Friday, November 30, 2007

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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Nightly through Jan. 1 at 7 and 8. Concerts in conjunction with the Mormon temple's annual holiday festival; performers include the Salvation Army National Capital Band, Sam Warren, Marvin Goldstein, the Madrigal Lords and Ladies, the Capitol Carillon Bell Choir, the Washington Family Singers, the Suitland Youth String Ensemble, the Annandale Singers, the Northern Lights Dance Orchestra and more. Free. Washington Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stonybrook Dr., Kensington. 301-587-0144.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT OF PEACE Nightly Dec. 8-23. Half-hour concerts from 6 to 8:30 weekdays and from 4 to 8:30 weekends. Performances by vocal, musical and dance ensembles, including the Fairfax Jubil-Aires, Bell Buddies, Star Struck Dance Company, Voices in Harmony Children's Choir, the Alexandria Singers, First Baptist Brass Ensemble. Free. The Ellipse, 1600 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-208-1631.

Nov. 30

ALEXANDRIA HARMONIZERS' HOLIDAY DINNER THEATER at 7:30. Also Dec. 1 at 12:30 and 6. A cappella music and a holiday meal. $15, ages 6-12 $7, younger than 6 free. First Baptist Church, 2932 King St., Alexandria. 240-206-9626.

HARP CHRISTMAS CONCERT at 7:30. Robin Roys performs. Free. Spencerville Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 16325 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-588-4363.

HERNDON TOWNE SQUARE SINGERS at 7:30. Also Dec. 1 at 7:30 and Dec. 2 at 2. Traditional carols and period music. $10. Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Park Dr., Herndon. 703-787-7300.

REUNION JAZZ ORCHESTRA at 8. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's "The Nutcracker Suite." $15; seniors and students $10; 12 and younger free. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. 703-569-0973.

Dec. 1


CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S CHORUS at 4. Keith Reas conducts. Free. Catholic University, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5414.

CORAL CANTIGAS at 7. Holiday traditions from Latin America, including songs sung in English and Spanish, with bilingual concert programs. $15-$25, younger than 12 free. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. 301-424-8296.

WASHINGTON WOMEN'S CHORUS at 7. Also Dec. 2 at 4. Traditional holiday favorites and the area premiere of "A Child Comes Forth." The chorus will be accompanied by vocal and hand bell ensembles from Stone Ridge School. $20, seniors and students $18. Dec. 1 at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy. NW. Dec. 2 at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. 202-244-7367.

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