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Concerts from December Newsletter

December 1 & 2, 2000 at 7:30 PM. Sixth Annual Medieval Boar's Head Feast. The early music ensemble Heironymous leads the Madrigal Singers through an evening of fun and feasting. Knights, Heralds, King Harry, and a host of others transport you back to the early 16th century. Tickets required. $7.50 for adults, children under 12 are free. For more information, call Linda Libertini @ 216/486-2950 or Dale Hukill @ 216/941-4646. Euclid Lutheran Church, 431 E. 260th Street, Euclid OH One mile north of I-90.

Friday, December 1, 2000, at 2:30 PM. CWRU Early Music Singers, Ross Duffin, director. Interior Garden Court; English Renaissance Music. Cleveland Museum of Art.

Sunday, December 3, 2000, at 2:30 PM. Karel Paukert, organ. Works by Reger, J.S. Bach, Hindemith and Brahms. Cleveland Museum of Art.

Sunday, December 3, 2000, at 3:00 PM. University Circle Chorale & CIM orchestra; Todd Wilson, director. Cleveland's premier community chorus of 80 singers in works by Britten: St. Nicholas, A Shepherd's Carol, Hymn to the Virgin, A boy Is Born. Free-will offering. Free parking SE corner of Rockwell & E 9th. Cathedral of St. John, E. 9th @ Superior, downtown.

Sunday, December 3, 2000, at 5:00 PM. Handel's Messiah, part 1. Westminster Choir with soloists & orchestra. James Mismas, director. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1250 W. Exchange Street, Akron.

Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at 7:30 PM. An Early Music Christmas. Christopher Krueger, flute/recorder; Marc Schachman, oboe; Linda Quan, violin; Myron Lutzke, cello; Arthur Haas, harpsichord. The Aulos Ensemble and Julianne Baird, soprano. Cleveland Museum of Art. (Admission. Call 216/421-7350 or 1-888-CMA-0033)

Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at 8:00 PM. University Circle Chorale & CIM orchestra; Todd Wilson, director. Repeat of December 3rd concert at St. John. Cleveland Institute of Music.

Friday, December 8, 2000, at 8:00 PM. Traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas. Trinity Lutheran Church, 50 N. Prospect St., Akron. 40-voice Summit Children's Choir, Arlene Jacobs, director, will present the prelude at 7:30 PM. The Trinity Choir, Paragon Brass Quintet and Barbara MacGregor, organist, will particpate in this special service. Offering. Guarded parking and professional childcare will be provided.

Sunday, December 10, 2000, at 8:30 & 11:00 AM The combined choirs of Mayfield United Methodist Church will present Music of an English Christmas. Works of Handel, Britain and Rutter with harp, flute, violin and organ. Craig McGaughey, Director; Carol Neff, CAGO organist. Corner of Wilson Mills and S.O.M. Center Roads.

Sunday, December 10, 2000, at 11:00 AM. Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. Fairmount Choirs with Ohio Chamber Orchestra Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights.

Sunday, December 10, 2000, at 2:30 PM. Music from Oberlin. Guest artists Marilyn McDonald, violin and Monique Duphil, piano and Lorraine Manz, soprano. Oberlin professors and students come together to perform Alban Berg's Chamber Concerto for Violin, Piano and 13 Wind Instruments and George Crumb's Ancient Voices of Children , Cleveland Museum of Art

Sunday, December 10, 2000, 3:00 PM. Holiday Concert. Washington Avenue Christian Church, 301 Washington Avenue, just north of the downtown Elyria square. A free, ecumenical concert open to the community with music of the season from choir, local area organists, bells, brass, men's quartet, harp and piano. Sing along on your favorite holiday songs. Freewill offering benefits the pipe organ fund. Handicap accessible and free parking. This event dedicates a new church building and sanctuary renovations. Guided church tours 2 2:45 PM. Contact Chris Trunk, concert coordinator, at 440-323-4213 (church)

Sunday, December 10, 2000, 4:00 PM. Southwest Community Chorus, Jim Pitcher Director. Carmen Massaro, accompanist. Strongsville High School, 20025 Lunn Road, Strongsville. Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio, and Forever Christmas by MacHuff Donation at the door: Adults $4, Srs $3, Stu$2.

Sunday, December 10, 2000, 7:30 PM. Christmas Music for piano with Carmen Massaro; Patricia Genchi narrates, and audience will sing a few carols. Ridge Road United Church of Christ, 6050 Ridge Road, Parma.

Friday, December 15, 2000, 8:00 PM. Christmas with the Musicians of Old Stone Church. Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Missa Brevis by David Gooding and other Christmas music. David Gooding directs, Eric Wicks plays. Old Stone Church, 91 Public Square. Free

Sunday, December 17, 2000, 1:30 PM. Annual Christmas Concert. St. Paul's Episcopal Church Choir, soloists, instrumental ensemble, Karel Paukert, director; and the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Handbell Choir, Cordetta Valthouser, director. Cleveland Museum of Art.

Sunday, December 17, 2000, 4:00 PM. A Glorious Christmas in Rocky River; a Christmas concert featuring John Rutter's Gloria, presenting the Metro Brass Quartet from CIM. Over 100 voices in combined choirs. Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 21750 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116. 440/333-4888.

Sunday, December 17, 2000, 7:00 PM. . Christmas with the Musicians of Old Stone Church. Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Missa Brevis by David Gooding and other Christmas music. David Gooding directs, Eric Wicks plays. Old Stone Church, 91 Public Square. Free

Sunday, December 17, 2000, 7:00 PM. Lessons and Carols. Choirs, brass and timpani, wassail reception. Forest Hill Church, 3031 Monticello at Lee, Cleveland Heights. Sunday, December 19, 2000, 4:00 PM. A Service of Lessons and Carols. Fairmount Presbyterian Church, 2757 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights.

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