Concert calendar

Music

Snohomish County

Boeing Employees Choir: 7 p.m. Dec. 15, Cedar Cross United Methodist Church, 1210 132nd St. SW, Mill Creek. Directed by David Chrysler, the choir will present an evening of holiday Christmas classics. Danete O’Neal will accompany the choir on the piano. Admission is free; a freewill offering will benefit the church.

Seattle Men’s Chorus Holiday Performance: 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at Everett’s Civic Auditorium, 2710 Wetmore Ave; tickets $22 to $42 at www.seattlemenschorus.org or 206-388-1400, office hours are weekdays noon to 7 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church Concert Series: See below for times, dates at 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood; , 425-778-2159 ext. 203; www.trinitylutheranchurch.com.

Dec. 15: Northwest BoyChoir “A Festival of Lessons and Carols,”7:30 p.m.; $20 to $25, reserved seating; www.nwchoirs.org.

Dec. 21: Sacro Profano “Vocal and Instrumental Holiday Concert,” 7 p.m.; donation suggested at door.

“Songs of Celebration”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, First Baptist Church of Monroe, 17922 149th St., SE, Monroe. This all-women a cappella group presents this holiday program featuring quartets and the Voices Northwest chorus. Admission is free; a donation of canned food or non-perishable goods for Monroe’s Sky Valley Food Bank is appreciated.

Moscow Boys Choir: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; tickets are $25 to $35, $15 youth; 425-275-9595; www.edmondscenterforthearts.org; holiday and Christmas favorites sung by this renown choir.

Jazzin’ with the Classics!: 7 p.m. Dec. 28 at Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-6110; www.sahs-fncc.org/fnccinfo.html. A yuletide concert of baroque and jazz featuring musicians Linda Tsatsanis, Martin Lund, Jeffrey Cohan and Gene Nery; $15 suggested donation; refreshments served.

Seattle

Handel’s Messiah: 8 p.m. Dec. 14, 1 and 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16 at 206- 215-4800; www.seattlesymphony.org. Features the Seattle Symphony Chorale and conductor Steven Stubbs. Tickets from $24.

Seattle Mandolin Orchestra: George Frederick Handel’s Messiah will be presented on plucked strings only at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Green Lake United Methodist Church, 6415 First Ave. NE, Seattle. Four Seattle vocalists will join the orchestra. Tickets are $15 general, $12 for students and seniors at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/291851 or 206-595-7206.

Don Tiki’s Hot Lava Holiday Show: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; 206- 215-4800; www.seattlesymphony.org. Hawaiian tiki lounge band Don Tiki will transform the venue into a tropical paradise with island music. Does not include the Seattle Symphony. Tickets from $37.

An Irish Christmas with Eileen Ivers: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; 206- 215-4800; www.seattlesymphony.org. Ivers, an Irish fiddler, performs a wide-range of musical styles within Celtic traditions. Does not include the Seattle Symphony. Tickets from $31.

A Festival of Lessons and Carols: 7 p.m. Dec. 23 at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle; 206- 215-4800; www.seattlesymphony.org. The story of the nativity told through readings, choral settings and audience carols. Does not include the Seattle Symphony. Tickets from $22.

Classical

Snohomish County

Westminster Presbyterian Church Concert Series: 2531 Hoyt Ave, Everett; 425-252-3757; concerts are free to the public. All ages welcome. A free will offering will be taken; 6 p.m. Feb. 3, Evergreen State Quartet: A sweet Southern Gospel blend interwoven with personal testimonies, congregational hymn singing, and inspirational storytelling; 6 p.m. April 14, Halden Toy at the Pipe Organ: He has performed for a national audience on NPR and played the Mormon Tabernacle organ and the Fritts organ at Pacific Lutheran University.

Seattle

Early Music Guild International Series: Early Music Guild performances begin at 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; Tickets are $40, $35 for seniors, $25 for side sections and $15 for students and patrons under 25; www.earlymusicguild.org or 206-325-7066.

The Baltimore Consort: Dec. 14. A seasonal celebration of old carols and dance tunes from the British Isles, Germany, France, Spain and the New World.

The Medieval Women’s Choir: The 60-voice choir performs all concerts at 8 p.m. at St. James Cathedral, 804 Ninth Ave., Seattle. Season tickets are $60 ($25 for age 25 and under). Tickets and more information at www.medievalwomenschoir.org or call 206-264-4822. The choir’s 2012-13 season performances are: Dec. 15, “Nowell Sing We,” a concert of Medieval English Christmas songs; March 2, “From Santiago to Canterbury,” a musical journey to the three most celebrated pilgrimage sites of the medieval world; May 11, “Music of the Spheres,” an homage to Saint Hildegard of Bingen, songs of the 12th-century German visionary.

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Seeking brass musicians: the Strawberry Band is looking for brass players, especially tuba, French horns and trumpets. Tryouts will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 9 at Totem Middle School, 1605 Seventh St., Marysville. Contact Nathan Sackman at marysvillecitybands@gmail.com or Julile Tapusoa at 425-334-1791.

Northwest Scottish Fiddlers: Meetings at 1 p.m. second Sundays, in Edmonds and Mukilteo; open to teens and adults; $25 annual membership fee; 425-670-9084; www.nwscottishfiddlers.org.

The Sound Singers: 1 p.m. practices, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.; new members welcome; 425-774-5555; www.soundsingersofedmonds.org.

Snohomish County Windjammers men’s barbershop chorus: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Christ The King Lutheran Church, 1305 Pine Ave., Snohomish; open to ages 16 and older; 425-259-2383; email nfkeck@yahoo.com.

Threshold choir: Women who sing in small groups at the bedsides of the seriously ill and dying. Rehearsals are 4 to 5:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays in Stanwood. Call Darlene at 907-441-1411.

“Voices Northwest”: Women’s chorus meets 7 p.m., Mondays, First Baptist Church of Monroe; 17922 149th St. SE, Monroe; open to women 16 and older; email membership@voicesnorthwest.org; 425-741-9123.

Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association: Celtic jam, 5 p.m., workshop, 6 p.m., circle jam, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 28 and Jan. 10 and 24. Snacks throughout the evening; bring snacks to share if you wish. Acoustic musicians of all ages and listeners are welcome; free; Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington; 360-691-5907, email noelula@aol.com.

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