Admission costs $10 for all ages; thewestcotttheater.com.
Community Choir celebrates solstice
The Syracuse Community Choir will celebrate 25 years of singing for peace and justice with a special anniversary "Coming Home" Winter Solstice Concert at Nottingham High School, 3100 East Genesee St in at 3:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 19. Donations of $10 to $25 will be accepted at the door, but kids are free and no one will be turned away for lack of a donation; 428-8151.
Led since 1985 by Choral Director Karen Mihalyi, the SCC has been about much more than making music. "It's a radical act of optimism and melodic auditory exclamation of activism and community," Mihalyi said. SCC choir members sing to build community, to honor sacred traditions, to heal wounds and sing out for those who cannot
The concert will include appearances by the SCC children and teen ensembles and guest performances by Francisco Herrera, Kim and Reggie Harris and Pat Humphries and Sandy Opetow (a.k.a emma's revolution)
The afternoon will also include a presentation of the 2010 People's Peace Award to community organizer Geneva Hayden.
Wendell on the Wurlitzer
The Empire State Theatre & Musical Instrument Museum, a.k.a. the CNY Theatre Pipe Organ Society, presents a Christmas program concert featuring Syracuse's own Wendell Rotter on the world-famous Syracuse Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 19, at the New Times Theater in the Art & Home Center, at the State Fairgrounds in Geddes.
Admission costs $15 for adults, $2 for children, and the theater is handicapped-accessible. For info, visit jrjunction.com/estmim; 451-6551.
Jazz downtown Sunday and Hump Day
Syracuse Area Music Award-winning jazz group, E.S.P. will record its fifth CD next month with Grammy-winning record producer Jimmy Haslip from The YellowJackets. To raise money for the project, E.S.P. presents a Holiday Jazz and Comedy Show on Sunday Dec. 19, at Wise Guys Bistro, 201 S. Salina St., downtown.