The Clendenin Community Chorus will present Handel's famed Christmas piece in a free performance at 3 p.m. Sunday at Clendenin United Methodist Church, 121 Koontz Ave. Now in its 73rd year, this annual program features a chorus of more than 25 vocalists, conducted by Dr. H.G. Young, with Betty Greene accompanying on piano.
Childcare is available during the concert, and a reception will follow. Call 304-965-0034.
Appalachian Children's Chorus
The youth chorus' annual holiday show will feature all seven of the ACC choirs as well as the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus and members of the River City Youth Ballet. Works include John Rutter's "Angel Carol," a holiday song medley and the world premiere of "Love is a Star," commissioned for the ACC's 20th anniversary.
The performance begins at 3 p.m. at the Clay Center. Tickets are $15. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
West Virginia Youth Symphony
The group presents its annual winter concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Scottish Rite Temple, 406 Capitol St. More than 100 student musicians, ages 7 to 20, will perform works by Brahms, Bartok, Handel, Haydn, Tchaikovsky and more. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children. Call 304-561-3542.
PipeSounds will present "The Sounds of Christmas" at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. Organist Jesse Ratcliffe, a Hinton native, will perform a program of Christmas music.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for ages 5 and under. Call 304-562-5903 or visit www.pipesounds.org.
University of CharlestonThe University of Charleston concert choir, University Singers and Charleston Brass Quintet will "Make a Joyful Noise" at UC's 16th annual holiday gala at 4 p.m. Sunday in the school's Geary Auditorium. A reception, which includes a visit from Santa, follows at 5:30 p.m. in the Rotunda. Call 304-357-4734.