Harmonies of the Season: Unmissable Music Events in Los Gatos This Winter

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Harmonies of the Season: Unmissable Music Events in Los Gatos This Winter

As a trusted real estate agent in Los Gatos, CA, I’m delighted to invite you to explore the enchanting events and cultural celebrations happening in and around the city this holiday season. Beyond the beauty of its homes for sale, Los Gatos, CA, offers a vibrant tapestry of festivities that add a special touch to the community. Let's delve into the magical world of music and merriment that awaits you this December.

1. A Candlelit Homecoming

Thur, Dec 7, 8 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 625 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto
Sat, Dec 9, 2 p.m.
Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

This enchanting winter season, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus welcomes you to relish the love, security, and warmth of an eagerly anticipated homecoming after a long journey lost in a snow-covered landscape. There are two distinct events, the first on Thursday evening and the second on Saturday afternoon. 

For tickets and more information, go to Peninsula Women’s Chorus.

2. Britten's Magnificent Ceremony of Carols

Fri, Dec 8, 8 p.m. and Sun, Dec 10, 4 p.m.
Britten Ceremony of Carols
Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

Experience the Magnus Opus by Benjamin Britten as presented by the Santa Clara Chorale. This musical journey includes vibrant interweavings of carols from across the world, captivating sounds of the oboe and harp, and enchanting arrangements that make for a unique and unforgettable way to welcome the holiday season.

For tickets and more information, go to Santa Clara Chorale.

3. Per Il Santissimo Natale: 6 Centuries of Christmas Music

Fri, Dec 8, 7:30 p.m.
Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St, Stanford

This musical journey through six centuries of Christmas music promises an evening of refined elegance. Experience the magic of the season in the company of Philharmonia Baroque. 

For tickets and more information, go to Stanford Live.

4. Ten Thousand Joys - Christmas Music Spectacular

Sat, Dec 9, 6 p.m. and Sun, Dec 10, 6 p.m.
North Valley Baptist Church, 3530 De La Cruz Blvd, Santa Clara

Celebrate the Christmas season with the Ten Thousand Joys Christmas Music Spectacular at North Valley Baptist Church. Enjoy beautiful renditions of your favorite Christmas songs and carols featuring live music from several choirs, special groups, and the orchestra. Immerse yourself in the joyous and festive atmosphere that will keep you in the Christmas spirit all season long.

For tickets and more information, go to Eventbrite.

5. A Festival of Carols and Lights

Sat, Dec 9, 7 p.m.
Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos

Experience the magic and meaning of the Christmas Season at the Festival of Carols and Lights. Join the New Covenant Choir, Starfire Singers, Lightshine Choir, Creekside Worship Band, and organist Eric Holderman as they bring familiar carols, sacred music, and brand-new melodies to life in this night of joy and wonder.

For tickets and more information, go to Los Altos United Methodist Church.

6. Christmas at the California - A Holiday Spectacular

Sat, Dec 9, 2:30 p.m. and Sun, Dec 10, 2:30 p.m.
California Theatre, 345 S 1st St, San Jose

Symphony San Jose and the Symphony San Jose Chorale invite you to celebrate "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year." Revel in holiday classics, carols, audience sing-alongs, and the Silicon Valley version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. Create unforgettable memories with friends and family at the California Theatre.

For tickets and more information, go to Symphony San Jose.

7. Holiday Musical Showcase

Sat, Dec 9, 2:30-4 p.m.
Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Jane Stanford Way, Bldg 500, Stanford

The Friends of Music at Stanford present their annual holiday showcase in Memorial Church, featuring Department of Music ensembles and guests, including Stanford Chamber Chorale, Stanford Cello Choir, and organist Ismail Mardin. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit of the season with this musical showcase.

For tickets and more information, go to Stanford Tickets.

8. Holiday Lights

Sun, Dec. 10, 3 p.m.
McAfee Performing Arts Center, 20300 Herriman Ave, Saratoga

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit and enjoy an afternoon of musical brilliance. This concert is meant to lift spirits and celebrate the season, featuring works both spiritual and secular. Composers like Leroy Anderson and Morton Gould will be featured, and you won’t want to miss the closing performance of John Mackey’s The Frozen Cathedral

For tickets and more information, go to San Jose Wind Symphony.

9. El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered

We, Dec 13, 7:30 p.m.
Big Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St, Stanford

Embrace the holiday spirit with a unique and seldom-performed masterpiece that pays homage to Latin American poets and the empowering voices of women. The American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) presents an extraordinary rendition of John Adams' El Niño: Nativity Reconsidered, featuring a libretto by Peter Sellars and a conceptual vision by Julia Bullock, presented in an intimate chamber music arrangement. Described by The New York Times as "intimate, affecting, and quietly rich with activism," this production delves into the Nativity of Christ through the lens of Latin American poetry, challenging the traditional European interpretation of the timeless Nativity story.

For tickets and more information, go to Stanford Live.

10. A Chanticleer Christmas

Thurs, Dec 14, 7:30 p.m.
Stanford Memorial Church, 450 Jane Stanford Way, Bldg 500, Stanford

No holiday season is complete without Chanticleer at Memorial Church. San Francisco’s treasured men’s vocal ensemble creates a new Christmas program each year, activating the church’s gorgeous acoustics to create a feeling of community and serene beauty.

For tickets and more information, go to Stanford Live.

11. A Season of Song with The Fun Times Singers

Sat, Dec 16, 7:30 p.m. 
Congregation Shir Hadash, 20 Cherry Blossom Ln, Los Gatos

Join The Fun Times Singers for an entertaining holiday concert filled with joyous, festive music. With a mix of Hanukkah, Christmas, and secular inspirational songs, this unique choral celebration of the season of light and good cheer is a popular winter concert that sells out every year. Secure your early-bird tickets for a memorable evening.

For tickets and more information, go to Fun Times Singers.

12. 42nd Annual Gryphon Holiday Concert

Sun, Dec 17, 6-8 p.m.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1715 Grant Rd, Los Altos

Enjoy the fabulous Gryphon Carolers as they sing holiday music from around the world, bringing songs of comfort, joy, and hope. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and there is no reserved seating for this heartwarming holiday tradition.

For tickets and more information, go to Eventbrite.

13. Winter’s Gift by The Choral Project

Sun, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Mission Santa Clara de Asís, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

This choral spectacle promises an enchanting evening filled with mesmerizing melodies. The theme is “Journeys,” and the program will celebrate and honor different faith traditions that can be found around the Bay Area. 

For tickets and more information, go to Choral Project's website.

14. 15th Annual South Bay Holiday Gospel Concert

Fri, Dec 22, 7:30 p.m.
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, Main Stage, 500 Castro St, Mountain View

Experience the sheer joy and the message of unity kindled by this award-winning, multicultural, interfaith choir, united through Black gospel and spiritual music. Director Terrance Kelly offers his signature gospel arrangements of traditional Holiday favorites. The Southbay Workshop Choir will once again join the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir on stage for an uplifting celebration.

For tickets and more information, go to Mountain View Center for Performing Arts.

Looking for a new home in Los Gatos?

As you immerse yourself in the festive spirit of these musical celebrations, don't forget to explore the enchanting homes for sale in Los Gatos, CA. My name is Janet Souza, and I’d love to guide you through the real estate journey, ensuring that your holidays are filled with joy, warmth, and the perfect home for you and your loved ones. Happy Holidays!




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