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Concert calendar
For the week of Dec. 2-8
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This week

The North Georgia Chamber Symphony concerts, various locations. Classical and popular holiday selections. 7:30 p.m. today, Bowen Center for the Arts, 334 Ga. 9, Dawsonville; 7 p.m. Friday, Old Courthouse Square, downtown Blairsville; 2 p.m. Saturday, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1397 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dahlonega United Methodist Church, 107 S. Park St., Dahlonega. Free; donations accepted. 706-867-9444.

"Upon this Christmas Night," Gainesville. Voices of North Georgia. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St. NW, Gainesville.

"The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Gainesville. The Northwinds Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church Banquet Hall, Gainesville. Free.

TMC Music Division Christmas Concert, Cleveland. 6 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, 25 Church St., Cleveland. 706-865-2134, ext. 215 or

Service of Lessons and Carols, Demorest. The Piedmont College Chorale accompanied by organist Joy Hayner and the Flowery Branch High School Advanced Mixed Chorus. Selections by Handel, John Rutter, Carl Schalk and Hector Berlioz will be featured along with traditional carols and hymns. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Piedmont College chapel, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. Free. 706-778-3000, ext. 1152.


Sautee Nacoochee Community Chorale Holiday Concert, Sautee. 8 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11, 2 p.m. Dec. 12, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee. $10 SNCA members, $16 nonmembers. 706-878-3300.

Join the Chorale for our holiday concerts December 10 and 11 at 8pm, and December 12 at 2pm in the theatre at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. Tickets are $10 for SNCA members and $16 for non-members (tax included). Get yours by calling 706-878-3300 or by visiting us on the web at

Holiday Pops Concert, Gainesville. Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. Traditional and popular sing-along choral works. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $20-$30 adults; $18 seniors age 65 and older; $8 students.

"A Jolly Holly Christmas," Dahlonega. Big Band. The Noteworthy Orchestra. 8 p.m. Dec. 14, The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $15. 706-864-3759 or

Zac Brown Band, Atlanta. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. $36-$71. 404-878-3000.


Appalachian Jam, Dahlonega. Acoustic bluegrass and old-time string music. Musicians and listeners welcome. 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site, downtown Dahlonega square. 706-864-3513 or 706-864-6133.