Have a Magical, Musical Christmas!

West Virginia choirs and musical groups ring in the holidays with festive performances during the month of December. Mark your calendars and enjoy the very best of the season with love, laughter, and music!

WV’s “Joyful Night!” tree-lighting ceremony is this Thursday, 6:00 in the evening at the Capitol Complex. The ceremony will be followed by performances by Cabell Midland, Logan County and Man Senior high school bands, Doddridge County and Union elementary school choirs, Mountainaire Barber Shop Chorus, Appalachian Children’s Chorus and so much more!

If you can’t get enough of the angelic voices of the Appalachian Children’s Chorus, all seven choirs of the ACC will be holding a Christmas performance at the Clay Center on Sunday, starting at 6:00 pm. Tickets are pegged at $12.

Musicians — kids from one to ninety-two, or six to twenty rather, of the West Virginia Youth Symphony will be performing pieces by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Bernstein, Georges Bizet, and Jean Sibelius at the Scottish Rite Temple. The performance starts at 3:00 pm in the afternoon on Sunday; admission is $10 for adults, while children watch for free.

The Charleston Civic Chorus will be performing for free at the Charleston Baptist Temple on Sunday at 3:00 pm. The chorus will be singing both spiritual and festive pieces, including “We Three Kings,” “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas,” and “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.

The womanSong Chorale with soloists Mariel von Dalsum-Boggs and Branita Holbrook-Bratka, members of the West Virginia Symphony, and the Appalachian Children’s Chorus high school girls choir will be performing Christmas church songs and other holiday favorites at 7:30 pm on Saturday evening at Christ Church United Methodist. Donations of non-perishable food are requested in lieu of admission fees.