Carol sing, concert

LOCK HAVEN — The annual carol sing and concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on downtown East Main Street will be presented Sunday, Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

The concert will feature a wide variety of music, starting with a prelude at 6:45 p.m. featuring a flute ensemble directed by Allison Wollam.

Vocal soloists will include Beth Young and Elaine Barth, sopranos, and Andrew Barrett, bass.

Jaime Castillo, harpist, and Seth Wollam, jazz sax, also will perform. Pat Helbley will play organ and piano, and Mary Renzelman will accompany Allison Wollam for a flute solo.

The choir is directed by Kim Feerrar.

There will also be a chance for the audience to join in carol-singing.

The free program, a beautiful celebration of the holidays, will last about one hour, after which light refreshments will be served.

‘The Nutcracker’

WILLIAMSPORT– Lycoming College’s music department and the St. John School of the Arts, in collaboration with the Community Arts Center (CAC), unite to present “The Nutcracker” this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and again Sunday at 4 p.m., at the CAC.

Start the holiday season on a high-note with this family-friendly ballet about a girl’s favorite Christmas toy that comes to life, and after defeating the evil Mouse King, carries her away to a magical land. The Lycoming College and Williamsport communities are invited to relive the magic of the Land of the Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” one of the most famous ballets in the world.

William Ciabattari, Ph.D., associate professor of music at Lycoming College, and chair of the department, will conduct the orchestra, made up of Lycoming faculty, students and area professionals.

In this production, the dancers are under the direction of Theresa Kendall, ballet and modern dance instructor at Williamsport’s Saint John’s School of the Arts, which offers training in music and the fine arts to area youth and adults.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.caclive.com/event/, or by calling the box office at 570-324-2424.

WSO holiday program

WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert will be presented Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St.

The concert features Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza music. The winner of the Young Artists Competition also will be showcased.

This traditional holiday concert will end with a grand finale featuring the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra side by side with the Williamsport Area High School Choir performing familiar tunes from John Williams’ “Home Alone.”

Ticket information is available at 570-326-2424, 800-432-9382 and www.caclive.com. Ask about special student and group rates.

Christmas market

LEMONT — A German-themed Christmas Market with music, crafts, art, food and drink is planned for tomorrow and Saturday at The Granary, 133 Mt. Nittany Road.

The band Group Therapy will play from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, and the market will be open that night from 5 to 8 p.m. It will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for restoration and maintenance of the historic Thompson grain elevator and coal sheds.