While radio stations have been playing commercials with Christmas Music in the background, and at least one Milwaukee radio station is playing full-time Holiday music, the community music groups are preparing for their second concert of the season. There are two concerts coming up that look very good.
The first is Saturday December 7 at 8 PM. The Concord Chamber Orchestra will perform Hearts at the Basilica of St. Josephat, on 6th and Lincoln on Milwaukee's South Side. Music Director Jamin Hoffman chose the name based on the concert theme for the annual choral spectacular "to celebrate both romance and the love that warms our hearts during the Christmas season!"
The concert includes music by Humperdinck, Mendelssohn, and Bach, and features the UW-Parkside Choirs, conducted by Dr. James Kinchen. A wonderful way to begin the celebration of the season! Tickets can be ordered from the web site or purchased at the door.
The second concert is the next afternoon, Sunday December 8 at 3 PM in the Hamilton Fine Arts Center in Sussex. The Menomonee Falls Symphony will be joined by the adult and children choirs of Peace Lutheran Church and Academy in Caroling for Christmas. Unfortunately, I do not have details of the program. As with the previous concert, tickets can be ordered from the web site or purchased at the door.