Concert Listings: Dec. 8 through 14

December 8th, 2017 6:00 am

THIS WEEK: Dec. 8 through 14

Have a Holly Jolly Harmony concert, THIS HAS BEEN CANCELLED sponsored by the Class of 2018 and the Beyond Harmony a cappella group at Misericordia University, will benefit the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program, 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on the university campus.

Keller Williams, acclaimed instrumentalist and songwriter who created his own style of music dubbed acoustic dance music. F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 9 p.m. Dec. 8. $25, $30. 570-826-1100.

Carols By Candelight, presented by The Shavertown United Methodist Church Fine Arts Concert Series, at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the church, 163 North Pionee Ave., Shavertown. The annual Christmas concert is an evening of carol singing accompanied by The Anthracite Brass, hand bells, piano and organ. A reception will follow the concert and a free will offering will be received. All are welcome. For info, call 570-675-3616.

“Of Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All,” concert presented by the Keystone College Department of Performance Music, 7 p.m. Dec. 9, in The Theatre at Brooks, with traditional holiday favorites, seasonal jazz arrangements and complimentary holiday treats. Audience members are invited to bring non-perishable food to donate to charity. Snow date is 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Info, 570-945-8599 or e-mail [email protected]

Majesty of the Manger, Christmas Concert at Wyoming Avenue Christian Church, 881 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, with guest musicians the Chapel Chimes from Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church and mezzo soprano Ellen Rutkowski, 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Reception follows with traditional homemade refreshments. Info, 570-498-6700.

Comfort and Joy: A Merry Evening of Music, presented by the Wilkes University Chamber Singers, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10, at the Circle Centre for the Arts in Wilkes-Barre. Under the direction of Dr. Steven Thomas, this select vocal ensemble will perform an uplifting mix of Christmas and non-Christmas pieces. Works on the program include Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” Ed Henderson’s “A La Nanita Nana,” and Antonio Estevez’s “Mata del Anima Sola.” This event is free and open to the public, and donations are accepted. Info, [email protected]

Empty Stocking Benefit Fund Concert, will take place beginning at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, downtown Scranton. The concert will feature the Scranton Brass Orchestra with special guests the Scranton Preparatory School Cavalyrics under the direction of Daniel Marx. The event is open to the public and attendees are asked to bring a new toy, article of children’s clothing or a monetary donation. Gifts will be donated to local children by the United Neighborhood Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Info: 570-941-7624


Venite: A Lyric Consort Christmas, 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, with carols and songs of Advent and Christmas, $10 adults, all students free with current ID. Info, 570-343-6707,

Northern Appalachian Wind Ensemble, a new professional wind ensemble made up of 45 woodwind, brass, and percussionists from all across the United States, holiday concert 7 p.m. Dec. 16, The Theater at North, 1539 North Main Ave. Scranton, $16. Info, 570-800-5020 ext. 102.

Messiah Sing-A-Long with the Arcadia Chorale, 3 p.m. Dec. 17, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Members of the Chorale will sing the solos, and the audience and the full Chorale will sing the choruses, including For Unto Us a Child is Born, Worthy is the Lamb, and everyone’s favorite: the Hallelujah Chorus. People who just want to listen are welcome as well. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for seniors and WVIA members, and free for students; copies of the music will also be available for purchase at the door. Info, 570-871-0350.

“All Hearts Come Home for Christmas,” presented by the Wyoming Valley Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, South Franklin Street in Wilkes Barre (across the street from Boscov’s). This concert is a gift to the people of the Wyoming Valley. The Band is directed by Don Williams and will be accompanied by Mark Laubach on the St. Stephen’s pipe organ. Admission is free and open to the public. A light social will follow the concert in St. Stephen’s Community Room.

Little Big Town, the country outfit on The Breakers Tour with special guests Kacey Musgraves and Midland. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Tickets start at $21. 800-745-3000.

Mercy Me , the award-winning Christian wraps up its successful Lifer Tour with special guest Tenth Avenue North. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. March 9. Tickets go on sale Nov. 10. 800-745-3000.

Judas Priest, the heavy metal icons tour in support of their forthcoming record “Firepower.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. March 13. Tickets start at $36.75. 800-745-3000.

The Keller Williams Duo, featuring Danton Boller, will perform Dec. 8 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Keller Williams Duo, featuring Danton Boller, will perform Dec. 8 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Times Leader file photo