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MUSIC NOTES

The Shea's Spotlight Chorale will join organist Father James Miller in a holiday program at 2 p.m. Sunday in Shea's Buffalo Theater, 646 Main St.

Michael Burke will play organ works of Gigout, Guilmant and Messiaen, at 5 p.m. Sunday in Slee Hall, UB North Campus.

The "Messiah" Sing will begin at 2 p.m. Friday in Slee Hall, UB North Campus, under the direction of Charles Peltz.

The Ars Nova Musicians Chamber Orchestra, artists-in-residence at Trocaire College, will present a concert of works by J.S. Bach, Corelli, Scarlatti and others, at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the college's Catherine Hall, 110 Red Jacket Parkway. Marylouise Nanna will direct the program, which will feature soprano soloist Adrienne Tworek-Gryta.

"The Black Nativity," adapted and directed by Jackie Peoples, will be performed by the Central City Choir at 7 p.m. Saturday in St. Matthew's Church, East Ferry and Wyoming streets. The production will feature dancing by Marvin Askew and Janet Reed of the Buffalo Inner City Ballet Company, and the African-American Cultural Center Dancers and Drummers.

Nostalgia will present "TheUnbroken Song, a Christmas Keepsake," at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Williamsville Meeting House, 5658 Main St., Williamsville. The program will include songs, recitations and piano selections for the Christmas season.

The Roberts Wesleyan College Singers under the direction of Robert Shewan will present a concert of sacred and secular music for the Christmas season at 7 tonight in Williamsville United Methodist Church, 5681 Main St., Williamsville.

Michael Colquhoun, flute and electronics, and Don Metz, guitar and electronics, will perform for Opus: Classics Live, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Allen Hall, UB South Campus.

The UB Wind Ensemble directed by William Silvester will join the UB Choir, directed by Harriet Simons, for a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Slee Hall, UB North Campus.

The Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble will offer a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in New World Records, 512 Elmwood Ave.

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present community concerts at 1 p.m. next Tuesday at the Salvation Army, 960 Main St.; at 9 a.m. Dec. 19 at St. Mary's School for the Deaf, 1153 Main St., and at 1 p.m. Dec. 19 in School 84, 462 Grider St. Paul Ferington will direct the orchestra in a holiday program. Harmonium, a vocal ensemble specializing in a cappella music of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, will present a Christmas concert at 8 p.m. Friday in St. James Church, Bailey and Davidson, near Kensington.

The Evangel Assembly of God Praise Choir will present the Christmas cantata "The King" at 8 p.m. Friday, and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, in the church, 1800 Maple Road, Williamsville. Joyce Delling will direct the David Clydesdale arrangement.

The Jamestown Choral Society will present its annual "Messiah" Sing, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Reg Lenna Civic Center, 116 E. Third St., Jamestown.
The Rainbow Singers will present a holiday program for Hanukkah and Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, 311 Rainbow Blvd., Niagara Falls. Margaret Bowen will direct.

Violinist Sally Michael and guitarist Richard Falkenstein will perform works of Paganini, Handel, Guiliani and others, at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. That evening, the Calumet will feature a holiday program and buffet featuring the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, from 5 p.m.

The Solo Quartet of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, composed of soprano Mildred Staley, mezzo Anne Pfohl, baritone Michael Harris and tenor Timothy MacKenzie, will present a holiday program for the Friends of Vienna, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the International Institute, 864 Delaware Ave.

The choir of Ascension Church will present Advent choral selections at 4 p.m. Sunday in North Presbyterian Church, 168 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.

Vergine Bella, an early music consort, will present an Advent Candlelight Concert at 5 p.m. Sunday in Parkside Lutheran Church, Depew, Wallace and Linden avenues.

The cantata "Christ Is Born" will be offered by the 23-voice adult choir of the West Seneca Wesleyan Church, at 7 p.m. Sunday in the church, 22 Hazel Court off Southwestern Boulevard, West Seneca.

The Freudig Singers will present a Christmas program of works by Albright, Palestrina, Pinkham and others, at 7 p.m. Sunday in Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., West Seneca. The ensemble, directed by Kathleen Keenan-Takagi, will be accompanied by the West Seneca East High School Chamber Chorus, and a brass quartet.

M&T Bank will kick off its annual holiday series in downtown Buffalo will a program by St. Francis High School Male Chorus at noon Monday at One M&T Plaza. The Buffalo Traditional School Chorale will also play at noon Monday, in One Main Place. The series will continue at noon next Tuesday with the St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Swing Choir in One M&T Plaza, and the school's Jazz Lab Band at One Main Place. Musical programs will continue through Dec. 21.

Violinist Frances Kaye will play at 11:30 a.m. Friday in First Baptist Church, Main and Fourth streets, Niagara Falls.

Music at Fredonia: The Fredonia Festival Chorus under the direction of Donald P. Lang will perform perform Vaughan Williams' "Hodie," with the Fredonia Festival Orchestra, at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the college's King Concert Hall.

The Fredonia Chamber Players' annual Holiday Concert will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday in the college's King Concert Hall, and will feature choruses from Fredonia and Silver Creek high schools.

The annual Christmas concert of the St. Joseph Collegiate Institute music department will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Mount St. Mary's Academy auditorium, Delaware Avenue, Town of Tonawanda. The St. Joe's glee club, swing choir, lab band and concert band will be featured.

Amherst Senior High School music department will present its winter concert at 8 p.m. Thursday in the school auditorium, 4301 Main St., Amherst. The choir and concert chorale directed by Rosemary Dayton, the orchestra directed by Steven Thomas, and the symphony band directed by Curtiss K. Chase will perform.

The Orchestra and Chorus of Niagara County Community College will present a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 616 Cayuga Drive, Niagara Falls.

The college's chamber choir, orchestra and guitar ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Fine Arts Auditorium, Niagara County Community College, Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.

The Kenmore West High School choir, chorus, band and orchestra will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium, 33 Highland Parkway, Kenmore.

The music department of the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart will present a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. next Tuesday in the school auditorium, 3860 Main St., Eggertsville. The concert will feature the chorus, clarinet ensemble, flute choir, folk group and members of the piano and guitar classes.

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