The holidays are soon to be upon us again, but no fear! Come visit Portsmouth NH, one of the most beautiful New England seaside towns, and experience the season the way it should be: so cold your saliva solidifies and stuffed full to the point you need to wear sweatpants to work. Well, I suppose there are other worthy experiences in our fine city this month, and The Music Hall’s “Vintage Christmas” is chief among them.
4 dates still remain in the Hall’s signature holiday series, and they will all be superb. On 12/18 and 19, the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra (a featured ensemble in the 2013 PARMA Music Festival) perform their annual Family Pops program under the baton of Associate Conductor Benjamin Vickers while Artistic Director and Conductor John Page is on tour with Celtic Woman (www.celticwoman.com/tour-dates).
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Later this week is the multi-chorus extravanganza “Messiah Sing!” on 12/20 and the effervescent Preservation Hall Jazz Band bringing their “Creole Christmas” show on 12/21; these guys put on a killer show, with Clint Maedgen (www.clintmaedgen.com) taking it over the top. You’ll be dancing in the aisles (no egg nog allowed, unfortunately).
To check out the full details of the schedule visit www.themusichall.org/calendar/program/vintage_christmas.