Nov 29 Wednesday
Morven’s annual winter exhibition has become a must-see Princeton holiday tradition. Visitors enjoy the museum’s elegant galleries, mantels, and porches artfully decorated for the holidays by local businesses, garden clubs, and non-profit organizations.
All are welcome to compete in the first-ever Noyes Gingerbread Village Competition! Your creation will be on display at the 2023 Noyes Holiday Market and Gingerbread Village and throughout the month of December. Prizes will be awarded to winners selected by a gingerbread jury, as well as People’s Choice Awards. First place award is $500!The theme of the competition is Atlantic City buildings or monuments, past or present.Registration fee: $5 per entry, FREE for currently enrolled Stockton University studentsLast date for entry forms: November 29, 2023
Nov 30 Thursday
Joshua Bell conductor and violin New Jersey Symphony
Joshua Bell has earned the adoration of audiences all over the world for his gorgeous violin playing—and he’s gaining increasing recognition for his conducting. Both are on vivid display as, first, he stands in the Symphony’s spotlight to solo in music of hold-your-breath beauty, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Then, taking the concertmaster’s seat, violin still in hand, he’ll lead Beethoven’s sunniest symphony.
Mendelssohn Overture to A Midsummer Night’s DreamMendelssohn Violin ConcertoBeethoven Symphony No. 4
Dec 01 Friday
Join us for a concert filled with holiday favorites!
Ring in the season with the Westminster Concert Bell Choir as they perform traditional carols, light classics and popular Christmas favorites on the world’s largest range of handbells.
Kathleen Ebling Shaw, conductor
The Tempesta di Mare | Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Chamber Players present Unmatched
Dec. 1, 2023 at 7:30 PM | Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
Dec. 2, 2023 at 7:30 PM | Trinity Center for Urban Life
“Starting in the 16th century adventurous composers began to assemble and write for mixed, or unmatched ensembles of winds and strings. They made — to Elizabethans — a “heavenly noyse.”—Broad Street Review
The individual colors of flute, recorder, oboe, bassoon and violin shine at their most brilliant when set against each other in kaleidoscopic musical gems accompanied by harpsichord and theorbo.
Vivaldi: Concerto for recorder, oboe, violin & basssoon
Telemann: Quartet for flute, oboe, violin & basson (from Tafelmusik)
Zelenka: Sonata for oboe, violin & bassoon
Janitsch: Sonata da camera for recorder, oboe & violin
December can be a time of joy and love. Gifts given and received. Celebrations of food and family flourish. Cultures collide in peace and harmony to celebrate diversity and traditions. In this spirit, Cantus Novus presents an outstanding choral-orchestral tour-de-force from composer Dan Forrest. Jubilate Deo, for choir, soloists and chamber orchestra is a seven-movement statement from the Book of Psalms performed in English, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, and Spanish.
The concert includes seasonal favorites sure to bring a smile. Join the singers of Cantus Novus for a season of beauty. A season where love and jubilation are affirmed, where equity and peace take center stage. A time to be affirmed, sustained, and reminded that life truly is a treasure; that beauty does indeed surround us if we only take the time to let it in.
Dec 02 Saturday