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STORY WRITTEN BY BRIAN BINGAMAN

bbingaman@21st-centurymedia.com

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Here’s what we’ve received so far. Stay tuned, as we will be adding to this list throughout the season.

Upcoming concerts at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, include Jim Brickman’s “On a Winter’s Night” at 8 p.m. Nov. 28 and the Vienna Boys Choir at 8 p.m. Dec. 5. Check on ticket availability at (610) 432-6715 or www.millersymphonyhall.org.

Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave. at Main Street, Sellersville, presents guitarist Gary “Ho Ho” Hoey’s “Rockin’ Holiday” Tour at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Tickets are $25 and $29.50.
Pianist George Winston’s performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 1 will feature his “Winter Show,” which will include melodic winter-type songs and some of the famous “Peanuts” songs he recorded with Vince Guaraldi. Tickets are $39.50 and $55. Donations of food for Pennridge FISH will be accepted.
Call (215) 257-5808 or visit www.st94.com.

Ambler Choral Society’s “Prelude to the Holidays” starts at 3 p.m. Nov. 30 at Church of the Open Door, 1260 Fort Washington Ave., Upper Dublin. Tickets are $15, $5 for children 12 and under. Call (215) 715-7184 or visit www.amblerchoralsociety.org.

The North Pennsmen Barbershop Chorus presents “Home for the Holidays” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Pennridge High School, 1228 N. Fifth St., Perkasie. Tickets in advance are $15, $12 for seniors and students. At the door, tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under are free. Check www.northpennsmen.org or call (215) 393-1940.

Ursinus College’s annual performance of “Messiah” is held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7 in Bomberger Auditorium. It is sung by the College Choir and Meistersingers, accompanied by musicians and organist Alan Morrison. Tickets are $10 and $5 for students. Online reservations can be made at www.ursinus.edu/tickets. For more information, call (610) 409-3030. The college is off of East Main Street, Collegeville.

Britain’s celebrated Philadelphia-raised conductor David Charles Abell conducts the Philly POPS  for the Christmas Spectacular concerts.  Submitted photo.

Britain’s celebrated Philadelphia-raised conductor David Charles Abell conducts the Philly POPS for the Christmas Spectacular concerts. Submitted photo.

The Philly POPS Christmas Spectacular returns to Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, for performances at 3 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 13 and 19-20, 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17, and 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14. For ticket information, see www.phillypops.org or call (215) 893-1999.

Handel’s “Messiah” is featured at a concert by an ecumenical choir of 400 singers from the Philadelphia area. It starts at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, 750-62 S. Broad St., Philadelphia. Admission is free.

The Keswick Theater, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside, presents “Celtic Twilight Christmas” with Phil Coulter, Andy Cooney and a 10-piece orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Tickets range from $29.50-$39.50. Call (215) 572-7650 or see www.keswicktheatre.com.

Indian Valley Public Library, 100 E. Church Ave., Telford, presents a free “Celtic Christmas” concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 with harpist Darcy Fair.

The Philadelphia Singers will present their holiday concert “Christmas with the Philadelphia Singers” at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. The concert will feature a traditional candlelight procession, carols and holiday-inspired works, and an audience carol-sing. Patrons can bring non-perishiable food items for Philabundance to either performance. Donors will get discounted tickets to the group’s “Myths and Magic” concerts in March. Call (215) 751-9494 or visit www.philadelphiasingers.org.

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra offers its “Holiday Concert, Featuring Kid Konductors!” at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 W. Main St., Lansdale. The program includes a “Christmas at the Movies” tribute. Children 3-12 can sign up in the lobby prior to the concert to conduct the SPSO during the concert. A child from each age group (3-5, 6-8 and 9-12) is randomly selected, and is given a special conductor’s baton to keep. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors 65+, $5 for students and children over 12. Order at www.spso.info.

VoxAmaDeus performs Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” in its entirety at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Ave., Chestnut Hill; 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at Daylesford Abbey, 220 South Valley Road, Paoli; 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th Street at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia; and 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at St. Katharine of Siena Church, 104 S. Aberdeen Ave. at Lancaster Avenue, Wayne. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors 65+, $10 for students. Go to www.voxamadeus.org or call (610) 688-2800.

The Musikfest Cafe at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, presents “Christmas with the Celts” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Tickets are $20 and $30. Call (610) 332-3378 or go to www.artsquest.org.

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