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Calvary Lutheran, Concord

Concert: The Choral Academy presents "The Christmas Choral Festival." 11 a.m. Dec. 11. 950 Bradley St., Concord. 704-786-7447 (CQ).

Cornerstone Presbyterian, Concord

Christmas Cantata: 4 p.m. Dec. 19. 401 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord. 704-782-6824;

Saint James Lutheran, Concord

Christmas Candlelight Concert: The Cabarrus Chamber Singers perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 11. 104 Union St., Concord.

Crossroads United Methodist Church

The Carolina Christmas Spectacular: Crossroads United Methodist Church brings its show to Concord on Dec. 10-12. Tickets are $25 for dinner theater performances and $10 for adults; $5 for children for the "show only" performance Dec. 12. Purchase tickets online at or at the box office Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 220 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord. Doors open at 6 p.m., show beings at 6:30 p.m. Details: 704-707-1154.

Rocky River Church, Concord

Christmas Series: 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Services held at Pitts School Road Elementary School, 720 Pitts School Road.

Westford United Methodist

Concerts: The Queen City Ringers perform at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8. The Charlotte Chorus performs at 7 p.m. Dec. 15. 273 N.C. 49 S., Concord. 704-782-1423.

New Life Fellowship, Concord

Christmas Program: 10 a.m. Dec. 12. 4065 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-784-8808.

Branchview First Church Of God, Concord

Children's Christmas Musical: 6 p.m. Dec. 12. 246 Branchview Drive N.E., Concord.

Kimball Lutheran, Kannapolis

Advent Services: Contemporary worship with a band, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 19. Traditional worship with organ and piano, 11 a.m. Dec. 19. Christmas Play: "Bethlehem P.D." The Dragnet duo travel back to Bethlehem to get the facts on the heavenly case. 4 p.m. Dec. 19. 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. 704-933-4101.