Free Jacksonville Concerts scheduled for December, 2011

(Most venue addresses are given at left)

Thursday, December 1, 2011 @7:30pm
Debussy Piano Play-Off

Vote for your favorite Debussy prelude performance!
Winners will perform at UNF’s Pianopalooza in March.
UNF Fine Arts Center, Recital Hall

Thursday, December 1, 2011 @7:30pm

Come start your holiday celebrations with an evening of orchestral and choral music of the holiday season, including a performance of the Christmas portion of George F. Handel’s immortal masterwork, Messiah, featuring the JU Orchestra, University Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Choruses.
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, December 2, 2011 @ 11am
Christmas Concert by the Friday Musicale Chorus

The Friday Musicale Chorus is comprised of members of the organization committed to the art or choral singing.
Friday Musicale

Friday, December 2, 2011 @7:30pm
Sounds of the Season

Celebrate the season with the First Coast Wind Ensemble and the Don Thompson Chorale in this popular annual concert of holiday favorites!
JU - Terry Concert Hall

Saturday, December 3, 2011 @ 2pm
6th Annual UNF Feast of Carols with Jacksonville SINGS!

Mike Buresh and the Salvation Army: Featuring UNF Brass Ensemble, Choral Ensembles from UNF, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, Fletcher High School, Bartram Trail High School, First Coast High School, and Others
Dr. Cara Tasher, UNF Director of Choral Activities. Free Admission, Free Hot Beverages and Snacks, and Pictures with Santa.
UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall

Sunday, December 4, 2011 @ 8:45am & 11am
Lessons and Carols

Join us for all the festive seasonal music led by the choirs and the great lessons read by members of the community.
The event is a worship service and is free.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Sunday, December 4, 2011 @4pm
Ritz Chamber Players Artists Recital Series - Leon Bates, Piano

Friday Musicale

Sunday, December 4, 2011 @6pm
Chamber Music Society of Good Shepherd

  • Handel's Messiah (Christmas portion)
    JU Chorus & Orchestra Timothy Snyder & Marguerite Richardson, directors
    Kimberly Beasley, soprano; Brittnee Siemon, mezzo-soprano Shannon Gallier, tenor; Bobb Robinson, baritone
  • Telemann: Viola Concerto Peter Dutilly, viola
  • Vivaldi: 'Winter' violin concerto from 'The Seasons' Ronald Samuel Lagarde, violin
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos Joseph Engel & Shannon Lockwood, cellos
    Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011 @7:30pm
    Symphonic Band Concert

    FSCJ Wilson Center

    Friday, December 9, 2011 @ 7:30pm
    Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Concert

    Shawn Barat, DASOTA Wind Symphony, conductor
    Update [from UNF]: This event was listed as $10 on the print calendar, but it is actually Free Admission for all.
    UNF - Lazzara Performance Hall

    Sunday, December 11, 2011 @2:30pm
    Intermezzo Sunday Concert with the Sterling Brass

    Holiday Favorites and Year-round Classics, for brass quintet.
    Main Library - Hicks Auditorium

    Monday, December 12, 2012 @7pm
    Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra FREE Holiday Concert

    Scott C. Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor
    Celebrate the season with the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra, spreading the joy of music with a selection of holiday favorites.
    Times-Union Center/Jacoby Hall

    Friday, December 16, 2011 @7:30pm
    Organ Recital, with Steven Woodell

    Mr. Woodell is Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Rome, Georgia.
    The recital will include Variations Sur un Nöel by Marcel Dupré. Reception to follow.
    St. John's Cathedral

    Sunday, December 18, 2011 @3pm
    The Heritage Singers of Jacksonville in Concert

    Join The Heritage Singers for an afternoon of holiday music.
    Nursery will be provided. A freewill offering will be a taken. A reception will follow.
    The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour
    12236 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223

    Sunday, December 18, 2011 @4pm
    Beaches Fine Arts Series: Anthony and Beard Holiday Program

    Ryan Anthony, first chair trumpet of Dallas Symphony, and Gary Beard, consummate organist, produce "heavenly sounds."
    St. Paul’s By The Sea Episcopal Church

    Monday, December 19, 2011 @2pm
    Guitarist Jeffrey Bianchi

    A free concert of classical guitar music and holiday favorites.
    Pablo Creek Regional Library
    13295 Beach Blvd

    Monday, December 19, 2011 @7pm
    Guitarist Jeffrey Bianchi

    A free concert of classical guitar music and holiday favorites.
    Webb Wesconnett Regional Library
    6887 103rd Street

    Tuesday, 12/20 @ 5:30pm
    Guitarist Jeffrey Bianchi

    A free concert of classical guitar music and holiday favorites.
    Murray Hill Branch Library
    918 Edgewood Avenue S.

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 @12Noon
    Music@Main: Guitarist Jeffrey Bianchi

    A free lunch-time concert of classical guitar music and holiday favorites.
    Main Library - Zimmerman Overlook.

    Thursday, December 22, 2011 @ 11:30am
    Guitarist Jeffrey Bianchi

    A free concert of classical guitar music and holiday favorites.
    San Marco Branch Library
    1513 LaSalle Street

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 @7:30pm
    Scholarship Laureates In Concert

    Friday Musicale