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A8 holiday highlights


Decorated Glenview Hudson River Museum until January 5, 2014


Hudson River Museum (HRM)’s 19th century Glenview Mansion will be decked for the holi- days in Victorian splendor. This year’s Trees in Glenview theme will feature a tree in every room of the house, including a floor-to-ceiling tree in the mansion’s parlor. A dining table set with Coalport porcelain plates and an array of Victorian toys – even a 24-room dollhouse – will blend with period-accurate holiday decor. more info, visit: www.hrm.org.


For Holiday Tea Musicale


Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts December 5-8; 11-13; 18-19, 1pm


‘Tis the season to harken back to holidays past with a visit to Caramoor’s historic estate and grounds. The house will be beautifully decorated to reflect the early 20th century, when it was owned by the Rosen family. Along with a tour of the house and its extensive fine art collection, guests will be treated to a concert of holiday music and an Afternoon Tea with all the fixings. For more info, visit: www.caramoor.org.


Handel’s Messiah New Choral Society


at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church December 6, 8pm; December 8, 3pm


New Choral Society (NCS) will open its 20th anniversary season with an uplifting rendition of Handel’s Messiah. Led by the volunteer chorus’s Artistic Director Dr. John T. King, NCS’s rousing choruses and solos will kick off the holiday sea- son with triumphant spirit. For more info, visit: www.newchoralsociety.org.


More HUM. Less Bug. A Parody Christmas Carol Westchester Chordsmen at White Plains Middle School December 7, 2pm & 7:30pm


The Westchester Chordsmen present a fresh, family-friendly interpretation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel A Christmas Carol aimed at inciting laughter in audience members of all ages. More HUM. Less Bug. was rewritten into a fast-paced musical comedy by Tony-award nominee and chorus member Peter Kellogg. For more info, visit: www.chordsmen.org.


Handel’s Messiah Westchester Oratorio Society at South Salem Presbyterian Church December 7, 7pm


Westchester Oratorio Society will present a classical rendition of Handel’s Messiah, one of the world’s most beloved holiday musical pieces, at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Mount Kisco. This volunteer chorus of more than 60 singers will be accompanied by featured organist James Kennerley, as well as four solo- ists in different vocal categories. For more info, visit: westchesteroratorio.org.


Vienna Boys Choir


The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College December 7, 8pm


Formed in the Middle Ages, the Vienna Boys Choir is now the best-known boys choir in the world. The choir of young men, aged 10-14, set to perform at PAC at Purchase College, has become synonymous with the Christmas season due to its popular recordings of traditional and contempo- rary holiday music classics. For more info, visit: www.artscenter.org.


Holiday Concert Westchester Choral Society at Rye Presbyterian Church December 8, 3pm


Westchester Choral Society’s annual holiday concert will encourage audience participation at its perfor- mance of Holst’s Christmas Day, and three settings of Agee’s Sure on This Shining Night, among other favorites. This year’s concert will be conducted by Frank Nemhauser. For more info, visit: www.west- chesterchoralsociety.org.


Jim Brickman: The Magic of Christmas Tarrytown Music Hall December 11, 8pm


Jim Brickman’s popular The Magic of Christmas album has quickly become a beloved Christmas tradition. For the past 17 years, the bestselling con- temporary pop star has entertained his audiences with an evening of holiday merriment as he, along with a group of special guest performers, sings Christmas favorites and chart-topping singles. For more info, visit: www.tarrytownmusichall.org.


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Vienna Boys Choir, The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 12/7 (photo credit: Lukas Beck)


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