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The American Boychoir 3:00 pm
The American Boychoir @ R.L. Heminger Auditorium
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm
The Blanchard Valley Health System Entertainment Series presents American Boychoir. Celebrate the sounds of the season with one of the most recognized youth ensembles in the nation. The show is 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 at the R.L. Heminger Auditorium in Findlay High School, located at 1200 Broad Ave. in Findlay. Under the direction of Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, boys in fourth through eighth grades come from across the country and around the world to pursue a rigorous musical and academic curriculum at The American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey. Celebrating the 75-year history as America’s premier concert boys’ choir, The American Boychoir has long been recognized as one of the finest musical ensembles in the country. Capitalizing on its trademark blend of musical sophistication, spirited presentation, and ensemble virtuosity, the Boychoir performs regularly with world-class ensembles, including The New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Boston Symphony. Opening for American Boychoir with a selection of holiday favorites is the Hancock County Children’s Choir. The choir is a community-based, treble-voice children’s chorus, open to all children in second through sixth grades in the Hancock County area. The choir’s mission is to provide an enrichment experience for children who have a talent and interest in singing. Through their participation in the choir, children gain a greater understanding of how to use their voices in song, sing musically, participate in various musical experiences and have the opportunity to create friendships with others who share their interest in music. The choir, part of the Arts Partnership’s Education Program, is under the direction of Celia Stockton and accompanied by Bev Roby. Tickets can be purchased through the Arts Partnership. Presale tickets for adults are $20. Presale tickets and tickets at the door for seniors and students are $15. Adult tickets at the door are $25. To purchase tickets, call the Arts Partnership at 419-422-4624, visit, or visit the box office located at 618 Main St. in Findlay. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
UF Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert 3:00 pm
UF Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Christmas Concert @ Van Buren High School Auditorium
Dec 6 @ 3:00 pm
The University of Findlay Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble will join to present their annual Christmas concert at Van Buren High School’s auditorium at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Admission is free but tickets are required for the event. They can be reserved by calling the university box office at 419-434-5335 or at the door. Under the direction of Jack Taylor, professor of music and director of bands at the university, the bands will perform a concert entitled “Mediterranean Cruise — Holiday Style.” The performance will feature holiday songs from France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Africa and other nations. The concert’s featured solo artist will be Meredith Kovener, senior French hornist. Kovener is a graphic design major from Zionsville, Indiana, and a winner of the UF Instrumental Music Concerto Competition for 2015-16. She will perform “Morceau de Concert, Op. 94” by Saint-Saens. Marie Louden-Hanes, senior faculty in the College of Liberal Arts, will narrate the program. The winner of the Jack and Patricia Taylor Endowed Instrumental Music Scholarship will also be announced at the concert.
Millstream Singers and Old Millstream Ringers 7:30 pm
Millstream Singers and Old Millstream Ringers @ St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm
The 10th annual concert pairing of the Millstream Singers and the Old Millstream Ringers will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 218 E. Sandusky St. The concert is free and a free will offering will be taken. The two groups will perform both in combination and individually, and will be presenting both sacred and secular Christmas music. The Old Millstream Ringers was formed in 2000. Founder and current co-director Martha Avery formed the group with a set of handbells gifted to her by her husband, Rob. The original group consisted of 13 members, several of whom remain with the group today. Avery and co-director Gail Malloy are both retired music educators. The Old Millstream Ringers is a community-based, English Handbell Choir. It performs a variety of music from sacred to secular, Broadway to Disney. As a nonprofit organization, in addition to public concerts, The Old Millstream Ringers also participates in handbell festivals sponsored by the Handbell Musicians of America, as well as performing for weddings, seasonal concerts, banquets and other occasions in Findlay and surrounding areas. For more information about The Old Millstream Ringers, or to book a performance, contact Avery at 419-859-2410, Malloy at 419-424-1751 or Jeanie Waaland at 419-306-3680. The Millstream Singers men’s choral group of Findlay is a member of the Great Lakes Male Chorus Association and Findlay Arts Partnership. The group was formed in 1980 and, over the years, has acquired an extensive library of choral music. The group, under the direction of Norman Cassidy, a retired music educator and conductor, performs at various civic functions, local events, and nursing homes and in the Findlay/Hancock area. The singers are accompanied by Susan Kayser. In addition to traveling to big sings in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, the singers have traveled to many special events and venues, including in 1998 when the group participated in the second annual “Men of Song” showcase at Disney World. In 2000, as ambassadors of Ohio for the National Festival of States, the group traveled to Washington, D.C., where it performed at the Shrine For The Immaculate Conception, The Jefferson Memorial and The Fairfax, a retirement home for high-ranking military officers. For more information about The Millstream Singers, or to book a performance, contact Cassidy at 419-927-9122 or Kim Grove at 419-425-5201.
Hot Jazz for a Cold Evening 7:30 pm
Hot Jazz for a Cold Evening @ Biggs Theatre at Freed Center
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join the ONU Jazz Ensemble for Hot Jazz for a Cold Evening. Program to be announced.
Gaudete: The It’s Not Quite Christmas Yet Concert 7:30 pm
Gaudete: The It’s Not Quite Christmas Yet Concert @ Freed Center
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The ONU Wind Orchestra (Thomas A. Hunt, conductor) and Symphony Orchestra (Travis Jürgens, conductor) each take a turn on the stage and will perform works that point toward Christmas. The program features reflective and provocative literature for the wind and symphony orchestra, including some selections best described as “sacred.”
Carey Ecumenical Christmas Choir Concert 4:30 pm
Carey Ecumenical Christmas Choir Concert @ Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation
Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm
Area singers are invited to join the Carey Ecumenical Christmas Choir as preparations begin for this year’s concert, to be held at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, 315 Clay St., Carey. This year will mark the choir’s 44th year of presenting this musical program at the shrine. Choir rehearsals will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 116 W. Findlay St., Carey. All rehearsals will begin at 7 p.m. and last approximately two hours. The first rehearsals are scheduled for Oct. 22 and Oct. 27. The choir is open to all singers high school age and up. Registration forms will be available at the first rehearsal. For more information, contact Jack Gerding, director of music ministries for the Carey basilica, at 419-396-7107 or

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