Calendar of Free* Classical Concerts in Jacksonville
*Listings of Jacksonville concerts advertised as FREE are compiled chiefly from online calendars. Listed concerts could be subject to change or cancellation, and additional concert listings might be added.
Most venue addresses are given at left.
Saturday, December 1 @ 4-9pm
Barnes and Noble Bookfair Event to Benefit the San Marco Chamber Music Society
Members of SMCMS will be performing at the Barnes and Noble store in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, FL between 4 and 9 PM on December 1st! Please come and listen to the live music while doing your holiday shopping! If you present the cashier with this special voucher or give them the number 10925584, a percentage of your purchase will go to SMCMS! Log in to facebook for more information.
Saturday, December 1 @ 7:30-9pm
Sounds of the Season
The First Coast Wind Ensemble joins with the Don Thompson Chorale to present a festive holiday concert. This 14th annual event features two outstanding community music organizations!
2264 Bartram Road FL, 32207
|Dec. 2 @ 3pm in Orange Park|
Messiah Sing Along
Sunday, December 2 @ 10:15 am
Music for Sunday Morning
UNF Brass Quartet (Diane Reyes, Robert Vandivier, trumpets; Ben DeAngelis, Euphonium; Michael Nunez, Bass Trombone)
Sunday, December 2 @ 4pm
Elizabeth Reed Smith, violin & Scott Watkins, piano
Sunday, December 2 @ 5pm
Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols
Sunday, December 2 @ 6pm
Make We Joy: Songs of the Season
Featuring the Jacksonville University Singers, Men's and Women's Choirs in a festive and varied program drawn from the centuries of choral music for Advent and Christmas,including contemporary works by Morten Lauridsen, Ola Gjeilo and Veljo Tormis, global songs,and Cantata # 140: Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme, by J.S. Bach.
Sunday, December 2 @ 7pm
Advent on the Riverbank
The Parish Choir, accompanied by guest instrumentalists and conducted by Bob Moore, will present an evening of prayer and music designed to help prepare us for the Lord's coming at Christmas. The featured work is Charpentier's "Song of the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ". Following the program, there will be a reception in the Great Hall.
Monday, December 3 @ 7pm
Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Percussionist Matthew Coley
Weeknight parking fees apply.
Wednesday, December 5 @ 12:30pm
Wednesday Happening: Final Concert
Andrew Clarke will play his final Wednesday Happening concert on December 5, beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. As he has done for the past several years, he will improvise on Advent and Christmas hymns, carols and songs, playing both organ and piano. Lunch will follow at 1:00 p.m. in Bittinger Hall and reservations should be made by Monday, December 3 in the church office. Cost: $6 Reservations should be made in the church office (904-355-4585).
Wednesday, December 5 @ 7-8:30pm
Promenade! Art Walk Concert featuring Piano Trios by Mozart, Piazzolla & Shostakovich
MinYoung Cho, violin; Boyan Bonev, cello: & Eun Mi Lee, piano
jplmusic.blogspot.com Free parking is available. Concertgoers are encouraged to use the Main Street entrance because the Laura Street entrance closes at 7pm.
Friday, December 7 @ 7:30pm
JU Orchestra Holiday Concert
Enjoy the classical and the "pops" side of the holidays with this fantastic performance by the JU Orchestra. Featured are music professors Dr. Jay Ivey (voice) and Professor Laura Dwyer (piccolo). Professor Kimberly Beasley leads the sing along as well!! From Corelli and Vivaldi to the rocked out sounds of the TransSiberian Orchestra, come get your Red and Green ON with the JU Orchestra!! Concert is FAMILY FRIENDLY and free/open to the public!!
Sunday, December 9 @ 7pm
Music for Handbells and Organ
Enjoy the sounds of the season with the First Coast Ringers (Jerald Jay, director) and noted organist and pianist Rodney Cleveland.
Monday, December 10 @ 7pm
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert
Scott Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor
Friday, December 10 @ 7:30pm
UNF Chamber Singers, Chamber Orchestra, and Student Soloists, Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor. Donations welcome.
Saturday, December 15 @ 7pm
Midnight Clear: Christmas Music with a Twist
Bob Moore and Tony Steve in concert
Monday, December 17 @ 7:30pm
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Chamber Orchestra Pre-Midwest Concert
A silent auction featuring original pottery by a renowned Florida artist, golf passes, photography sessions, artisan-made goods—and more—will occur before the concert and during intermission for those who wish to do a little holiday shopping. Free, but donations are welcome.
Monday, December 31 @ 5pm
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Sung by the Cathedral choir.