Celebrating the Holidays With Music
Music is a delightful instrument to revel in the holiday season. It enchants the senses, warms the soul, and presents an uplifting outlook. While radio and stereo tunes tend to sufficiently satisfy even discriminating tastes, few things can compare to the splendor of live music.
So, what’s going on in Worcester?
Here are a few of the many happenings taking place at Mechanics Hall.
- Saturday, December 7. Worcester Chorus performs Handel’s Messiah at 8 P.M. This long-standing favorite, presently under the artistic direction of Christopher Shepard, is a darling. The cost? Reserved seating is $40, college students pay $15, and children 18 and under get in for $5.
- Tuesday, December 10. WXLO presents Acoustic Christmas featuring multitalented Daughtry: four coveted Music Awards and four Number One hits are among this artist’s impressive achievements. Delta Rae, lauded for their extraordinary performances, Erika Van Pelt, an American Idol favorite, and My Silent Bravery, an engaging performer, will also be on hand to please.
- Saturday, December 14. The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra presents a Holiday Pops concert. This beloved treat will highlight traditional selections, classics, and even some Broadway tunes. Table seating is $45, and balcony seating is $37. For additional information, call 508-754-1234.
- Sunday, December 15. Dance Prism will perform The Nutcracker. Through the years, this darling ballet has mesmerized individuals of all ages. In fact, Tchaikovsky’s score is undoubtedly a musical masterpiece. Ticket costs are $24 for adults and $18 for seniors and children. For detailed information regarding the above shows or other Mechanics Hall programming, go to http://www.mechanicshall.org/
Additional pleasant-sounding thoughts?
A Holiday Festival Choir Christmas Concert will be held at First Unitarian Church located at 90 Main Street on Sunday, December 15, at 4 P.M., and A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan will take place at Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts located at 2 Southbridge Street on Tuesday, December 17, at 7:30 P.M. Indisputably, these musical events, and the many other talent-filled Worcester wonders, are certain to propel peoples’ hearts in to a most cheerful spirit.
Holiday music? Um, let it ring!