Around my home, the holidays don't official start until we hear "This Christmas" by Donny Hathaway. A few notes of the holiday favorite and I am transported back to my childhood and Christmas morning. No matter your choice, everyone has a favorite song that gets them in the mood and there are plenty of performances this year to bring you tidings and great joy! How Great Our Joy!: A Choral Evening of Christmas Music
December 16, 2012
Sunday 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Calvary Bible Church
3865 N. High St., Columbus, 43214
From the website:Come for an evening of beautiful Christmas music all presented under the direction of Jerry Maxwell. The Calvary Bible Church adult choir, children's choir, small ensembles, and instrumental ensembles will all perform to bring you into the Christmas spirit and cause you to reflect on the true meaning of this most wonderful time of the year. After the concert, you are also welcome to stay for a cookies and punch reception.
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December 30, 2012
Sunday 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, 43215
From the website:Trans-Siberian Orchestra is teaming up with Hallmark Channel to present the band's multi-platinum rock opera, "The Lost Christmas Eve" - the newest chapter in the TSO holiday tradition.
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CAPA: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
December 22, 2012
Saturday 8 p.m.
34 W. Broad St., Columbus, 43215
From the website:Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America's favorite holiday celebration for over 25 years. Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the beloved Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. The spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Don't miss this ultimate holiday tradition from the #1 Christmas music artist in history!
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The Deana Martin Christmas Show
December 9, 2012
Sunday 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Valley Dale Ballroom
1590 Sunbury Road, Columbus, 43219
From the website:Deana Martin will join the Rick Brunetto Big Band for a dinner show.
Dublin Singers: Here we Come A-Caroling Christmas Concert
December 9-10, 2012
Sunday 3-4 p.m.
Abbey Theater, Dublin Recreation Center
7179 Avery Rd., Dublin, 43017
From the Website:The Dublin Singers' annual spring show, Music in Living Color, promises to be a real treat. Directed by Mary Fran Cassidy, Dublin's community chorus will perform jazz, pop, folk and patriotic tunes, all with some color in them. Blue Skies, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and Ebony and Ivory are just a hint of what you'll find in this fun show.
Christmas Festival Concert: Your Light Has Come
December 2, 2012
Sunday 3-5 p.m.
Coshocton High School-McKinley Auditorium 1205 Cambridge Rd., Coshocton, 43812
From the website:Over 200 singers and musicians from central Ohio participate in this annual Christmas concert. The choir, now in its 42nd season, has commissioned a number of arrangements from well-known composers. Musical selections span the centuries with classics from each era being performed. This concert features the 100-voice adult choir, the 70-voice children's choir and the 60-voice teen choir, all performing a mix of sacred and secular choral music. All three choirs were founded and are conducted by Charles R. Snyder, who is highly respected throughout the state. He is also the conductor of the 200-voice All-Ohio Youth Choir.
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Vocal Spotlight: A Christmas Celebration!
December 1-2, 2012
Saturday-Sunday 1-4:30 p.m.
Bryce Eck Center
3880 Reed Rd., Columbus, 43220
From the Website:Vocal Spotlight, a high energy eight-part harmony local ensemble will present their annual Christmas dinner concert, A Christmas Celebration. Celebrate Christmas Around the World, Christmas at the Movies and Christmas at the Manager with a sing-along of favorite carols. The traditional dinner will include turkey &dressing, roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beens, salad, dinner rolls and a selection of pies.
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