Aardvark Jazz Orchestra 40th Annual Christmas Concert
Jerry Edwards, Grace Hughes, and Donna Hewitt-Didham, Vocalists
The concert, Music in the Spirit of the Season, will feature the world premieres of two pieces by Mark Harvey: Fanfare for 40 and Children's Carol, along with music from the very first Aardvark Christmas concert in 1973: the Advent hymn Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence and Duke Pearson's Cristo Redentor (both arrangements by Harvey). In honor of the 40-year mark, the band will play selections from all four decades of the Aardvark holiday tradition, including Harvey's Benedictus (performed at every Aardvark Christmas since 1982), Sugar Rum Cherry from the Ellington-Strayhorn Nutcracker Suite, and jazz updates of favorite carols like Silent Night. www.aardvarkjazz.com
Proceeds will benefit Community Works (celebrating 30 years of cooperative fundraising among Boston-area service organizations) and Emmanuel Church.
Admission: $15. Information: 617-776-8778 or 617-452-3205.