Snohomish, Island counties
North Cascades Band: Holiday Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington, next to Arlington High School. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students at the door.
The Annual Everett Norwegian Male Chorus Christmas Concert: 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Sons of Norway Normanna Lodge, 2725 Oakes Ave., Everett. The chorus will be joined by the Bellingham Damekor (Norwegian Women’s Chorus). Selections will include a variety of English and Scandinavian songs such as “Let it Snow,” “O Holy Night,” “Jeg er sa glad,” “Glad jul (Silent Night)” plus many others. Traditional Norwegian cookies and bakery items available after the concert. A free-will offering is suggested.
Lynnwood Community Band: At 7 p.m. Dec. 15 the Lynnwood Community Band will perform a holiday concert at the Everett Music Hall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, in partnership with the Snohomish County Music Project. Families are welcome to take a shopping break and enjoy some traditional holiday favorites from around the world, as well as some family fun tunes that should get the kiddos dancing in the aisles (strictly encouraged). Free.
“Christmas Concerts”: A series of Christmas concerts is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. For more information about these concerts call 425-778-2159 or go to www.trinitylutheranchurch.com:
“Amahl and the Night Visitors”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11; $12 adult, $8 children and seniors and family discount is available. Tickets at the door; http://www.washington.edu/news/articles/voice-students-present-opera-2018amahl-and-the-night-visitors2019.
Sacred Music Chorale – “Rejoice!”: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10; $15 adults, $13 student/seniors and free for younger than 17. Tickets at the door; http://sacred musicchorale.org/tickets.php.
“Holiday Magic: A World of Celebrations”: The Sno-King Chorale features seasonal songs from around the world with music from Spain, Germany, Italy, England, Japan, Kenya and other countries, plus the heartwarming story, “Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!”; 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $20, $15 and $10. Call ECA 425-275-9595 or online at ec4arts.org.
“Nativity”: The Cantable of Skagit Valley presents a celebration of the nativity featuring “Lauda per la Nativita del Signore” by Ottorino Respighi, for soloists, chorus and instrumental ensemble. Our concert explores this singluar event as commemorated by composers past and present to bring you a fresh look at “the reason for the season”; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Advent Lutheran Church, 4306 132nd St. SE, Mill Creek and 4 p.m. Dec. 18, Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 LaVenture Road, Mount Vernon. Donations accepted at the door; www.cantabile ofskagitvalley.org/index.html.
A Christmas Concert: Pacific Chamber Orchestra presents works by Bach, D’Indy and Mozart as well as a holiday singalong with the orchestra with music provided; 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Everett First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. Tickets are $10 and $15. Call 425-743-0255 or go to www. pacificachamberorchestra.org.
“Holiday Concert”: Cascade Symphony Orchestra presents a collection of holiday music and dance by Tchaikovsky, Leroy Anderson and others featuring Polina Dickenson and Nathan Murstein, 11-year-old champion ballroom dancers; enjoy a singalong of favorite choruses from Handel’s “Messiah”; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Tickets are $25, $20, $15 and $10. Call ECA 425-275-9595 or online at ec4arts.org.
Seattle Symphony: Benaroya Hall’s Taper auditorium, 200 University St., Seattle; 206-215-4747; www.seattle symphony.org.
“Holiday Pops”: Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch rings in the holiday season with a festive Seattle Pops Concert full of seasonal songs and special guests and holiday tunes including “My Favorite Things,” “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Let it Snow,” “O Holy Night”; also music from “March of the Toys,” selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” and Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival”; Santa may make an appearance; 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 2 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets are $17 to $125.
“The Canadian Brass”: This world-renowned quintet returns to Seattle to celebrate the sounds of the season featuring traditional holiday tunes; 7:30 Dec. 12 and 13. Tickets start at $20.
“A Cathedral Christmas”: Seattle Choral Company presents this holiday concert and singalong bringing together the music, the wonder and the traditions of December; this is the fourth season that the SCC will have presented “A Cathedral Christmas”; 8 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10, Saint Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E, Seattle. Advance tickets are $25, $20 and $10. Call 800-838-3006 or go to www.seattlechoralcompany.org.
“A Baroque Christmas”: Jubilant chamber music for the holiday season featuring Catherine Webster, soprano, and Ensemble Electra with Vicki Boeckman, recorder, Tekla Cunningham, violin, Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11, Queen Anne Christian Church, 1316 3rd Ave. W, Seattle. Tickets are $28, $24 and $15. Call 206-726-6088 or go to www.gallery concerts.org.