5 Holiday Concerts to Get You in the Spirit

a musical winter wonderland right here in the Valley

James Johonnott

STRINGS THAT RING. This year marks the 43rd annual presentation of UW-Eau Claire’s musical prowess. Several student-powered ensembles converge in the name of holiday joy in Zorn Arena on Dec. 3, so don’t miss out.
STRINGS THAT RING. This year marks the 43rd annual presentation of UW-Eau Claire’s musical prowess. Several student-powered ensembles converge in the name of holiday joy in Zorn Arena on Dec. 3, so don’t miss out.

We’ve all heard the classic holiday tunes on the radio or in stores this season. But nothing quite beats listing to your favorite classic carols done live by local performers. This season be sure to check out these holiday concerts featuring local musicians and orchestras, and be sure to check out the calendars at VolumeOne.org/events/calendar, or check out our Holiday Handbook publication for for even more live music this holiday season.

1. Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra: Horns for the Holidays Dec. 2, 7:30pm • The State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • $15 Advance; $20 Day of Show; $5 Student; $13.50 Season • eauclairearts.com

Who says holiday music is boring? The CVJO will make you tap your feet and hum along as we bring a ton of holiday spirit to our December concert.

2. 43rd Annual UWEC Music Holiday Concert Dec. 3, 2pm • Zorn Arena, UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121, Eau Claire • $5 floor; $3 bleacher • uwec.ticketforce.com

The concert features the Concert Choir and Women’s Concert Chorale; Symphonic Choir, Women’s Chorus and The Singing Statesmen; Wind Symphony; and University Symphony Orchestra. Floor and bleacher seating is available.

3. Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra: Sounds of the Season Dec. 9, 4:30-6:30pm • The State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire • Adult $28; Senior $25; Youth/Student $7 • eauclairearts.com

Relax with the CVSO and the Stillson Children’s Choir; enjoy some memorable Americana classics and holiday favorites to get in the spirit of the season.

4. 6th Annual Tuba Christmas Dec. 10, 4pm • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 417 W Street, Menomonie • FREE ($10 for performers) • tubachristmas.com 

Hosted by the Ludington Guard Band. Anyone who plays the tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, or baritone is welcome to participate. Performers should bring festive attire and a music stand, and arrive at 1:30pm.

5. The Master Singers Christmas Concert 2017: Lessons & Carols - Thy Little Ones Dec. 15, 7:30pm • First Congregational UCC, 310 Broadway St., Eau Claire // Dec. 16, 1pm • St. Charles Borromeo Church, 810 Pearl Street, Chippewa Falls • $18 Adult, $5 Student • themastersingers.net/lessons_and_carols.html 

The Master Singers, a community chamber ensemble with members from throughout the Great Chippewa Valley, will present two performance of Lessons in Carols in the Chippewa Valley.

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