December 2012

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.

  • Barnes and Noble Bookseller, 11112 San Jose Blvd., 32223

    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!
  • Parker Auditorium on the Bartram campus of The Bolles School.
    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)
  • UUCJ

    Sunday, December 2 @ 4pm
    Elizabeth Reed Smith, violin & Scott Watkins, piano

  • Friday Musicale

    Sunday, December 2 @ 5pm
    Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols

    Cathedral Choir
  • St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

    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.
  • Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

    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.
  • Episcopal Church of Our Savior

    Monday, December 3 @ 7pm
    Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series presents Percussionist Matthew Coley

    Weeknight parking fees apply.
  • UNF Recital Hall

    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).
  • Riverside Presbyterian Church

    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
  • MOZART: Trio in Bb Major, K.502
  • PIAZZOLLA: 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Trio No.2, Op.67 Free parking is available. Concertgoers are encouraged to use the Main Street entrance because the Laura Street entrance closes at 7pm.
  • JPL Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

    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!!
  • JU - Terry Concert Hall

    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.
  • Lakewood Presbyterian Church

    Monday, December 10 @ 7pm
    Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Holiday Concert

    Scott Gregg, JSYO Music Director and Principal Conductor
  • Times-Union Center/Jacoby Hall

    Friday, December 10 @ 7:30pm
    Handel's Messiah

    UNF Chamber Singers, Chamber Orchestra, and Student Soloists, Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor. Donations welcome.
  • St. Marks Episcopal Church

  • Saturday, December 15 @ 7pm
    Midnight Clear: Christmas Music with a Twist

    Bob Moore and Tony Steve in concert
  • Episcopal Church of Our Savior

    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.
  • JU - Terry Concert Hall

    Monday, December 31 @ 5pm
    Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

    Sung by the Cathedral choir.
  • St. John's Episcopal Cathedral