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Take in the sounds of the season
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Bach Festival Chorus

Do yourself a huge holiday favor: turn off the all-Christmas all-day radio station and go to two live performances of classical holiday music.

On Dec. 8, the Bach Festival Chorus and the Western Brass Quintet will perform a holiday concert at Stetson Chapel, on the Kalamazoo College campus. The performance begins at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5-$28 and available at kalamazoobachfestival.tix.com.

On Dec. 13, the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra will perform holiday music at 8 p.m. at Chenery Auditorium, 714 S. Westnedge Ave. The program will feature Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Part 1; Tchaikovsky’s Overture from the Nutcracker Suite; and additional holiday favorites. Special guests include the Bach Festival Chorus and Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus. Tickets are $24–$60 and are available at kalamazoosymphony.com.