Concerts

Opera

GEORGE MASON U. OPERA "A Celebration of Mozart," Friday and Saturday at 8. Harris Theater, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 888-945-2468 or 703-993-8888.

BEL CANTANTI OPERA CO. Saturday at 3, Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors." St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. 301-438-8682.

OPERA NOIRE NEW YORK Saturday at 7:30, "Black Expressions Holiday Concert," with Spirit Wings Dance Company, Stephanie Powell's Glory to God Arts Ministry, the Lynn Walters New School of Dance Arts and High Point High School Concert Choir. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. 202-328-6000.

AACC CONCERT CHOIR, OPERA CHORUS AND CHAMBER ORCHESTRAMenotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors," Sunday at 3. Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2457.

BEL CANTANTI OPERA CO. Sunday at 4, Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors." St. David's Parish Church, 5150 Macomb St. NW. 301-438-8682.

Orchestras

U. OF MARY WASHINGTON- COMMUNITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAFriday at 7:30. Free. Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1012.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Friday at 8, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 7, conducted by Marvin Hamlisch 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).

GREENSPRING VALLEY ORCHESTRA Friday at 8, conducted by Robert Suggs in music by Handel, Strauss, Smetana and Copland. Villa Julie College Theater, 1525 Greenspring Valley Rd., Stevenson, Md. 443-334-2433.

AACC ORCHESTRA Friday at 8, in Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 2," Mozart's Symphony No. 40, Sibelius's "Finlandia" and a new work by Raymond Weidner. Pascal Center for Performing Arts, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., 410-777-2457.

BISHOP IRETON SYMPHONIC WINDEnsemble and Concert Band Saturday at 7:30. Bishop Ireton High School, 201 Cambridge Rd., Alexandria. 703-212-5162.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 3, conducted by Edward Polochick with the Concert Artists of the Baltimore Symphonic Chorale in Handel's "Messiah." Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore. 410-783-8000 or 800-442-1198.

SOULFUL SYMPHONY Saturday at 8, conducted by Darin Atwater in Duke Ellington's interpretation of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" and Quincy Jones's "Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration." The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 877-276-1444 or 301-581-5100.

MCLEAN ORCHESTRA Saturday at 8, "A Winter's Tale," featuring Vivaldi's "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" and other holiday music. Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. 703-797-5751.

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE BAND Sunday at 2:30. Donations of new, unwrapped toys encouraged for Toys for Tots. Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 E. Village Ave., Montgomery Village. 301-948-0110.

NATIONAL CONCERT BAND OF AMERICA Sunday at 3. Ascension Catholic Church, Bowie Knights of Columbus, 12700 Lanham Severn Rd., Lanham. 301-443-5260.

MONTGOMERY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Sunday at 3, conducted by A. Scott Wood in Gluck's "Iphigenia in Aulis Overture," Copland's "Our Town" and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Free. Paint Branch High School, 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 301-385-6438.

LOUDOUN SYMPHONIC WINDS Sunday at 3. Our Lady of Hope School, 46633 Algonkian Pkwy., Potomac Falls. 703-777-7985.

MCLEAN YOUTH ORCHESTRA Sunday at 3, "Holiday Favorites" and traditional Chinese music with the Yellow River Arts Ensemble. Oakcrest School, 850 Balls Hill Rd., McLean. 703-797-5751.

WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN PHILHARMONIC Sunday at 5, with the NOVA Community Chorus in music by Bach, Saint-Saens, Wagner and Kazik. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-799-8229 or 703-845-6097.

GEORGE MASON U. SYMPHONYOrchestra, choirs and jazz ensembles Sunday at 7, "GMU Music Department Holiday Concert." Center for the Arts Concert Hall, George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 888-945-2468 or 703-993-1380.

MCLEAN SYMPHONY Sunday at 7:30, "Holiday Magic!," a winter family concert. Alden Theater, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean. 703-790-0123.

JUILLIARD ORCHESTRA Tuesday at 8, conducted by James Conlon with mezzo-soprano Jane Gilbert, the Cathedral Choral Society and the National Cathedral School children's choirs in Mahler's Symphony No. 3. Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

ST. LUKE ORCHESTRA Wednesday at 7:30, Cheryl Branham conducts the orchestra and soloists at a "Messiah" singalong. St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-356-0670.

NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Thursday at 7, conducted by Emil de Cou with the Washington Chorus and soprano Amel Brahim-Djelloul, treble Charles Lyon Stewart, counter-tenor Xavier Sabata, tenor Andrew Tortise and bass Curtis Streetman in Handel's "Messiah." Kennedy Center Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

ANNANDALE HIGH SCHOOL ORCHESTRA Thursday at 7:30, with the Annandale High School Chorus in an evening of classical and traditional Christmas music. Free. Annandale High School, 4700 Medford Dr., Annandale. 703-642-4300.

Chamber Groups

THE CARPENTIER QUARTET Friday at 8. Embassy of Venezuela, 2443 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-625-2361.

AIR FORCE SAXOPHONE QUARTET Friday at 8. Free. George Washington National Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 202-767-5658.

NAVY BAND BRASS QUARTET Saturday at noon, "Holiday Family Day." Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-433-2525.

AIR FORCE WOODWIND QUINTET Saturday at 1:30. Free. Anderson House Museum, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-767-5658.

ANNANDALE BRASS Sunday at 4, "A Winter Wonderland," with the Christopher Johnston Jazz Trio. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Tnpk., Annandale. 703-569-0973.

21ST CENTURY CONSORT Saturday at 5. Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum, Seventh and Independence SW. 202-357-3030.

CORIOLIS WIND QUINTET Saturday at 5. Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-589-4041.

PACIFICA STRING QUARTET Sunday at 6:30. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, Sixth and Constitution NW. 202-842-6941.

TRIO MEDIAEVAL Sunday at 7:30, medieval music and contemporary works. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

SMITHSONIAN CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY Sunday at 7:30. Hall of Musical Instruments, Museum of American History, 14th and Constitution NW. 202-357-3030.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. CHAMBER WIND ENSEMBLES Monday at 7:30. United Church, 1920 G St. NW. 202-994-6245.

Recitals

LENAYA CRANDALL soprano, clarinetist Tommaso Longquich and pianist Theodore Guerrant, Friday at noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.

ALINA KOZINSKA soprano, Friday at 8, "Christmas Carols Around the World," with pianist Seung Shin Yoo and other musicians and vocalists. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Rd., Columbia. 301-596-9004.

CAROL & PEACE RINGERS Friday at 8. Free. Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-352-2787.

VIKINGUR HEIDAR OLAFFSON pianist, Saturday at 8. Residence of the Ambassador of Iceland, 2443 Kalorama Rd. NW. 202-625-2361.

ST. MATTHEW'S ENGLISH HANDBELLS Sunday at 1. Free. Market Square, 301 King St., Alexandria. 703-883-4686.

CARMEN BALTHROP soprano, Sunday at 3, with pianists Carlos Cesar Rodriguez and Lester Green and the Maryland Boy Choir. Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, Route 193 and Stadium Drive, College Park. 301-405-2787.

STEVEN OSBORNE pianist, Sunday at 4. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. 301-496-7976.

TOM MEGLIORANZA baritone, Sunday at 5. The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151.

CAROL RINGERS AND PEACE RINGERS Wednesday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

MILLICENT SCARLETT soprano, Wednesday at 7:30, seasonal music by Adams, MacGimsey, Lauridsen, Reger and diPetro. The Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100.

NAVY BAND HARP-FLUTE DUO Thursday at 7:30. Free, but reservations required. Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, Sixth and M streets SE. 202-433-6897 or 202-433-2525.

Choral Groups

HOWARD U. CHOIR Friday at 6, "A Gospel Celebration." Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

CHEVY CHASE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHOIRS Friday at 7:30 and Saturday at 4, Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors." Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle NW. 202-363-2202.

CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF FREDERICK Friday at 7:30 and Saturday at 3:30. "Ringing in the Season." Kussmaul Theatre, Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. 301-662-7356 or 301-865-0821.

CATHEDRAL CHORAL SOCIETY Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 4 and Sunday at 4, "The Joy of Christmas: A Norwegian Festival" conducted by J. Reilly Lewis with Washington Symphonic Brass, soprano Anne-Lise Berntsen and organist Nils Henrik Asheim. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-5527.

U. OF MARYLAND MEN'S CHORUS, WOMEN'S CHORUS AND CHAPEL CHOIR, MARYLAND BOY CHOIR AND ORGANIST PAUL HARDY Friday at 8, "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols." Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-405-5571.

FAIRFAX CHORAL SOCIETY Friday at 8, " 'Tis the Season!," a holiday program with guest artist Dean Shostak playing glass armonica and hurdy-gurdy; family-friendly chat at 7:20. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-642-3277.

ANNAPOLIS CHORALE Friday 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.

WASHINGTON CHORAL ENSEMBLE Friday at 8, "Sounds of the Season." Holy Trinity Church, 35th and O streets NW. 202-468-0652.

HAGERSTOWN CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY Saturday at 4, "Christmas Concert." Trinity Lutheran Church, Randolph Street and North Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown. 301-665-9424.

VOICES SUPREME, SECOND GENERATION Saturday at 6, "A Gospel Celebration." Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

GAITHERSBURG COMMUNITY CHORUS Saturday at 7, "Songs for the Season." Donations. Gaithersburg High School, 314 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350.

CUA CHAMBER SINGERS Saturday at 7. Free. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. 202-319-5416.

VIENNA CHORAL SOCIETY Saturday at 7:30, "The Gift," a holiday concert. Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Rd., Vienna. 703-255-5508.

VOICES XXI Saturday at 7:30, "O Magnum Mysterium," music from the Renaissance and other seasonal works. First Baptist Church of Hyattsville, 5701 42nd Ave., Hyattsville. 240-643-6563.

GEORGETOWN CHORALE Saturday at 7:30, in a holiday program. Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, 1524 35th St. NW. 202-832-3210.

LOUDOUN CHORALE Saturday at 7:30, Vivaldi's Gloria in D Major and holiday carols. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-729-8972.

CONGRESSIONAL CHORUS Saturday at 8, "Star of Light, A Holiday Concert." Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 Fourth St. SE. 202-441-2394.

HERITAGE SINGERS Saturday at 8. St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 14900 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. 301-464-6961.

CENTRAL MARYLAND CHORALE Saturday at 8, Saint-Saens's "Christmas Oratorio" and Britten's "Ceremony of Carols." Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 12430 Scaggsville Rd., Highland. 301-317-9646.

FRIENDS HOUSE CONCERT CHORALE Saturday at 8, a holiday program and community sing. Free. Sandy Spring Friends Meeting House, 17715Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-879-9557.

WASHINGTON MEN'S CAMERATA Saturday at 8, "Christmas With the Camerata." Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St., Alexandria. 202-364-1064.

CHORALIS Saturday at 8, "A Classical Brass Christmas," with the Classical Brass Quintet and the Annandale High School Singers. Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St., Falls Church. 703-237-2499.

ALEXANDRIA CHORAL SOCIETY Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2:30, " 'Tis the Season," a family holiday concert with the ACS Children's Chorus and the Metropolitan Brass Quintet. George Washington National Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-548-4734.

POTOMAC HARMONY CHORUS

OF SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONALSunday at 3, "Celebrate With Light," a program of holiday songs, Broadway hits, jazz standards and other popular music. Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, 125 S. Old Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-764-3896.

VOICES XXI Sunday at 3, "O Magnum Mysterium," music from the Renaissance and other seasonal works. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-643-6563.

ALEXANDRIA HARMONIZERS Sunday at 3, "Harmony Holidays a Cappella Traditions." Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park. 410-859-3308 or 410-636-6597.

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC Senior Singers Chorale and New Horizons Band Sunday at 3; family singalong at 2. Free. Westover Baptist Church, 1125 N. Patrick Henry Dr., Arlington. 703-237-5655.

VIENNA CHOIR BOYS Sunday at 3. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 877-276-1444 or 301-581-5100.

COLLEGE OF NOTRE DAME CONCERT CHOIR Sunday at 3, "Music for the Christmas Season." Free. LeClerc Auditorium, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-532-5386.

CANTATE CHAMBER SINGERS Sunday at 3 and 7:30, in a holiday program. The Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100.

NATIONAL MEN'S CHORUS Sunday at 4, "Masters in This Hall," a holiday concert, with tenor Daniel Snyder, pianist Thomas Pandolfi and organist Paul Skevington. Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-244-7191.

WASHINGTON CHORAL ENSEMBLE Sunday at 4, "Sounds of the Season." First Congregational United Church of Christ, 10th and G streets NW. 202-468-0652.

FRIENDS HOUSE CONCERT CHORALE Sunday at 4, a holiday program and community sing. Free. Friends House Retirement Community, 17340 Quaker Lane, Sandy Spring. 301-879-9557.

LOUDOUN CHORALE Sunday at 4, Vivaldi's Gloria in D Major and holiday carols. Bethany United Methodist Church, 100 W. Main St., Purcellville. 703-729-8972.

PALESTRINA CHOIR Sunday at 4, Advent music by Mendelssohn, Rheinberger and Brahms. St. Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-519-1961.

MARYLAND STATE BOYCHOIRSunday at 4, "The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols." Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew, 3400 Norman Ave., Baltimore. 410-668-2003.

FOURTH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHOIRS, ORCHESTRA AND SOLOISTSSunday at 4 and 7. Fourth Presbyterian Church, 5500 River Rd., Bethesda. 301-320-3434 or 301-320-3600.

CONGRESSIONAL CHORUS Sunday at 5, "Star of Light," a program of music about stars and light including the world premiere of "Beautiful Star for Harp, Piano and Double Chorus," by Paul Nasto. Donations. Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-441-2394.

NORTHEASTERN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH CHOIRS Sunday at 5. Northeastern Presbyerian Church, 2112 Varnum St. NE. 202-526-1730.

SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH SENIOR CHOIR AND ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHOIRS Sunday at 5, excerpts from "The Messiah" (excerpts), with soprano Kishna Davis, mezzo-soprano Andrea Duplechain, Rodrick Dixon and bass Alex Adlsabeck. Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St. NW. 202-232-4288.

D.C. YOUTH ORCHESTRA Sunday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

OX HILL BAPTIST CHURCH HANDBELL CHOIRS AND BRASS ENSEMBLE Sunday at 7. Ox Hill Baptist Church, 4101 Elmwood St., Chantilly. 703-378-5555.

HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH VOCAL AND HANDBELL CHOIRS Sunday at 7. Free. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church. 703-532-6617.

LINDEN LINTHICUM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHOIR Sunday at 7. Free. Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linden Linthicum Lane, Clarksville. 410-531-5653.

ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCHFestival Choir Sunday at 7, "New Life, New Hope, New Joy." Donations. St. John's Episcopal Church, 415 S. Lexington St., Arlington. 703-671-6834.

MORMON CHOIR OF WASHINGTON Sunday at 7 and 8. Free. Festival of

Lights, Washington LDS Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. 301-587-0144.

CATHEDRAL OF ST. THOMAS MORE CHOIR Sunday at 7:30. Free. Cathedral of St. Thomas More. 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington. 703-524-2815.

ST. JANE FRANCES DE CHANTAL CHURCH ADULT AND CHILDREN'S CHOIRS Sunday at 7:30, "A Holiday Concert of Lessons and Carols." St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 9701 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-530-1550.

EPIPHANY CHURCH CHOIR Tuesday at 12:10. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

BOWIE SENIOR CHORALE Tuesday at 7. Free. Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Dr., Bowie. 301-809-2300.

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

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

LEVINE SCHOOL OF MUSIC SENIOR SINGERS CHORALE Thursday at 6. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600 or 800-444-1324 (TDD: 202-416-8524).

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