The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present their annual holiday program Home For the Holidays, on Sunday, December 21st at 3:00 pm at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, in Boardman. The concert will feature many holiday favorites, plus a visit by Santa Claus.
The Wade Raridon Singers present a holiday concert on Sunday, December 21 at 4:00 pm, at the Churchill United Methodist Church, 189 Churchill-Hubbard Road, in Liberty. This chorale group led by Dr. Wade Raridon sings classic sacred music by Mozart, Rutter, Vaughan Williams, and others, along with classic English Carols celebrating the Christmas season. The is free and open to all.
The Wade Raridon Singers present a holiday concert on Sunday, December 14 at 4:00 pm, at Shrine of Our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted, 517 Belle Vista Avenue, in Youngstown. This chorale group led by Dr. Wade Raridon sings classic sacred music by Mozart, Rutter, Vaughan Williams, and others, along with classic English Carols celebrating the Christmas season. The concert is free and open to all.
The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra presents their Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 13th at 8:00 pm. The concert features Jodi Benson. the original voice of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid, as well as performers from the Youngstown Connection, Simple Gifts Interfaith Choir, and Easy Street’s Little Rascals. More information on the Holiday Celebration is available at youngstown-symphony-dot-com or 330-744-0264.
The Warren Civic Music Association present a concert featuring Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., on Tuesday, December 16, at 7:30 pm, at the W.D. Packard Music Hall, in Warren. Formerly lead vocalists for the 5th Dimension, this 7-time Grammy Award winning husband and wife duo are currently celebrating 40 years in the entertainment business with a musical tribute to the hits and productions that have made up their multi-faceted careers. Tickets available by calling 330-399-4885.
The Warren Civic Chorus presents two holiday seasonal performances of George Frideric Handel's Messiah, on Sunday, December 7, 4:00 and 7:00 pm, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 3020 Reeves Road N.E., in Warren.The Warren Civic Chorus is nearly 100 voices strong and will be accompanied by members of the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, with vocal solos by local music professionals. These performances are free and open to all.
The Rust Belt Theater Company, in the Calvin Center, at 755 Mahoning Avenue, just outside of downtown Youngstown, presents the 9th-annual production of How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas, on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6, and December 12 and 13, beginning at 8:00 pm each evening. An off-the-wall retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas is the story of Starrlet O'Hara, a tyrant drag queen who is visited by three ghostly divas on Christmas Eve. Reservation information is available at 330-507-2358.
The Stambaugh Chorus along with the Youngstown Area Community Concert Band will host A Holiday Concert of Giving on Saturday, December 6th, at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium. The concert is free and open to all. Goodwill offerings for this Holiday Concert of Giving will be accepted at the door.
The 54th annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown, will take place January 4, at 1:30 and 4:30 pm. The festival is one of the longest running such festivals in the country. It features the Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival Choir & Brass, bagpipers, drummers, and a cast of approximately 100 St. John’s parishioners dressed in medieval costume. Tickets may be purchased in the church office from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and until noon on Fridays.
WYSU is proud to once again be a Media Sponsor for the First Night Youngstown 2015 Celebration on Wednesday, December 31st from 4 P.M. until Midnight. This event will include family and children's activities, live theatrical and musical entertainment, and two fireworks shows at 9 P.M. and Midnight, with a ball drop at Covelli Center.] Button sale locations and more information about locations and the schedule of events are available at www.firstnightyoungstownoh.com (first night youngstown o h dot com).