2018 Holiday Concerts

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Editor's picks for the sounds of the season! Catch the Nashville Children's Choir on Saturday, Dec. 8.

 

BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD

Dec. 9 – 10
615-889-3060 | ryman.com
Andrew Peterson hosts a night of sacred Christmas music. Ryman Auditorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7 p.m. $48.50.

BLAIR CHILDREN’S CHORUSES WINTER CONCERT

Saturday, Dec. 8
615-322-7508 | blair.vanderbilt.edu
Enjoy holiday music featuring the Blair Children’s Concert Choir, Young Men’s Chorus, Chorale, Blair Choristers, Nashville Boychoir and Training Choir. Blair School of Music Ingram Hall, 2400 Blakemore Ave., Nashville. 5 p.m. Free.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

Sunday, Dec. 16
615-324-1010 | citywinery.com
The Jody Nardone Trio celebrates the music of Vince Guarldi, which is well known from the classic Peanuts Christmas special. City Winery, 609 Lafayette, Nashville. 7 p.m. $25 adults, $20 youth ($5 discount in advance online).

CHRISTMAS AT THE CATHEDRAL

Dec. 3 – 4
cathedralnashville.org/events
Sacred music by The Cathedral Choir along with more than 120 Catholic high school choir members. Cathedral of the Incarnation, 2015 West End Ave., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. Free.

CHRISTMAS AT THE MOVIES

Thursday, Dec. 13
615-898-1862 | murfreesborosymphony.com
The Murfreesboro Symphony and Chorus perform Christmas tunes from holiday movies. First United Methodist Church, 265 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro. 7 p.m. $15 – $40.

CHRISTMAS AT THE RYMAN

Dec. 5 – 6, 12 – 13, 16 – 20, 23
615-889-3060 | ryman.com
Amy Grant & Vince Gill present their holiday family concert with guest Rodney Crowell. Ryman Auditiorium, 116 Fifth Ave. N., Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $35 – $135.

CHRISTMAS EVE CARILLON CONCERT

Monday, Dec. 24
615-460-4608 | belmont.edu/music
During this unique Christmas concert, the School of Music’s Richard Shadinger performs holiday tunes on the bell tower’s carrilon. Belmont University’s Bell Tower, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 2 p.m. Free.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE ULTIMATE OLDIES

Dec. 14 – 16
615-563-2787 | artscenterofcc.com
Bluegrass fiddler Becky Buller joins the Ultimate Oldies group for a night of holiday music. The Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Hwy., Woodbury. Fri – Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. $20.

DAVID ARCHULETA CHRISTMAS SHOW

Thursday, Dec. 13
615-538-2076 | franklintheatre.com
The American Idol alum performs a night of pop-infused holiday tunes. Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St., Franklin. 8 p.m. $32.50 – $42.50.

DREW & ELLIE HOLCOMB’S NEIGHBORLY CHRISTMAS

Dec. 17 & 22
615-687-6400 | nashvillesymphony.org
A night of standards, original holiday tunes and other favorites. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Mon 7:30 p.m., Sat 8 p.m. $30 – $80.

AN ELVIS CHRISTMAS

Dec. 19 – 20
615-687-6400 | nashvillesymphony.org
Terry Mike Jeffrey and his band join the Nashville Symphony for special orchestral arrangements of Elvis’ most beloved holiday tunes. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Mon 7:30 p.m. $40 – $120.

GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST

Sunday, Dec. 9
615-298-9517 | music.fpcnashville.org
The FPC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra present an afternoon of classic music with a Christmas carol sing-along ending with the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s “Messiah.” First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike, Nashville. 4 p.m. Free admission.

THE GREATEST SHOW

Thursday, Dec. 20
615-569-4329 | acttooplayers.com
Pitch Perfect, the Act Too Players youth vocal ensemble, presents an evening of holiday classics. Lane Music, 1625 Galleria Blvd., Brentwood. 6 p.m. Free.

GUERRERO CONDUCTS HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Dec. 13 – 16
615-687-6400 | nashvillesymphony.org
Four vocal soloists join the Nashville Symphony and Symphony Chorus to perform their inspiring holiday tradition. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. Thu 7 p.m., Fri – Sat 8 p.m., Sun 3 p.m. $30 – $85.

KRIS ALLEN: SOMETHIN’ ABOUT CHRISTMAS

Wednesday, Dec. 12
615-324-1010 | citywinery.com
The winner of American Idol Season 8 sings holiday tunes. City Winery, 609 Lafayette, Nashville. 8 p.m. $18 – $25.

MICHAEL W. SMITH: CHRISTMAS WITH THE NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

Tuesday, Dec. 18
615-687-6400 | nashvillesymphony.org
One of Christian music’s biggest stars presents holiday favorites and original tunes. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place, Nashville. 7:30 p.m. $40 – $110.

MUSIC CITY BRONZE HANDBELL SHOW

Tuesday, Dec. 18
615-452-7424 | musiccitybronze.org
A handbell ensemble performs an evening of holiday music. First United Methodist Church, 149 W. Main St., Gallatin; 7 p.m. Free.

NASHVILLE CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Saturday, Dec. 8
615-460-4608 | belmont.edu/music
Enjoy an afternoon of holiday music. Belmont University’s McAfee Concert Hall, 2100 Belmont Blvd., Nashville. 2 p.m. Free.

THE ORNAMENTS IN CONCERT

Saturday, Dec. 22
615-383-9140 | belcourt.org
The Ornaments perform Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas album live from beginning to end. The Belcourt, 2102 Belcourt Ave., Nashville. 10 a.m. $12.

THE PROVIDENCE PIPES HOLIDAY CONCERT

Sunday, Dec. 16
615-244-3340 | fristcenter.org
A recorder sextet performs traditional Christmas and Hanukkah music. Frist Center, 919 Broadway, Nashville. 2 p.m. Free.

RISING STARS WINTER SHOWCASE

Monday, Dec. 3
academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com
The Rising Stars youth show choir performs seasonal music. Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 112 Everbright Ave., Franklin. 7 p.m. Free.

A STUDIO TENN CHRISTMAS

Dec. 18 – 19
615-541-8200 | studiotenn.com
This holiday concert pays homage to the holiday specials of bygone eras. Jamison Hall at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin. 7 p.m. $30 – $90.

THEATER BUG’S SEVENTH ANNUAL WINTER CONCERT

Dec. 6 – 9
615-818-7358 | thetheaterbug.org
Fifty-five local children and teens perform a night of seasonal music. The Theater Bug, 4809 Gallatin Pike, Nashville. Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 6 p.m. $10 adults, $5 ages 11 & younger.

TOUR & CONCERT: A LEGENDARY HOLIDAY AT HISTORIC RCA STUDIO B

Saturday, Dec. 15
615-416-2001 | countrymusichalloffame.org
Enjoy a holiday tour of the historic recording studio. While there, you’ll experience a concert with guitarist Meagan Taylor (great-niece of Chet Atkins) and pianist Jason Coleman (grandson of Floyd Cramer). Transportation provided from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 Fifth Ave. S., Nashville. 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. & 5 – 7 p.m. $25. Register in advance.

 

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Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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