Choral concerts, ‘Nutcracker’ among holiday festivities |

Choral concerts, ‘Nutcracker’ among holiday festivities

Members of a 95-member chorus will perform a holiday concert Dec. 13 to Dec. 15 at the Music in the Mountain's Holiday Choral concerts.
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Seats are still available for Music in the Mountains’ Holiday Choral Concerts from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15.

These annual concerts, which always sell out, will be in the Amaral Family Festival Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

Under the direction of Ken Hardin, the Holiday Choral Concerts are performed by a 95-member chorus and Festival Orchestra members.

The chorus will perform “There Shall A Star Come Out of Jacob” from Mendelssohn’s oratorio Christus, “Amahl and the Night Visitors, What Child is This” (Greensleeves traditional melody), “Here We Come A-Wassailing” and other traditional songs.

The concert will conclude with “Silent Night” by Austrian composer-organist Franz Gruber, who wrote the celebrated song on Christmas Eve of 1818.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Dec. 13 and Dec. 14; and 3 p.m. Dec. 15. Tickets are $18 to $26 for adults, and $9 to $13 for children under 18.

For tickets, call 265-6124, 800-218-2188 or visit the Web at http://www.musicinthe or the MIM box office between noon and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 530 Searls Ave., Nevada City.

Some seats may be available at the door due to ticket-holders forfeiting their tickets shortly before the performance.

The fairgrounds is at 11228 McCourtney Road.

The 22nd annual “Nutcracker” presented by Nelda & Lennie’s Dance Studio will be at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12, Dec. 13, Dec. 14, Dec. 19, Dec. 20 and Dec. 21; and also at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Dec. 15, Dec. 21 and Dec. 22.

Several of the dancers who appeared in the dance studio’s first performance of “Nutcracker” return this year to the City Centre Playhouse.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8.50 for seniors and $5 for children under 10.

The City Centre Playhouse is at 127 Bank St., Grass Valley.

Tickets are at 49er Family Fun Park or by calling 273-2730.

– Carol Feineman

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