Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit faster than music and this weekend offers some wonderful options. Today at 2:00 p.m. head to the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church at 215 Richmond Road for the Virginia Choral Society‘s Family Festival of Carols. They’ll perform contemporary seasonal music and traditional Christmas carols. Tickets are $18 at the door ($15 for mil/sr/stu).
This evening, enjoy acoustic sounds of the season at Lana Puckett and Kim Person’s Christmas Show at 7:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Regional Library. You can hear Kim Person‘s lyrical voice on her web site. The concert will feature original and traditional songs from the duo’s Christmas CD releases ”At Christmas the Heart Goes Home” and “The Gift of Christmas.” I’ve never been disappointed by groups in the Dewey Decibel series at the library.
Tomorrow, opera fans will love the Williamsburg Choral Guild’s free presentation of Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one-act opera by Gian Carol Menotti, sung in English. It tells the story of a poor shepherd boy’s meeting with the three kings and the miraculous healing of his lame leg when he gives his crutch to the kings as a gift for the baby Jesus. No tickets required; if you care to take a canned or non-perishable food item, it will be give to Fish or Grove Christian Outreach.Performances are Sunday, December 11, 2011, 2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4897 Longhill Road.