In just a month on Christmas Eve morning, hardcore music lovers will be gathering round their radios to hear the annual performance of “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” from King’s College at Cambridge University. It will be already growing dark in England, which adds to the ethereal quality of this event — a tradition which precedes the advent of radio. The concert is heard around the world via the BBC, but we will hear it in Georgia thanks to NPR and GPB.
The next few weeks will be a spectacular time for music. Less than a month away are some of our favorite holiday events, but well before the seasonal music arrives are several non-Christmas-themed concerts, starting with Friday’s concert at Mercer University featuring Monty Cole and the Art of Latin Jazz. On Sunday, the Chorale Society of Middle Georgia will team up with the Mercer Choir for “All Angels Cry Aloud” at Vineville United Methodist Church.
It’s amazing how a few days of cool weather can jolt us into realizing a special time of year is upon us. In addition to our usual abundance of music, theater and film, holiday events will kick-off within days. Believe it or not, the opening event for the Museum of Arts and Sciences’ annual Festival of Trees is set for Nov. 8, followed by a black-tie gala the following night. Even more incredibly, the opening night for the Nutcracker of Middle Georgia is just over a month away.
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