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Concert calendar
For the week of Nov. 26-Dec. 2
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This week

Christmas with Sandi Patty, Hiawassee. 7 p.m. Saturday, Anderson Music Hall, Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee. $25-$35. Children free with adult ticket. 706-896-4191. 

Christmas is One Language and Hanging of the Greens, Gainesville. Multicultural concert. 7 p.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-536-2341.

The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show, Athens. 7:30 p.m. Monday, The Classic Center Theatre, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. $34.50-$43.50. 706-357-4444. 

Annual Holiday Concerts, Oakwood. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Gainesville State College Brass Ensemble, GSC String Ensemble and GSC Symphonic Band; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, GSC Chorale, Vocal Chamber Ensemble, GSC Jazz Ensemble and GSC Jazz Combo, Ed Cabell Theatre, Gainesville State College, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. 678-717-3930. 

Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Athens. With The Alash Ensemble Tuvan Throat Singers. 8 p.m. Wednesday, The Classic Center Theatre, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. $25-$40. 706-357-4506.


"A Northwinds Christmas," Gainesville. Northwinds Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Free. 770-531-7675.

Annual Service of Lessons and Carols, Demorest. The Piedmont College Chorale and the Habersham Central High School Singers. Traditional Christmas carols and hymns. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5, Center for Worship and Music, Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. Free. 706-778-3000, ext. 1152. 

"Swinging into Christmas" jazz concert, Dahlonega. Performance by special guest Scotty Barnhart, a world-famous trumpeter with the Count Basie Orchestra, accompanied by the Andy David Brothers Quartet. Dec. 6: 5-6 p.m. master class, 7-9 p.m. performance with mixer event after concert. Gloria Schott Auditorium, Nix Performing Arts Center, North Georgia College & State University, Dahlonega. Free. 

"Christmas Wishes," Gainesville. Voices of North Georgia. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 404 Washington St. NW, Gainesville. $15; $12 seniors and students, $5 children age 11 and younger.

The Cumming Playhouse Singers, Dahlonega. 8-10 p.m. Dec. 7, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $15. 706-864-3759.

Handel's Messiah, Gainesville. Lanier Chamber Singers and the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $30; $27 seniors, $12 students. 770-532-5727.

John Berry, Gainesville. Benefits Challenged Child and Friends. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $25-$30. 678-717-3624.

The Note Worthy Show Band, Dahlonega. 8-10 p.m. Dec. 15, Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $20. 706-864-3759.