Listen to the Menlo Chorus on December 15, at 7:30 pm performing Christmas Old and New. The free concert will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1095 Cloud Avenue, Menlo Park.

The Menlo Chorus is a community choral organization, sponsored by the City of Menlo Park. The chorus rehearses a wide variety of music and performs at least two concerts per year.

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Menlowe Ballet offers abbreviated It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker for children with special needs

Here’s a feel good holiday story thanks to the folks at Menlowe Ballet, which will be offering It’s a Wonderful Nutcracker Dec. 14-16 and 21-23 at the Menlo Atherton Performing Arts Center. As they did last year, the company will be offering an abbreviated performance for children with special needs. Emails Executive Director Lisa Shively: […]

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Charged Particles at First Friday in Woodside on Dec. 7

Come to this month’s First Friday in Woodside for a charged event at 7:00 pm! The Woodside Arts and Culture Committee bring to you the Bay Area’s favorite trio that plays funky Latin jazz, the Charged Particles. The Trio is now in its 27th year of making music. Pianist Murray Low, bassist Aaron Germain, and […]

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37th annual Gryphon Carolers Holiday Concert set for Dec. 9 in Woodside

The Gryphon Carolers annual  annual holiday concert, set for Dec. 9,  marks the group’s 37th year. It will be held at Woodside Village Church (3154 Woodside Rd., Woodside). With highlights of music from all over the world, the Gryphon All-star band and the Gryphon Carolers bring an experience that is not to be missed.  This […]

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“A Scottish Christmas” performed by Silicon Valley Pipe Band on Dec. 8

The Silicon Valley Pipe Band will be performing its annual Christmas Concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Ave.) in Menlo Park. This is a popular concert; arrive early for best seating and allow time for parking. Refreshments will be served at a reception after the concert. […]

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Woodside Village Band to perform Winter Concerts on December 8 and 15

On December 8, the Woodside Village Band will play a selection of Christmas music at the Woodside Village Church at 3154 Woodside Road in Woodside. Among the composers featured will be Peter Tchaikovsky (Scenes from The Nutcracker), Irving Berlin, Leroy Anderson, and John Williams (Highlights from Harry Potter). Admission is free. The same selection will […]

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KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble at St. Bede’s on Dec. 2

KITKA Women’s Vocal Ensemble performs Wintersongs on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at St. Bede’s Episcpal Church (2650 Sand Hill Rd.). Ticket from $15 to $45 are available online, or at the door. Kitka has researched and discovered a treasure-trove of seasonal music from a wide variety of Eastern European ethnic and spiritual […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas plays on Dec. 2, 8, & 9

The Dancers Repertory Theatre presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at the Woodside Performing Arts Center, 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside five performances: Sunday, Dec. 2 at 1:30 and 4:00 pm; Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3:00 pm; Sunday Dec. 9 at 1:30 and 4:00 pm. Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door ‘Twas […]

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The show goes on! Ghost Train presented by Hillview Drama Friday & Saturday

Yes, schools were closed Friday, but the show will go on! And it’s a fun way to spend some indoor time with your kids. Hillview Drama presents Arnold Ridley’s The Ghost Train. In this comedy thriller, a group of travelers gets stranded overnight at a rural railway station in 1920s England. The locals are superstitious […]

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Two M-A students share Sugar Plum Fairy role in Pacific Ballet Nutcracker performance

Menlo-Atherton High School senior Tara Ellingson (pictured right) and junior Toni Shindler-Ruberg are sharing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Pacific Ballet Academy‘s 28th annual Nutcracker performance at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts the weekend after Thanksgiving. Emailed parent volunteer Diane Lee: “Tara will be dancing the role of Sugar […]

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College Vocal Ensemble performs at St. Bede’s on Nov. 18

Collage Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Rafael Ornes, will present Close Encounters, a program which explores collisions between cultures, crossovers between musical genres, and more personal encounters of many musical styles on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4:00 pm at St. Bede’s (2650 Sand Hill Rd.) in Menlo Park. Experience the vocal magic that happens […]

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