DECEMBER 2016




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.

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Thursday, December 1 @ 2pm
Flute Master Class with Eugenia Zuckerman

Rhonda Cassano, coordinator
* UNF - Recital Hall (WEEKDAY PARKING RATES APPLY)

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

The audience gets to vote for their favorite performance of the evening! Come ready to vote!
* UNF - Recital Hall (WEEKDAY PARKING RATES APPLY)

Thursday, December 1 @ 7:30pm
Honors Recital

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, December 2 @ 11am & 7:30pm
Friday Musicale: Francesca dePasquale, violin & David Kaplan, piano

Join us for a winter-themed concert including Schnittke's Silent Night and works such as Vivaldi's "Winter" from the Four Seasons and Prokofiev's Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 2 in D major.
Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.
* Friday Musicale

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

Join R. Hugh Patterson and the Don Thompson Chorale as they once again join Artie Clifton and the First Coast Wind Symphony for their 18th annual joint holiday concert.
* Arlington Baptist Church (6009 Arlington Rd, 32211)

Friday, December 2 @ 7:30pm
Beaches Fine Arts Series: Eugenia Zukerman & Manhattan Piano Trio

* St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church

Friday, December 2 @ 7:30pm
Student Chamber Music Recital

Dr. Erin Bennett, coordinator
* UNF - Recital Hall

Friday, December 2 @ 7:30pm
Student New Music

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Friday, December 2 @ 7pm
"Eat, Drink & Sing Merrily!"

The Heritage Singers of Jacksonville under the direction of Michael Dell.
* City Rescue Mission (426 McDuff Ave S, 32254)

Saturday, December 3 @ 4pm
Handel’s Messiah

The performing of Handel’s Messiah has become a beloved tradition around Christmas time. This free concert will feature the Chamber Singers from the University of North Florida, a small, auditioned group of college students led by Dr. Cara Tasher, accompanied the Lawson Ensemble. In addition to the Christmas section, the choir will perform excerpts from the Passion and Resurrection sections as well, offering a more complete Messiah.
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Sunday, December 4 @ 3pm
"Eat, Drink & Sing Merrily!"

The Heritage Singers of Jacksonville under the direction of Michael Dell.
* South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church (2137 Hendricks Ave, 32207)

Sunday, December 4 @ 3pm
Wind Ensemble Holiday Concert

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, December 4 @ 5pm
A Festival of Advent and Christmas Music

Choirs, Soloists, and Hand bells celebrate the Season.
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, December 6 @ 12noon
The Vivace Trio

The group consists of two flutes, voice, and piano! Hope to see you there!
* Mayo Clinic- Cannaday Building/Kinne Auditorium (4500 San Pablo Rd.S. 32224)

Wednesday, December 7 @ 12noon
Music at Noon

Andy Clarke will be performing improvisations on the piano and organ. You don't want to miss this! The concert is followed by lunch in Bittinger Hall
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, December 7 @ 7:30pm
"Eat, Drink & Sing Merrily!"

The Heritage Singers of Jacksonville under the direction of Michael Dell.
* Geneva Presbyterian Church (1755 State Rd 13, 32259)

Thursday, December 8 @ 7pm
"Eat, Drink & Sing Merrily!"

The Heritage Singers of Jacksonville under the direction of Michael Dell.
* First Christian Church, Mandarin (11924 San Jose Blvd. 32250)

Friday, December 9 @ 7:30pm
Orchestra Holiday Concert

* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Saturday, December 10 @ 7:30pm
Make We Joy: Songs of the Season

The JU Choirs and Brass
* JU - Terry Concert Hall

Sunday, December 11 @ 8:30am & 12noon
Winter's Grace, a Cantata

Come and here our choir perform the cantata at both worship services. We are truly blessed to have such voices in our choir!
* Lakewood Presbyterian Church

Sunday, December 11 @ 3pm
Intermezzo Sunday Concerts with The Heritage Singers of Jacksonville

"Eat, Drink & Sing Merrily!" - Holiday music under the direction of Michael Dell.
* JPL - Main Library, Hicks Auditorium

Sunday, December 11 @ 3pm
"What Sweeter Music" Holiday Concert

The Don Thompson Chorale, R. Hugh Patterson, director
* Jacksonville Heights Baptist Church (6730 Ricker Rd, 32244)

Sunday, December 11 @ 5pm
Civic Orchestra Winter Concert

Join us for a fun, festive musical journey during our "Cultural Snapshots” performance with music from Fiddler On the Roof, Nutcracker, Sibelius’s Karelia Suite, Chabrier’s EspaƱa, and Walton’s Crown Imperial. Please join us for a post--concert reception where you can mingle with friends and family, meet the musicians of this newly formed orchestra and see the featured photography of our Civic Orchestra Artist in Residence, Maddie Hamrick.
* Jacksonville Jewish Center (3662 Crown Point Rd, 32257)

Sunday, December 11 @ 6pm
Make We Joy: Songs of the Season

The JU Choirs and Brass
* All Saints Episcopal Church

Wednesday, December 14 @ 6pm
Lessons & Carols

Join us for this very meaningful celebration of the season. Lessons and Carols is a lovely, candlelight service, led by our Choir and Choristers, featuring beautiful readings, carols, and other music that retell the wonderful Christmas story from Genesis through the Word made flesh and beyond. Nursery provided.
* St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Sunday, December 18 @ 11am
Lessons and Carols (during worship)

* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Sunday, December 18 @ 3pm
Friday Musicale Scholarship Laureates

Doors open 30 minutes in advance of concert.
* Friday Musicale

Saturday, December 24 @ 8pm
Christmas Meditations

Prelude to 8:30 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
* Riverside Presbyterian Church

Saturday, December 31 @ 5pm
Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

* Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral


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