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A Great Weekend of Music

Holiday Season Means Music and More for All

If you're looking for a way to kick your holiday celebration into gear, whatever it may be, there seems to be something for everyone in Columbus this weekend. Dec. 9-11  ProMusica Chamber Orchestra offers it's annual Messiah Sing-A-Long at the Southern Theatre Friday, then Seasonal Surprises with guest conductor Teddy Abrams Saturday at the Pontifical College and Sunday at the Southern.  promusicacolumbus.org Dec. 9-24  BalletMet offers the highly entertaining version of The Nutcracker as conceived in the fertile minds of Artistic Director Gerard Charles and the indescribable Robert Post.  Matt Lauer of the TODAY Show said, "I like him because he's insane...completely insane."  balletmet.org Dec. 9-11  Columbus Gay Men's Chorus raises their voices in song for three nights in Joy! Home is Where the Hearth is at King Avenue United Methodist Church.  cgmc.com Dec. 9-10, 16-18  The Ohio Historical Society invites you to Ohio Village this holiday season to experience the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas inspired by the colorful tales of Charles Dickens.  ohiohistory.org Dec. 11  First Community Church Chancel Choir, Chamber Singers, and Orchestra-Carols for Christmas.  Ronald A. Jenkins conducts music of Bach, Telemann, and much more, including audience carol singing.   Members of the Columbus Symphony join the musicians of First Community for this candlelight tradition.  fcchurch.com Dec. 11  Magpie Consort-A Winter's Rose. Music of roses and winter and the holidays featuring works by William Billings, Robert Schumann, Michael Praetorius, and William Byrd among others, including Gregory Rose's Five Spanish Carols and Morten Lauridsen's Rose Songs - Les Chansons des Roses.  magpieconsort.org