Music Scene: Dec. 7-13


Other music events in the area:

Flat Top Reed, 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, 314-2554.

Thomasina Russell, solo vocalist, 5–7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, Gelato Junction Cafe, 2901 Patterson Road.

Three Peace Band, 8 p.m.–midnight Friday, Dec. 7–8, Triple Tree Tavern, 201 Second St., Clifton, 434-9428.

Carols and Bells, Western Colorado Chorale annual carols concert with guests The Kokopelli Handbell Choir, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7–8, Colorado Mesa University,  Moss Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, 1231 N. 12th St., $18 adults, $15 seniors, $5 students,

Thomasina Russell, 6–9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Palisade Cafe, 113 W. Third, Palisade, 464-0657.

Russell and Kirk Brosius, 9:30 p.m.–1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Wine Country Inn, 777 Brande River Drive, Palisade, 464-5777.

Christmas by Candlelight, holiday concert by Valley Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Delta Performing Arts Center in Delta; 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Montrose Pavilion in Montrose, $20 adults and seniors, $5 ages 17 and younger, advance ticket purchase encouraged, tickets at Clubb’s in Delta, Homer I. Sims Agency, Howard Davidson Insurance Agency and DeVinny Jewelers and Montrose Pavilion office in Montrose 249-7015,

Joy to the World Christmas Concert presented by The Schumann Singers, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students with ID, tickets at Roper Music, 136 N. Fifth St., and Grand Junction Symphony office, 225 N. Fifth St., and from choir members, 242-0034, 243-3945,

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Winter Music Recital, Sera Schools Music Programs concert featuring more than 100 piano, voice, guitar and violin musicians ages 4–18, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Monument Presbyterian Church, 2020 1/2 S. Broadway.

Bookcliff Harmony Chorus Christmas Concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, Northeast Christian Church, 2001 Patterson Road, chorus, quartets, individuals and the Sweet Adelines Chorus will perform holiday music, offering taken to be shared by the church and Bookcliff Harmony Chorus, 241-8816.

Advent Concert featuring Mary Kleinsorge, soloist with guitar, 12:10–12:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Fifth and Palmer streets in Delta, 874-9489, 874-9485.

A Little Noon Music featuring Andrea Arese Elias, piano, 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, First United Methodist Church, 522 White Ave., 242-4850.

Goodman Unplugged, 7–10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th St., 242-7253.

Jerry Joseph, doors open 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, Mesa Theater and Lounge, 538 Main St., $8, 241-1717.

Music at Noon Advent concert series featuring Montrose High School’s Belle Canto Singers, noon Wednesday, Dec. 12, Montrose United Methodist Church, 19 S. Park Ave., take a lunch, 249-3716.

Centennial Band Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St., features students from Mesa View Elementary School in “March of the Toys” and “Christmas in the Kitchen” with several local guests, $5, ages 5 and younger free, tickets at Roper Music or from any Centennial Band member.

Put down that tinsel and step away from the gingerbread men. It’s time to take a break and enjoy the musical side of the season at the Colorado Mesa University Holiday Concert featuring concert choirs, symphonies and audience carols.

The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

“Audiences will enjoy carols in the lobby with the CMU jazz combo, piano ensemble, woodwind trio and brass ensemble,” according to a news release.

All of the music department choirs — The Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and jazz choir “Vocal Chords” — will perform during the concert. The Women’s Choir will sing “Gift of Love,” a song that was recorded in four-part a cappella by Pat Boone’s daughters, the release said.

The CMU Wind Symphony and Symphony Orchestra will present a preview of the music from the upcoming theater production of “Pirates of Penzance” as well as Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival.”

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

Call 248-1604 for information.


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