South Charlotte Weekly Arts Beat Nov. 30

Special performance for area nonprofits

Carolina Voices will give a sneak peek performance of their annual “The Singing Christmas Tree” show to a number of area nonprofits.

The choir group will host the special show on Dec. 7 for more than 200 Charlotte nonprofits and up to 2,400 of the people those nonprofits serve. This is the 58th year Carolina Voices has performed its show.

The group needs donations to continue hosting the sneak peek for people in need. Find more information on how to help at www.power2give.org.

20th annual Christmas concert at The Choir School

The Choir School at St. Peter’s will perform a collection of traditional English carol favorites by Harold Darke and Eric Thiman as part of the 20th Anniversary Christmas Concert.

The school’s five combined choirs will perform Dec. 7 and 8, both nights at 7:30 p.m., at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. General admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. Find more information and purchase tickets online at www.thechoirschool.org.

Choruses come together for show

The Gold Standard Chorus and the Queen Charlotte Chorus will come together again this year for a Christmas concert.

This is the eighth year for the show, which will include both choruses and various quartets, with the two choruses eventually joining in an eight-part harmony on songs like “Do You Hear What I Hear?,” “Grown-Up Christmas List,” “O Holy Night” and more.

Performances are Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Sharon Baptist Church, 6411 Sharon Road. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance by calling 704-554-1301.

Bidding ends Dec. 2 on Festival of Trees

The Symphony Guild of Charlotte, which supports the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and music education, will close bidding on 14 special Christmas trees this weekend.

The trees – 3-feet tall, artificial and individually decorated by Charlotte-area designers – can be bid on online until Sunday, Dec. 2. The trees were donated by Peppermint Forest Christmas Shop.

Find more information and see trees included in the auction at the group’s website, www.symphonyguildcharlotte.org/FOT.htm.

Pop-Up Holiday Market arrives soon

Vintage Charlotte is working with The Fillmore for a special holiday market event next month.

The event, on Dec. 8, will include more than 60 vendors of vintage, antique and handmade goods including housewares, furniture, décor,

clothing, jewelry and more. The first event of this kind, held during the summer, saw more than 850 people attend.

There’s no cost to attend, though people can get in early for a $5 “early bird” admission an hour before the general public can enter at 10 a.m. Find more information at the group’s Facebook.com page, www.facebook.com/vintagecharlotte.

The Fillmore is located at 1000 N.C. Music Factory Blvd.

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