Thursday, Dec. 13
Celebrate the Arts Night at Champlain Valley Union (CVU) High School in Hinesburg from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a visual arts show of over 450 pieces created by students currently enrolled in CVU arts courses and from around the district, with work on display from Allen Brook, Williston Central, Shelburne Community, Hinesburg Elementary and Charlotte Central schools. Also on view will be practical art work made by technology education students, and fashion by basic clothing construction and fashion design students. Business students will share information about their collaboration with the Vermont Haiti Project and their upcoming trip to Haiti. Also you will be able to learn about and purchase advanced tickets for their annual Family Formal, benefiting Make-A-Wish Vermont.  Send an email for more information.

Friday, Dec. 14
Carols of Many Lands at 6:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Road, Charlotte. All are welcome for this fun family sing-along. We will sing favorite carols from Russia, Poland, Spain, Austria, Germany and the U.S.  Bring your friends and neighbors for this wonderful event as we sing for peace and good spirits around the world. After the sing-along, join us for some holiday goodies.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14, 15 and 16
Solaris Vocal Ensemble Holiday Concerts in three venues: Waterbury, Charlotte and Burlington. The choral ensemble, led by Artistic Director Dr. Dawn O. Willis, will be joined by a guest instrumentalist, Grammy-nominated, Vermont-based flutist Karen Kevra. Solaris also hosts, in its Waterbury concert, Harwood Union High School honors choir I Cantori. The concerts will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Waterbury Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m.; on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Charlotte Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington at 3:00p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students, infants under one year free. Tickets can be purchased at the Flynn Theatre Box Office or at the door. Visit the Solaris website for more information and to purchase tickets. Solaris Vocal Ensemble is a Vermont-based chamber choir of mixed voices dedicated to creating exciting and meaningful performances of outstanding choral repertoire. 

Saturday, Dec. 15
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops at 7:30 p.m., Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington. José Daniel Flores-Caraballo leads the orchestra and chorus in a festive program that ranges from an a cappella version of “Jingle Bells” to the blockbuster “Many Moods of Christmas.” We pay tribute to the late, great Robert De Cormier with three of his iconic arrangements and present the Vermont premiere of a sweet ballad, “Little Tree,” by Steve Murray. Never fear, the audience has a role to play…. And, of course, Holiday Pops can’t officially ring in the season without “Sleigh Ride.” Join us for the celebration! More information at the Vermont Symphony website.

Sunday, Dec. 16
Over 200 Vermont Youth Orchestra Association (VYOA) musicians come together for OrchestraPalooza at 4:00 p.m.at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. A family favorite, this annual tradition showcases the talents of our region’s aspiring musicians. Players from our youngest string orchestra up through our flagship and most advanced ensemble perform a variety of masterpieces, including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, and more. All performers take the stage together for a rousing finale, a highlight for audience and artist alike! For more information, call (802) 655-5030 or visit the VYO website.

Thursday, Dec. 13
Celebrate the Arts Night
at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg from 6 to7:30 p.m. Enjoy a visual arts show of over 450 pieces created by students currently enrolled in CVU arts courses and from around the district, with work on display from Allen Brook, Williston Central, Shelburne Community, Hinesburg Elementary and Charlotte Central schools. Also on view will be practical art work made by technology education students, and fashion by basic clothing construction and fashion design students. Business students will share information about their collaboration with the Vermont Haiti Project and their upcoming trip to Haiti. Also you will be able to learn about and purchase advanced tickets for their annual Family Formal, benefiting Make-A-Wish Vermont.  Send an email for more information.

Friday, Dec. 14
Carols of Many Lands at 6:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Congregational Church, 403 Church Hill Road, Charlotte. All are welcome for this fun family sing-along. We will sing favorite carols from Russia, Poland, Spain, Austria, Germany and the U.S.  Bring your friends and neighbors for this wonderful event as we sing for peace and good spirits around the world. After the sing-along, join us for some holiday goodies.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14, 15 and 16
Solaris Vocal Ensemble Holiday Concerts in three venues: Waterbury, Charlotte and Burlington. The choral ensemble, led by Artistic Director Dr. Dawn O. Willis, will be joined by a guest instrumentalist, Grammy-nominated, Vermont-based flutist Karen Kevra. Solaris also hosts, in its Waterbury concert, Harwood Union High School honors choir I Cantori. The concerts will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, at the Waterbury Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m.; on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Charlotte Congregational Church at 7:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the College Street Congregational Church in Burlington at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students, infants under one year free. Tickets can be purchased at the Flynn Theatre Box Office or at the door. Visit the Solaris website for more information and to purchase tickets. Solaris Vocal Ensemble is a Vermont-based chamber choir of mixed voices dedicated to creating exciting and meaningful performances of outstanding choral repertoire. 

Saturday, Dec. 15
Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops at7:30 p.m., Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington. José Daniel Flores-Caraballo leads the orchestra and chorus in a festive program that ranges from an a cappella version of “Jingle Bells” to the blockbuster “Many Moods of Christmas.” We pay tribute to the late, great Robert De Cormier with three of his iconic arrangements and present the Vermont premiere of a sweet ballad, “Little Tree,” by Steve Murray. Never fear, the audience has a role to play…. And, of course, Holiday Pops can’t officially ring in the season without “Sleigh Ride.” Join us for the celebration! More information at the Vermont Symphony website.

Sunday, Dec. 16
Over 200 Vermont Youth Orchestra Association (VYOA) musicians come together for OrchestraPalooza at 4:00 p.m.at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. A family favorite, this annual tradition showcases the talents of our region’s aspiring musicians. Players from our youngest string orchestra up through our flagship and most advanced ensemble perform a variety of masterpieces, including works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Dvořák, and more. All performers take the stage together for a rousing finale, a highlight for audience and artist alike! For more information, call (802) 655-5030 or visit the VYO website.