 16 at 7:30 PM
Terrace Theater at The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

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Noël: Carols & Chants for Christmas

For more information, call (800) 444-1324.

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December 19 at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM
The Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, Maryland

The Baltimore Consort

Celebrate a renaissance Christmas with this beautiful performance of traditional European carols.

For more information, call 301-581-5100.


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December 19 at 3:00 PM
National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

The Washington Bach Consort
A Baroque Christmas

The Consort Chorus and continuo group embrace the extraordinary variety of styles and textures inherent in the music of the Baroque period not only in Europe but also in Latin America and Mexico.

For more information, call (202) 429-2121.

December 29 at 6:00 PM
The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Washington, DC

Washington’s Camerata

For more information, call (703) 362-0836.

Coming This Month
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The Bach Concert Series

The Baltimore Consort

Cantate Chamber Singers

The Folger Consort

The Handel Choir of Baltimore

Harmonious Blacksmith

Hood College Early Music Ensemble

The King’s Singers

Modern Musick

Peabody Renaissance Ensemble

The Renaissance Revelers

The Ron Freeman Chorale

The Tallis Scholars

The Washington Bach Consort

Washington’s Camerata

Washington National Cathedral Combined Choirs & Baroque Orchestra

The Waverly Consort