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Holiday Concerts

CONGRESSIONAL CHORUS -- Sunday at 4. The ensemble presents "Holiday Traditions," a concert of seasonal music. $15-$20. Washington City Church of the Brethren, Fourth Street and North Carolina Avenue SE. 202-441-2349.

"HOLIDAY SING-ALONG" -- Sunday at 4. The U.S. Marine Band and vocal groups from the Washington area perform Christmas and Hanukah songs; audience members are invited to bring candles and bells. Free; donations of canned goods for the Capital Area Community Food Bank encouraged. Wolf Trap Filene Center, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900.

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HERITAGE SIGNATURE CHORALE -- Sunday at 4:30. The ensemble performs a holiday program including Saint-Saens's "Christmas Oratorio," Heider's "Go Tell It on the Mountain" and Carter's "Mary Had a Baby." $20-$22. Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW. 202-310-3283.

ST. LUKE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH ORATORIO CHOIR, CHORISTERS AND ORCHESTRA -- Sunday at 5. "Advent-Christmas Candlelight Concert" includes Poulenc's "Gloria" and Williams's "Fantasia on Christmas Carols." Donations benefit Community Life Family Services of Washington, D.C. St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-4363.

KATE CAMPBELL -- Sunday at 6. Holiday concert by the folk singer-songwriter. Donations. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. 202-347-8355.

OX HILL BAPTIST CHURCH CHILDREN'S VOCAL AND HANDBELL CHOIRS -- Sunday at 7. The ensembles perform "Children's Night at Christmas." Free. Ox Hill Baptist Church, 4101 Elmwood St., Chantilly. 703-378-5555.

THE HILDEBRANDS -- Sunday at 7. The group presents a "Colonial Holiday Concert." Free. St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-256-2966.

FRONT ROYAL ORATORIOSOCIETY -- Sunday at 7:30. The ensemble performs a holiday concert. Donations. Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St., Winchester, Va. 540-622-6974.

SUSPICIOUS CHEESE LORDS -- Sunday at 7:30. The male a cappella ensemble is joined by organist Haig Mardirosian for "Gaudete! A Celebration of Christmas Joy." Donations. Franciscan Monastery, 14th and Quincy streets NE. 877-278-5973.


"MERRY TUBACHRISTMAS!" -- Monday at 6. An ad hoc ensemble of tuba, sousaphone and euphonium players presents a holiday concert. (To perform, register at 2 at the Millennium Stage; rehearsal follows at 3.) Free. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

AL PETTEWAY & AMY WHITE, ROBIN BULLOCK -- Monday at 8. Holiday concert by the folk duo and the Celtic multi-instrumentalist. $7-$14. Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-754-3611.


ROBERT E. LEE HIGH SCHOOL WIND ENSEMBLE AND DRAMA DEPARTMENT -- Tuesday at 10 and 7, Wednesday at 10. "Tiny Tots Concert," a holiday program for young audiences, combines seasonal favorites and songs from Disney films. $2. Lee High School, 6540 Franconia Rd., Springfield. 703-451-4478.



CONVIVIUM -- Dec. 8 at 6:30. The a cappella ensemble presents "Music of the Holiday Season." Donations. Brookside Gardens Auditorium, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 703-855-8740.

GONZAGA COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL, GEORGETOWN VISITATION PREPARATORY SCHOOL -- Wednesday at 8. The high schools' combined Christmas concert features classical and traditional selections. Free. Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Nolan Center, 1524 35th St. NW. 202-337-3350, Ext. 2518.

DEIRDRE REILLY & DERMOT O'BRIEN -- Wednesday at 8. The Celtic duo presents an "Irish Country Christmas Concert." $25. Ireland's Own Restaurant & Pub, 111 N. Pitt St., Alexandria. 703-549-4535.



"CHRISTMAS LUNCH BOX" -- Thursday and Dec. 16, 23 and 30 at 12:15. Thirty-minute holiday concerts by local organists. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. 202-347-8355.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA POPS -- Thursday at 7, Dec. 10-11 at 8, Dec. 12 at 7. "Happy Holidays!," a seasonal program conducted by Marvin Hamlisch. $20-$80. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

ANNAPOLIS CHORALE, ANNAPOLIS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, ANNAPOLIS YOUTH CHORUS -- Thursday at 7:30, Dec. 10 at 8. The ensembles present "A Celebration of Christmas." $12-$35. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410-263-1906.

Dec. 10




SWEET HEAVEN KINGS -- Dec. 10 at 6. Gospel celebration with the United House of Prayer's 16-member brass and percussion band. Free. Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

BOYS OF THE LOUGH -- Dec. 10 at 6 and 8:30. Holiday concert by the Celtic ensemble. $21-$26. National Geographic Headquarters, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700.

CAPITAL CARILLON -- Dec. 10 at 7 and 8. The handbell choir presents a "Festival of Lights Concert." Free. Mormon Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. 703-772-5748.

CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF FREDERICK -- Dec. 10 at 7:30, Dec. 11 at 3:30. The ensemble presents "Christmas Potpourri," a program including traditional carols and selections from Handel's "Messiah." $8-$12. Frederick Community College, Kussmaul Theatre, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. 301-829-2805.

"A JAZZ PIANO CHRISTMAS" -- Dec. 10 at 7:30 and 9:30. Holiday concert produced by National Public Radio features pianists Lynn Arriale, Andy Bey, Adam Birnbaum and Hiromi. $30. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600.

THE FALLS CHURCH SANCTUARY CHOIR, CELEBRATION SINGERS, YOUTH CHORUS, ORCHESTRA, DANCE ENSEMBLE AND JOYFUL RINGERS -- Dec. 10 at 8. The ensembles are joined by the Capital Brass for "Come to the Manger." Free. The Falls Church, 115 E. Fairfax St., Falls Church. 703-532-7600.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SYMPHONIC WIND ENSEMBLE, CONCERT BAND AND MARCHING BAND -- Dec. 10 at 8. The "Annual Kaleidoscope of Bands" includes holiday favorites as well as half-time highlights from the 2004 football season. $7-$20. University of Maryland, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dekelboum Concert Hall, University Boulevard and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

CONGRESSIONAL CHORUS -- Dec. 10 at 8. "Holiday Traditions" includes Christmas carols, Kwanzaa songs and the premiere of Paul Leavitt's "For the Blessings: A Hannukah Prayer." $15-$20; children free. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE. 202-441-2394.

KAREN COLLINS, CAREY CREED, RUTHIE LOGSDON, LORETTA KELLEY -- Dec. 10 at 8. The musicians, all of whom record for the Takoma Park record label Azalea City Recordings, present an "Azalea City Recordings Holiday Concert." $10; $8 with a donation of canned goods to the Capital Area Community Food Bank. Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St., Takoma Park. 301-565-2777.

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