WHS music department winter concerts 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 17; Wenatchee High School auditorium, 1101 Millerdale Ave.; free 663-8117
Wenatchee High School’s music ensembles come together for their seasonal performances. On Wednesday, catch a show with the Golden Apple Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. The Dec. 17 concert features holiday music — with a grand finale of Handel’s “Hallelujah” chorus — provided by the Varsity Singers, Treble Clef Singers, Bel Canto Singers, Chamber Singers, Combined Men’s Chorus, Combined Women’s Chorus, Hy-Land Singers, Hy-Tones Quartet and 4-Tune Hunters.
“A Candlelight Christmas Concert,” an Icicle Creek Music Center production 7:30 p.m. Sunday; Canyon Wren Recital Hall, 7409 Icicle Road; $20; icicle.org 548-6347
The Icicle Creek Piano Trio, joined by guest artists the Trinity Church Choir, performs a selection of holiday music, including traditional favorites and some rarities. Sip on offerings by the evening’s featured winery, ’37 Cellars of Leavenworth. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.
Cascadia Annual Christmas Concert 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 p.m. Dec. 17; Methow Valley Community Center, 201 S. Methow Valley Highway; free 997-4601, 997-0222
Cascadia offers three days of carols to spread the Christmas spirit through the Methow. Choral director Suzanne Johnson has selected Welsh, Austrian and French carols for the program, as well as a Caribbean one and an African Star carol. Terry Hunt and the Pipestone Orchestra perform a prelude during the audience’s arrival, followed by the orchestra’s main set. Music scheduled for the show includes “Joy to the World,” “Oh, Come All Ye Faithful,” “Everywhere Christmas Tonight” and “My Grownup Christmas List.” The evening’s pianist is Nancy Acheson, followed by piano duets by Lynette Westendorf and Johnson. Gudrun Brunot leads The Roundsters in a couple of sacred rounds and Thomas Ravencroft’s “A Round of Three Country Dances in One” and the traditional “I Saw Three Ships.” Bring your young kids to the early performance on Dec. 17. Lasting only one hour, the event features a reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” and a visit from Santa.