Bells, choirs, orchestras, bands and jazz musicians make up the slate of musical offerings this holiday. Get into the spirit of the season by attending a concert and enjoy everything from jazz trios to solo guitarists performing traditional carols, original music, and new takes on Christmas classics. Use our guide below to plan your musical journey this holiday.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis - Saturday, December 7th, 8pm. Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller, will celebrate the 35th Anniversary of his annual Christmas concert tour, making it the longest running consecutive concert tour in the entertainment industry. Location: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville.
Holiday Concert - Sunday, December 8th, 2pm. Enjoy a holiday concert at Five Towns College Performing Arts Center. Location: Five Towns College Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Road, Dix Hills.
Laurie Berkner with Susie Lampert: A Live Holiday Concert - Sunday, December 8th, 3pm. In her holiday shows, Laurie Berkner celebrates the season with such traditional, secular songs as “Jingle Bells” and “Frosty the Snowman,” plus originals from Laurie’s well-loved album A Laurie Berkner Christmas like “Santa’s Coming to My House Tonight.” Laurie pays tribute to Hanukkah with “Candle Chase” and “The Dreidel Song.” She also performs an array of her greatest hits, such as “We Are the Dinosaurs,” “Victor Vito,” and “Pig on Her Head.” Location: The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington.
Photo: LI Flute Club.
Long Island Flute Club Holiday Concert - Sunday, December 8th, 1pm. Holiday favorites performed in the Ballroom by the Long Island Flute Club. No reservations required by seating is limited; included with admission. Location: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury.
Young at Heart: It's the Holiday Season - Wednesday, December 11th, 1pm. The Jazz Loft Trio performs music for the holidays in this monthly afternoon music series. Location: The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook.
Long Island Chamber Music Festival Holiday Concert at Coe Hall - Friday, December 13th, 7pm. Long Island Chamber Music Festival and Planting Fields invite you to celebrate the holidays with a festive evening of chamber music in the comfort of Coe Hall. Join five of New York’s finest young musicians, drawn from Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect and Philadelphia’s Astral Artists roster, for renditions of Christmas and Hanukkah holiday favorites. In addition to all the carols you love, this enchanting concert will feature arrangements of folk songs and traditional baroque music for the rich combination of flute, horn, violin, cello, and double bass. Location: Planting Fields Foundation, 1395 Planting Fields Rd, Oyster Bay.
Long Island Gay Men's Chorus - Make The Yuletide Gay - Friday, December 13th, 8pm. Celebrate the season with the Long Island Gay Men’s Chorus at “Make The Yuletide Gay!” on Friday, Dec. 13, an annual holiday concert featuring swinging seasonal favorites and satirical parodies that will have you hanging on every word and laughing all the way. Showtime is 8 p.m. Location: Cathedral of the Incarnation, 50 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City.
The Rockville Centre Choral Society Holiday Concert Celebrating the Seasons - Saturday, December 14th, 7pm. The Rockville Centre Choral Society, a South Shore Community Chorus, is presenting "Celebrating the Season", featuring a variety of Hanukkah and Christmas songs you will enjoy. Audience holiday sing along. Jean Stevenson, Director and Eliza DellMonica, accompanist. Location: St. James UMC, 11 St. James Place, Lynbrook.
Five Golden Rings Holiday Concert - Saturday, December 14th, 7pm. Long Island reSound Handbell Ensemble is celebrating our 5th year ringing together. Each ringers picked their favorite song. Location: First Presbyterian Church Of Babylon, 79 E Main Street, Babylon.
Annual Holiday Concert by the Sag Harbor Community Band and Long Island Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines - Saturday, December 14th, 7:30pm. An evening of fun and festive music that is sure to get you in the Holiday spirit. Free admission but freewill donation will be taken. Bring your family and friends and enjoy. Location: Old Whalers' Church, 44 Union St, Sag Harbor.
Long Island Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra Holiday Concert - Sunday, December 15th, 1:30pm. Bring the whole family for an enchanting holiday musical celebration with the Long Island Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra. Classic Christmas and Chanukah songs will be featured. The orchestra is comprised of mandolins, mandolas, guitars, mandocellos, mandobasso, string bass, drums, accordion and vocalists. Location: Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Library, 407 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley.
Holiday Winter Concert - Sunday, December 15th, 2pm. The Band of Long Island, conducted by Michael Flamhaft, will be performing several of your favorite seasonal songs, including Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, A Menorah Medley, Winter Wonderland and a special holiday sing-a-long. Fun for the whole family! Location: Elmont Memorial Library, 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont.
Five Golden Rings Holiday Concert - Sunday, December 15th, 2pm. Long Island reSound Handbell Ensemble is celebrating our 5th year ringing together. Each ringers picked their favorite song. Location: Northport-East Northport Public Library, 151 Laurel Ave, Northport.
Suzuki on the Island Holiday Concert - Sunday, December 15th, 2pm. Holiday favorites performed in the Ballroom by Suzuki on the Island. No reservations required by seating is limited; included with admission. Location: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury.
"Arise, Shine" Holiday Concert - Sunday, December 15th, 4pm. Awaken memories of holiday lights- from trees to menorahs to fireplaces. Featuring Gloria by John Rutter. Location: Our Lady of Grace Church, 666 Albin Avenue, West Babylon.
Classical Christmas with the Long Island Concert Orchestra - Sunday, December 15th,4pm. Celebrate the holiday season with Patchogue Theatre’s first annual Classical Christmas Holiday Spectacular performed by the Long Island Concert Orchestra and a chorus of 100 voices. This festive concert will bring in the yuletide cheer with classical music selections from Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker”, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven: Choral Fantasy, Campogrande: Concerto for Audience, John Rutter Christmas Carols, R. Vaughn Williams’ “Greensleeves,” Christmas Favorites, and more. Featuring Conductor & Music Director, Enrico Fagone. Location: 71 East Main Street, Patchogue.
Holiday Musicale - Sunday, December 15th, 4:30pm. The Society is pleased to present the chamber ensemble, Canta Libre, in our Museum Gallery this holiday season. Enjoy champagne and delicious hors d’oeuvres from The Culinary Studio as you listen to the lavish sounds of this acclaimed chamber group. Location: Northport Historical Society, 215 Main Street, Northport.
Trans - Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories - Friday, December 20th. Trans - Siberian Orchestra returns once again to Long Island this holiday season at NYCB LIVE on December 20. Location: NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale.
Girl Scouts Chorus of Nassau County Concert - Saturday, December 21st, Noon. Holiday favorites performed in the Ballroom by the Girl Scout Chorus of Nassau County. No reservations required by seating is limited; included with admission. Location: Old Westbury Gardens, 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury.
Madison Christmas Spectacular 2019 - Saturday, December 21st, 2pm & 6pm, Sunday, December 22nd, 3pm. The countdown to Christmas has begun! Come share in our holiday journey as we take a trip through our favorite pastimes of the festive season. Becoming an annual family tradition, this Christmas spectacular will have you singing along to your favorite Christmas tunes. Featuring Broadway’s own exceptional performers and designers! Come share in the joy of Christmas. Location: The Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre.
Symphonic Pops of Long Island Concert - Sunday, December 22, 2pm. The Symphonic Pops of Long Island performing holiday favorites including music from Frozen, Harry Potter Suite, Winter Wonderland and more. Orchestra will be joined by dancers from the Oceanside Dance Center. Location: 1260 Meadowbrook Road, North Merrick.
Tom Manuel's Egg Nog Romp - Sunday, December 22, 6pm. Trumpeter and Jazz Loft founder, Tom Manuel and his quartet perform holiday music. Location: The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook.