December 2013

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.

Sunday, December 1 @ 5pm
Advent Procession of Lessons & Carols

The Cathedral Choir singing music by Palestrina, Britten, Willan and Adams
St. John's Episcopal Cathedral

Sunday, December 1 @ 7pm
Church of Our Savior Christmas Concert
 Enjoy the sounds of the season performed by Church of Our Savior choir and music team. Free community concert in the historic Beaches Museum Chapel.Festive dessert reception following.
Beaches Museum Chapel, 505 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Monday, December 2 @ 7:30pm
The Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Series presents Violinist Ara Gregorian and Pianist Thomas Sauer
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, coordinator
Free admission Get E-tickets
UNF - Recital Hall

Tuesday, December 3 @ 7pm
Christ Is the Day, a Advent song cycle for choir, soloists and instruments by Bob Moore.
Premiere performance.
The Episcopal Church of Our Saviour

Tuesday, December 3 @ 7pm
Tuesday Serenade, with cellist Dr. Boyan Bonev
Please join us on Tuesday, December 3, at 7 p.m., when Jacksonville Public Library will host a free recital featuring cellist Boyan Bonev , a faculty artist from the University of West Florida.  Making his fifth Music @ Main appearance, Dr. Bonev will perform virtuoso works for unaccompanied cello by J.S. Bach, Dimitar Tapkoff, Georg Philipp Telemann, and PetarChristoskov.
JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Tuesday, December 3 @ 7:30pm
Piano Play-Off: Chopin
This year's Piano Play-off features students from the studios of Dr. Gary Smart and Dr. Erin Bennett in a program of Chopin Nocturnes. Audience members will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite Nocturne performance! This performance is free and open to the public. Get E-tickets
UNF  - Recital Hall

Wednesday, December 4 @ 5:30pm
Music of the Season with St. Johns River City Band Brass Quartet
Join the St. Johns River City Band Brass Quartet for a holiday concert. Don't miss this great opportunity to enjoy Christmas music with the whole family! The concert will last approximately one hour.
JPL - Main Library / Hicks Auditorium

Thursday, December 5 @ 7pm
Sound Effects
Sound Effects returns with pianist Jihye Chang this December. Join us for a fun and informal concert and engage in a dialogue with the performers. This unique opportunity is appropriate for all tastes and ages. Our previous concert sold out so please RSVP to reserve your seat! Reception with cash bar following the performance. Free and open to the public.
MOCA Jax, 333 N. Laura St., 32202

Thursday, December 5 @ 7pm
Handel's Messiah
UNF Chorale and Orchestra, Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral activities, Dr. Simon Shiao, director
Ponte Vedra Concert Hall: 1050 A1A North – 7 p.m.

Friday, December 6 @  11am
Friday Musicale Chorus
Michael Dell, Director
Friday Musicale

Friday, December 6 @ 7:30pm 
Beaches Fine Arts Series: Calmus
"Nothing short of remarkable...they, quite simply, bring whatever they sing to glorious life ." (Deseret Morning News) described a concert by Calmus, the First Prize Winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. This German ensemble will bring their glorious holiday program to the Series.
St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church 

Saturday, December 7 @  9am
Outstanding Young Pianists Competition
Friday Musicale

Saturday, December 7 @ 7:30pm
Make We Joy: Songs of the Season
A Jacksonville holiday tradition not to be missed! Featuring the University Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Choirs in a spirited program of seasonal music spanning the centuries and the globe.
JU - Sam Marks Chapel

Sunday, December 8 @ 3pm (rehearsal at 1:30pm)
Handel's Messiah Sing-along
Jacksonville Masterworks Chorale; bring your own score
Island View Baptist Church
900 Park Ave Orange Park, Florida 32073

Sunday, December 8 @ 6pm
Jacksonville University Chorale in concert
Featuring the University Singers and the Men’s and Women’s Choirs in a spirited program of seasonal music spanning the centuries and the globe.
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

Monday, December 9 @ 7pm
Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Free Holiday Concert
Scott C. Gregg, conductor
Times-Union Center Jacoby Hall, 303 W. Water St. 32202

Sunday, December 15 @ 8:30am & 11am
Saint-Saens Christmas Oratorio
Rodney Cleveland leads the LPC Chancel Choir with guest soloists and orchestra in a special presentation Sunday morning at 8:30 & 11:00. Please join us as we worship to the music of Camille Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio.
Lakewood Presbyterian Church

Sunday, December 15 @ 5:45pm
Luminaria Carol Sing-along

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

Wednesday, December 18 @ 6pm 
A Festival of Lessons and Carols
The St. Mark’s choirs will lead a beautiful festival service of Lessons and Carols. This is a candlelight service featuring a series of readings that tell the Christmas story interspersed with carols and other choral and instrumental works that highlight the story. Free and open to the public.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Sunday, December 29 @  3pm
Friday Musicale Scholarship Laureates
Allison Watkins, flute; Likai He, violin; Andrew Callahan, piano; Mitchell Kuhn, oboe
Friday Musicale