Chorus gets ghostly for concert

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One Voice Chorus will present their annual holiday performance, “Ghosts of Christmas Past,” on Dec. 5 and 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, 234 N. Sharon Amity Rd.

This concert kicks off their 25th season. Voices will be raised with haunting melodies and visits from celebrities past, plus other surprises.

Tickets are $22/advance (available online), $27/at the door. The increased pricing this season, the group says, is due to new North Carolina legislation that applies sales taxes to tickets and admission to concerts and other entertainment events. The new sales taxes also apply to non-profit organizations’ events.

A “family-friendly” matinee concert will also be presented on Dec. 6, 2 p.m. Tickets are $17.


Men’s chorus goes tropical

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte will hold its holiday concert, “Sleighbells & Sunscreen,” on Dec. 12-13, 8:04 p.m., at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

The show is filled with “warm” holiday cheer to heat things up during snowstorms or just plain cold weather.

Tickets are $20-25 and are available online.


Band to have ‘cool’ concert

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Pride Band will hold its Winter Concert on Dec. 14, 3 p.m., at Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Rd.

Jazz, brass and woodwind ensembles will treat attendees to a host of enchanting and lively melodies.

In addition to offering the community fun and festive music, the band will also be collecting goods for Jewish Family Services’ food pantry, which assists local families in need. Attendees are encouraged to bring one or more of the following items to the concert: personal care (laundry detergent, dish soap, men’s shaving cream) and food (chips, pudding mixes, peanut butter crackers, coffee, ketchup, mayonnaise, canned meat (chicken, salmon, or tuna), cookies, canned vegetables (asparagus, beets, spinach, potatoes or other vegetable except corn, green beans, or peas)).

Sponsors of the program are Keshet and Temple Beth El. It also received support from the Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund.

Admission is free.


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Lainey Millen was formerly QNotes' associate editor, special assignments writer, N.C. and U.S./World News Notes columnist and production director from 2001-2019 when she retired.