Concerts

Opera

OPERA NOIR -- Friday at 6, "A Tribute to Jessye Norman." Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

VIRGINIA OPERA -- Gounod's "Romeo & Juliet," Friday at 8 and Sunday at 2. Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-218-6500 or 703-993-8888.

MUNICIPAL OPERA OF BALTIMORE -- Lehar's "The Merry Widow," Friday at 7, Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 4. Douglass High School, 2301 Gwynn Falls Pkwy., Baltimore. 410-329-6874.

Orchestras

CATHOLIC U. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and Chorus and the Basilica Choir -- Friday at 7:30, "17th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity." Free; donations encouraged for Save Our Aging Religious. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-526-8300.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA -- Friday and Saturday at 8, conducted by Leonard Slatkin with pianist Lang Lang in Schubert's incidental music to "Rosamunde" (excerpts), Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor and Walton's Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Minor. Thursday at 7, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch with the Children's Chorus of Washington in a "Happy Holidays!" pops program. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

NAVY BAND -- Friday at 7:30. Free. Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax. 202-433-2525.

AIR FORCE CONCERT BAND and Singing Sergeants -- Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 3 and 7:30, and Sunday at 3, "Deck the Festival Halls." Free; tickets required for matinees. DAR Constitution Hall, 18th and D streets NW. 202-767-5658.

TOWSON U. ORCHESTRA -- Friday at 8:15, conducted by Brenda Leach in works by Copeland, Sibelius, and Jarnefelt. Kaplan Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

COLUMBIA ORCHESTRA -- Saturday at 12:30 and 3, "Young People's Concerts" conducted by Jason Love. Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia. 410-465-8777.

WASHINGTON CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA -- Sunday at 3, conducted by A. Scott Wood in Von Weber's "Der Freisch" Overture, Von Gluck's "Ballet Suite" and Schubert's Symphony No. 2. Free. Hearst Hall, National Cathedral School, Wisconsin Avenue and Woodley Road NW. 301-320-2770.

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN PHILHARMONIC -- Sunday at 5, with the NOVA Community Chorus in music by J.S. Bach, Saint-Saens, Wagner and Kazik. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 703-799-8229 or 703-845-6097.

BETHESDA NAVAL HOSPITAL BAND -- Wednesday at 7 and 8. Free. Festival of Lights, Washington LDS Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. 301-587-0144.

Chamber Groups

THE AULOS ENSEMBLE -- Friday at 8. The Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-218-6500 or 703-938-2404.

THE AMELIA TRIO -- Friday at 8, with flutist Eugenia Zukerman. Free, but tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, First and Independence SE. 202-397-7328 for tickets (service charges); 202-707-5502 for information.

SUZUKI FLUTE ENSEMBLE -- Saturday at 7 and 8. Free. Festival of Lights, Washington LDS LDS Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. 301-587-0144.

NEW ENGLAND STRING QUARTET -- Saturday at 8. Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia. 410-480-9950.

BOSTON BRASS -- Sunday at 3. Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Rd., Vienna. 703-273-2547.

CAPITOL WOODWIND QUINTET -- Sunday at 5. Temple Micah, 2829 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 703-352-6505.

ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET -- Sunday at 5:30. Shriver Hall, Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-516-7164.

COLUMBIA FLUTE CHOIR -- Thursday at noon. Free. 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. 202-333-2075.

OLE EDVARD ANTONSEN -- trumpeter, Thursday at 6, with keyboardist Atle Halstensen, percussionist Helge Norbakken and bassist Tom Erik Antonsen. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

Recitals

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB -- Friday at noon. Free. Sumner School Museum, 1201 17th St. NW. 202-333-2075.

MADELEINE GRAY -- mezzo-soprano, and pianist Danielle DeSwert, Friday at noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.

ROBIN ROYS -- harpist, Friday at 7:30, with dulcimer player Dennis Mack, flutist Sylvia Mack and violinist Evonne Baasch. Donations. Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church, 16325 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-2920.

ZHANG DAXUN -- bassist, and pianist Tomoko Kashiwagi, Friday at 8. Embassy of the People's Republic of China, 2300 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-625-2361.

STEPHEN SALTERS -- baritone, and pianist David Zobel, Saturday at 7:30. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN ACCORDION SOCIETY -- Sunday at 4. Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. 703-671-5395.

MARY JANE BOYNTON -- soprano, soprano Martha Strickland and pianist Shimajast Edwards. Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell St. NW. 202-986-4795.

MARVIN GOLDSTEIN -- pianist, Sunday and Monday at 7 and 8. Free. Festival of Lights, Washington LDS Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. 301-587-0144.

IRINA NUZOVA -- pianist, Sunday at 5. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151.

GEIR DRAUGSVOLL -- accordionist, Sunday at 6:30. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, Sixth and Constitution NW. 202-842-6941.

THE MOELLER DUO -- cello/guitar, Tuesday at 12:10. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

JEFFREY SWANN -- pianist, Wednesday at 7:30. Embassy of Germany, 4645 Reservoir Rd. NW. 301-907-2600.

JULIE LEES -- soprano, Wednesday at 12:30, with readings by Anne Sheldon. Free. Grace Episcopal Church, 1607 Grace Church Rd., Silver Spring. 301-587-8046.

Choral Groups

GAITHERSBURG COMMUNITY CHORUS -- Friday at 7 and 8. Free. Festival of Lights, Washington LDS LDS Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. 301-587-0144.

CATHEDRAL CHOIR OF MEN & BOYS, the Choir of Men & Girls and the Cathedral Baroque Orchestra -- Friday at 7:30 and Sunday at 4, conducted by Michael McCarthy with soprano Amanda Balestrieri, alto Carrie Stevens, tenor Rufus Muller and bass James Shaffran. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 800-937-8728.

VOCE CHAMBER SINGERS -- Friday at 8, "Celebrate Christmas." St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. 703-277-7772.

NOVA COMMUNITY CHORUS and NVCC Concert Band -- Friday at 8, excerpts from Mozart's and Rutter's "Requiems" and Bach's "Magnificat." Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6097

ALEXANDRIA HARMONIZERS -- Friday at 8 and Saturday at 4 and 8, "Harmony Holidays A Cappella Traditions." T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St., Alexandria. 703-922-5992.

AMERICAN U. CHORUS and Symphony Orchestra -- Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3, Haydn's "The Creation." Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3634.

GAY MEN'S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON -- Saturday at 3 and 8, Sunday at 3, "FabYULEus," music and production numbers from previous holiday shows. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-293-1548 or 202-994-6800.

PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH CHOIR -- Saturday at 3:30, leading a community carol-sing. Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 8641 Lewinsville Rd., McLean. 703-893-9075.

FRIDAY MORNING MUSIC CLUB CHORALE -- Saturday at 4. Free. First Baptist Church, 16th and O streets NW. 202-333-2075.

RESTON CHORALE -- Saturday at 6 and 8, "A Seasonal Celebration," with the Reston Chorale Orchestra in a program that includes excerpts from "The Messiah. Reston Community Center, 2310 Colt's Neck Rd., Reston. 703-476-1111 or 703-834-0079.

WASHINGTON WOMEN'S CHORUS -- Saturday at 7, seasonal music and readings with the choirs and handbell ensemble of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and WETA personality David Faircloth. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. 202-244-7367.

D.C. LABOR CHORUS -- Saturday at 7:30, "An Evening of Favorite and Sacred Songs." Free. George Meany Center for Labor Studies, 10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-431-5408.

CIRCLE SINGERS -- Saturday at 7:30, "O Holy Night." St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy. NW. 202-882-3537.

LOUDOUN CHORALE -- Saturday at 7:30, Vivaldi's "Gloria in D Major" and holiday carols. St. David's Episcopal Church, 19917 Ashburn Rd., Ashburn. 703-729-8972.

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC -- Saturday at 8, conducted by Stan Engebretson in Handel's "Messiah." The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100.

VOCE CHAMBER SINGERS -- Saturday at 8, "Celebrate Christmas." St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-277-7772.

SPRINGFIELD CHORALE -- Saturday at 8, "Welcome All Wonders!," with Century Brass and the West Springfield High School Madrigal Singers. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Rd., Springfield. 703-239-2180.

CHESAPEAKE CHORALE -- Saturday at 8, Vivaldi's "Magnificat" and other Christmas music by Rutter, Handel, Tavener and others. St. Matthew's Methodist Church, 14900 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-249-7689.

THE MARYLAND CHORUS -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3, Edward Maclary conducts Vivaldi's "Gloria" and other seasonal music. Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

CAPITOL HILL CHORALE -- Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 4, "Lux Aeterna: A Celebration of Eternal Light." Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE. 202-547-6839.

MARYLAND CLASSIC YOUTH Orchestras -- Sunday at 3, chamber strings, young artists and symphony in music by Mozart, Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky. Sunday at 8, harp ensemble, Philharmonic and Sinfonia in music by Fell, Corelli, Arensky, Beethoven, Verdi and Prokofiev. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100.

WASHINGTON BACH CONSORT -- Sunday at 3, "The Consort Sings Christmas." National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-429-2270.

PRINCE GEORGE'S CHORAL SOCIETY -- Sunday at 3:30, "A Festival of Christmas" featuring Puccini's "Messa de Gloria." Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6905 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. 301-336-8539.

"HOLIDAY SING-A-LONG" -- Sunday at 4, the U.S. Marine Band and vocalists from area choruses sing holiday songs with the audience, concluding with a candlelight processional. Free; donations of new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots are welcomed. Filene Center, Wolf Trap Park, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna. 703-255-1900.

CHESAPEAKE CHORALE -- Sunday at 4, at a family holiday concert. 3120 Belair Dr., Bowie. 301-249-7689.

CIRCLE SINGERS -- Sunday at 4, "O Holy Night," traditional and contemporary holiday music. St. David's Episcopal Church, 5150 Macomb St. NW. 202-882-3537.

WASHINGTON WOMEN'S CHORUS -- Sunday at 4, seasonal music and readings with the choirs and handbell ensemble of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and WETA personality David Faircloth. St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy. NW. 202-244-7367.

NEW DOMINION CHORALE -- Sunday at 4, "Gloria! Gloria!," with soprano Amanda Gosler and tenor Jose Sacin in excerpts from Handel's "Messiah" and Puccini's "Messa di Gloria," and other holiday music. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-442-9404.

METROPOLITAN A.M.E. CATHEDRAL CHOIR -- Sunday at 5, with the Festival Orchestra of Washington and organist Lester S. Green. Free. Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, 1518 M St. NW. 202-331-1426.

ST. LUKE LUTHERAN CHURCH Oratorio Choir, Choristers and Orchestra -- Sunday at 5, "Advent-Christmas Candlelight Concert," including Pergolesi's "Magnificat." Donations benefit Community Life Family Services of Washington and Meals on Wheels of Takoma Park. St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-588-4363.

CORAL CANTIGAS -- Sunday at 7 in "Navidad! Carols and Parrandas," featuring holiday music from Latin America with songs from Ladino, African and African-American traditions. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. 301-424-8296.

COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE -- Sunday at 7:30, Parts II and III of Handel's "Messiah." Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia. 301-854-0107 or 410-799-9321.

UDC CHORALE, JAZZ ENSEMBLE and The Voices gospel ensemble -- Monday at 7:30, in a holiday program. Free. University Auditorium, University of D.C., 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-274-5803.

BULLIS CONCERT CHOIR -- Tuesday at 7 and 8. Free. Festival of Lights, Washington LDS Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. 301-587-0144.

BALTIMORE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY -- Tuesday at 7:30, a holiday program of classical favorites and carols with guest artist Sweet Honey in the Rock. Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-523-7070 or 800-750-0875.

BOWIE SENIOR CHORALE -- Thursday at 11. Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. 301-809-2300.

GONZAGA COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL and Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School choral groups, Thursday at 8. Free. Gonzaga High School, 19 I St. NW. 202-336-7143.

ANNAPOLIS CHORALE -- Thursday at 7:30 and Dec. 9 at 8, "A Celebration of Christmas" with Chamber Orchestra and Youth Chorus. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410-263-1906.