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    There's a full slate of holiday-themed music events happening around Louisville, including many children's events. Enjoy classics like Handel's Messiah, holiday pops concerts, musicals, and of course, Louisville Ballet's Nutcracker.
    Bourbon Baroque 
    Handel's "Messiah"
    St Brigid Catholic Church, 1520 Hepburn Ave
    When: Nov. 28 at 7 PM & Nov. 29 at 3 PM 
    Tickets: $40 adult/$20 students 
    "Jack Frost Saves Christmas"
    Derby Dinner Playhouse 
    525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN
    When: Nov. 21, 27, 28 & DEC. 5, 12, 19, 21
    Program: Follow Jack on his adventures in Christmas town as he discovers his special icy talents and manages to save Christmas! Santa will be at every performance.
    Tickets: $16 - $21: call 812-288-8281 
    Derby Dinner Playhouse 
    525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN
    When: Nov. 10 - Dec. 31
    Program: Based on the popular movie, this timeless classic is full of dancing, laughter, and some of the best songs ever written.
    Tickets: $37 - $46: call 812-288-8281 
    The Brown-Forman Nutcracker
    Louisville Ballet 
    Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 W Main, Whitney Hall
    When: Dec. 12 - 20 with 1:30 and 7:30 PM performances (check event calendar)
    Program: Classic ballet, composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Sugar Plum Party before each matinee performance of the Brown-Forman Nutcracker. Tickets are $20 per person and includes sandwich platters, chips, sweets table with choice of milk or juice, photos with cast members, special art projects, and a sing-along.
    Songs of Christmas Night
    Louisville Chamber Choir, Artistic Director Kent Hatteberg
    Saint Paul UMC, 2000 Douglass Blvd
    When: December 19 at 7:30 PM
    Program: Second annual Christmas Concert at Saint Paul UMC, featuring a mixt of familiar carols, new music, and a chance for you to join your voice with the LCC.
    Tickets: $20  adults $15 seniors $10 students, call 502-690-5197 for information
    The Louisville Chorus, Music Director Daniel Spurlock
    St. Mary's Catholic Church, 415 East 8th Street, New Albany, IN
    When: Dec. 5 at 6 PM 
    Program: Joined by members of the Louisville Philharmonia
    Tickets: General Admission $20, Senior $15, Student $5
    Christmas at Immaculate Conception
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 502 North 5th Street, LaGrange, KY
    When: Dec. 6 at 4 PM  
    Program: Carols of the Nativity with Julianna Horton, Organ
    Tickets: General Admission $20, Senior $15, Student $5
    Christmas at St. Brigid
    St Brigid Catholic Church, 1520 Hepburn Ave
    When: Dec 13  at 4 PM
    Program: Carols of the Nativity with Julianna Horton, Organ
    Tickets: General Admission $20, Senior $15, Student $5 
    A Louisville Chorus Christmas
    Center for Rural Development, 2292 South Highway 27, Somerset, KY
    When: Dec. 18 at 7:30 PM
    Program: Nativity Carols & Holiday Gems
    Tickets: Call 606-677-6000 for information.

    Louisville Orchestra's "Messiah" 
    Dec. 4: Cathedral of the Assumption, 443 S Fifth St at 7:30 PM
    Dec. 5: Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Rd at 7:30 PM
    Program: Louisville Orchestra joined by Louisville Chamber Choir
    Tickets: $30 
    Home for the Holidays 
    Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway
    When: Dec. 5 at 11 AM
    Program: Jason Seber conducts the orchestra playing holiday favorites, joined by the Louisville Youth Choir. 
    Tickets: general admission $15
    MercyMe + The Louisville Orchestra 
    The Palace, 625 S. 4th Street
    When: Dec. 10 at 8 PM
    Program: The Louisville orchestra plays with the Texas-based Christian rock band in a holiday concert.
    Tickets: $20-$75 

    Louisville Philharmonia
    Beargrass Christian Church, 4100 Shelbyville Road, Louisville
    When: Dec. 4  at 7:30 PM and Dec. 5 at 1:30 PM
    Program: "The Angels Danced on Christmas Day" (world premiere by Paul Rom); Tchaikovsky, Selections from "The Nutcracker" plus Christmas and Holiday favorites
    Tickets: Free!

    Kentucky Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"
    Bomhard Theater, 501 W Main St.
    When: Jan. 5 -10, matinee & evening performances
    Program: Shakespeare's classic comedy
    Tickets: $20 

    "Nutcracker in a Nutshell"
    The Palace, 625 S. 4th Street
    When: Dec. 5 at 2 & 7:30 PM
    Program: A shorter, family-friendly version of the ballet classic.
    Tickets: $20 (children 18 and younger $12.50 with adult purchase) 
    StageOne Family Theatre 
    Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 W Main, Bomhard Theater
    When: Dec. 5 - 19, 1:30, 2 PM, & 7 PM shows
    Program: The Christmas-themed musical adventures of Frog and Toad, based on Arnold Lobel stories.
    Tickets: $20 
    "Clara's Dream"
    University of Louisville School of Music 
    Comstock Concert Hall, 2301 S 3rd St
    When: Dec. 4 & 5 at 7 PM, Dec. 5 at 3 PM, Dec. 6 at 2 PM
    Program: University Dance Theatre presents Clara's Dream based on Tchaikovsky's classic Nutcracker.
    Tickets: Call 502-852-6878 for ticket information. $15 for general admission, $10 for children under 13 for seniors over 65
    Caroling Along Frankfort Ave with the Louisville Gay Men's Chorus
    Voices of Kentuckiana, Artistic Director Jeff Buhrman
    Meet at Margaret's Consignment, 2700 Frankfort Ave
    When: 6:30 PM
    Free and open to the public. All welcome, songbooks provided.
    A Sassy Brassy Bourbon Christmas
    Clifton Centerís Eifler Theatre, 2117 Payne St
    When: Dec. 12 at 7:30 PM & Dec. 13 at 4 PM
    Program: Louisville Brass Quintet and vocal performance of holiday music.
    Tickets: $15 
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