The sounds of the holiday
The music of the season echoes through the region over the next few weeks.
The Chorus of Westerly brings back its Christmas Pops on Dec. 17 and 18, showcasing numbers from “Winter Wonderland” to “O Come, All Ye Faithful” to “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.”
The New London Community Orchestra will give a free holiday concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church in New London.
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is offering something new: a December cabaret series, running Dec. 15-18. It’s programmed by John McDaniel, artistic director of the O’Neill’s Cabaret & Performance Conference, and features vocal luminaries like Liz Callaway and Natalie Douglas.
Cherish the Ladies stage a Celtic Christmas Dec. 1 at the Garde Arts Center.
Mystic Congregational Church Women’s Fellowship present “Carols Through the Ages,” with harpist Faith Leitner, on Dec. 13 at the church in Mystic, and the Westminster Youth String Ensemble performs Dec. 4 at the Westerly Armory.
Chorus of Westerly, 7 p.m. Dec. 17 and 3 and 5:30 p.m. Dec. 18, George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High St., Westerly; $20-$65; chorusofwesterly.org, (401) 596-8663.
The New London Community Orchestra, 3 p.m. Dec. 4, St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 10 Huntington St., New London; free; nlcommunityorchestra.org.
Winter Cabaret Series, Dec. 15-18, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford; $30-$40; theoneill.org/wintercab22.
Cherish the Ladies, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London; $28-$48; (860) 444-7373, gardearts.org.
Westminster Youth String Ensemble, 3 p.m. Dec. 4, Westerly Armory, Railroad Avenue, Westerly; $10, free for kids; bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Jonnycake Center; (401) 596-5225, westminsterstrings.org.
“Carols Through the Ages,” 10 a.m. Dec. 13, Mystic Congregational Church, 43 East Main St., Mystic; free.