Annual performances of Messiah and Nutcracker are just part of whats in store from the areas music and dance organizations during the holidays. Heres a rundown:
Christmas with the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-344-0098; charlottecivicorchestra.org.
The Lost Christmas Eve by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Time Warner Cable Arena, 333 E. Trade St. ticketmaster.com
Magic of Christmas with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000; www.charlottesymphony.org.
Magnificat by J.S. Bach, performed by UNC Charlottes University Chorale and Chamber Orchestra. Robinson Hall, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd.
Christmas in Venice with N.C. Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Noon and 5:30 p.m. Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St. 704-353-9200; bechtler.org.
Christmas Concerts by Choir School at St. Peters. St. Peters Episcopal Church, 115 W. Seventh St. 704-749-6146; thechoirschool.org
Christmas Gloria with Charlotte Childrens Choirs advanced choirs and orchestra. Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road. 704-374-1892; charlottechildrenschoir.org.
Dec. 8, 9
Singing Christmas Tree featuring Carolina Voices. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-374-1564; carolinavoices.org.
N.C. Baroque Orchestra in Christmas music by Vivaldi, Corelli and others. St. Albans Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. 704-941-0650; musicatstalbans.net.
Handels Messiah by Charlotte Symphony and Oratorio Singers of Charlotte. Belk Theater. 704-972-2000; www.charlottesymphony.org.
Christmas is a Feeling with Charlotte Childrens Choirs younger voices. Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road. 704-374-1892; charlottechildrenschoir.org.
Christmas at St. Marys with Carolina Pro Musica. St. Marys Chapel, 1129 E. Third St. 704-334-3468; carolinapromusica.org
Christmas in the City by the choral group Renaissance. http://singers-renaissance.org.
Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Nutcracker by Charlotte Youth Ballet. Halton Theater, Central Piedmont Community College. 704-330-6534; charlotteyouthballet.org.
Claras Trip by Caroline Calouche & Co. Booth Playhouse, 130 N. Tryon St. carolinecalouche.org.
Nutcracker by Piedmont Dance Theatre. Kannapolis Performing Arts Center, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Also Dec. 15 and 16 with Salisbury Symphony at Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St., Salisbury. piedmontdancetheatre.com
Nutcracker by Dance Fusion of Harrisburg. J.M. Robinson High School, 300 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord. 704-455-5504.
Nutcracker by N.C. Dance Theater. Through Dec. 23. Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-335-1010; ncdance.org.
Holiday Enchantment by Charlotte City Ballet. Matthews Community Center, 100 E. McDowell St., Matthews. charlottecityballet.org.