It’s that time of year when choirs kick into high gear with songs of the season, both religious and popular. As is the tradition, many choral events are participatory.
For the 35th year, the Grammy Award-winning male choir performs a joyful Christmas show.
Sacred and secular tunes from Slavic, Baltic, Balkan, Jewish and Bosnian-Muslim traditions make up women’s vocal ensemble KITKA’s diverse holiday music program.
Songs of the Season
Donna Sachet’s popular holiday cabaret show is now in its 20th year, benefiting the AIDS Emergency Fund.
GLIDE Annual Holiday Festival/Jam
“Doin’ Good,” the Tenderloin charity’s 2012 holiday show, stars POPLYFE, Eion Harrington, the GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band and surprise guests.
Help is on the Way for the Holidays
The annual benefit for the Richmond/ERMET Aids Foundation features touring casts of “The Book of Mormon” and “The Lion King,” Mary Wilson, Tim Hockenberry, Bruce Vilanch, Paula West, Spencer Day and Connie Champagne.
Colors of Christmas
Soulful singers Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., James Ingram and Stephanie Mills appear at the San Francisco Symphony’s annual holiday pops event.
Songs of Kwanzaa
Musician Q.B. Williams hosts a participatory family show that includes Kwanzaa history, singing and playing instruments, and a craft project: handmade Kwanzaa cards embedded with seeds for planting.
California Pops Orchestra
“Pops Home for the Holidays,” features Pierce Brandt & the Honeybee Trio playing seasonal favorites and leading a singalong for all ages.