Classical holiday events


The Nutcracker Ballet by the Boulder Ballet

A completely new production of the classic fairy tale ballet that has become a cherished tradition of the holiday season.

Performed with the Boulder

Philharmonic Orchestra

2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28

7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28

2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29

Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder

Tickets: 303-449-1343, x2

Performed with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra

4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6

Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View, Longmont

Tickets: 303-772-5796

CU Holiday Festival 2015

Choirs, orchestra, ensembles and faculty from the CU College of Music present their annual festival of music for the holidays.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4

4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6

Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder

Limited tickets available: 303-492-8008

Soweto Gospel Choir

The 23-voice choir from South Africa will perform both African gospel and classic Christmas songs. The performance will be preceded by a pre-concert lecture by CU asst. professor of ethnomusicology Austin Okigbo in Room 102, Macky Auditorium.

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11

Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder

Tickets: 303-492-8008

All My Heart This Night Rejoices

Music of the season performed by the Boulder Chorale and Boulder Children’s Chorus, Vicki Burrichter, director.

7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11

4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13

First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder

Tickets: 303-554-7692

Happiness and Cheer: Christmas with Ars Nova

Ars Nova Singers, Thomas Edward Morgan, conductor, with James Brody on oboe.

2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Blvd., Englewood

3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1600 Grant St., Denver

7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 17 and 18, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1119 Pine St., Boulder

Tickets: 303-499-3165

The Nutcracker “On Screen”

The Royal Ballet, production by Peter Wright

1 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday, Dec. 13 and 16

The Boedecker Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder

Tickets: 303-444-7328

Candlelight Concert

Longmont Symphony Orchestra, David Rutherford, conductor.

The LSO Presents its annual Candlelight Concert of classical music for the Christmas season, this year with music by Bach, Handel, De Lalande and Corigliano, and a suite of carols arranged by Leroy Anderson

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15

Westview Presbyterian Church, 15th and Hover, Longmont

Tickets: 303-772-5796

Gift of Music

Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Bahman Saless, conductor, with Jennifer Kampani, soprano, and Cobus Du Toit, flute.

The program, titled “A gift of music for the King and Queen,” will include music by Schubert and J.S. Bach as well as music for the holidays.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 345 Mapleton Ave., Boulder

7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, Broomfield Auditorium, Community Park Road., Broomfield

Tickets: 303-583-1278

Christmas with the Phil

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, Boulder Bach Festival Chorus and soloists, Gary Lewis, conductor.

Music for the holidays, including the Christmas section of Handel’s beloved Messiah

2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, Mountain View Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder

6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree

Tickets: 303-449-1343, x2

Three Tenors Christmas Concert “On Screen”

Medleys of popular Christmas songs recorded in Vienna by the Three Tenors: Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti.

1 pm. Sunday and Wednesday, Dec. 20 and 23

The Boedecker Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder

Tickets: 303-444-7328

Symphonic Ball

Boulder Chamber Orchestra, Bahman Saless, conductor.

The Boulder Chamber Orchestra presents a European-style New Year’s Eve concert, complete with the “Emperor Waltz” of Johann Strauss., Jr., a Brahms Hungarian rhapsody and a youth pianist playing the Grieg Piano Concerto.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood

Tickets: 303-987-7845

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