San Francisco Holiday Concert Preview

November 22, 2012 6:00 AM
San Francisco has plenty of holiday happenings during the festive season, but there are a few concerts that are must see if you’re looking to fill your heart with Christmas glee, your soul with yuletide cheer and renew your spirit for the coming New Year.

Clairdee’s Christmas
Yoshi’s Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant
1330 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 655-5600
www.sfyoshis2.inticketing.comDate: December 24, 2012
Price: $20

An unforgettable Christmas Eve concert is an annual tradition at Yoshi’s Jazz Club. This special evening will be entertained by soulful jazz vocalist Clairdee. The singer and her ensemble will play jazz, R&B and Latin tunes. This inspiring performance will warm hearts and get the crowd cheering on the New Year. This 10th anniversary concert is sure to sell out, so make sure you get tickets early. Also available at the show will be Clairdee’s album “This Christmas” for purchase.

Remedy New Year’s Eve
444 Jessie St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 625-8880

Date: December 31, 2012
Price: $49-$89

The Mezzanine nightclub will be playing selections of house music by a host of fabulous DJs from all around San Francisco. Remedy, a San Francisco music organization, will be hosting this special New Year’s Eve show at the Mezzanine and will play its spectacular beats and mixes to a huge crowd. The majestic building has jaw-dropping high ceilings, comfortable lounge seating, full-time security, excellent table service and a huge dance floor equipped with high-tech laser lighting. All of these features are sure to get the crowd jamming well into the New Year.

A Chanticleer Christmas
St. Ignatius Church
650 Parker Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 252-8589
www.chanticleer.orgDate: December 15 and 23, 2012
Price: $35-$65

If you were to make a bucket list of Christmas concerts to see throughout your lifetime, one of them most definitely should be a Chanticleer concert. This Christmas, the breathtaking blend of male voices will be singing a moving selection of songs from the season. This is a holiday program where the Chanticleer men’s choir sings a one-hour celebration. Songs include renditions from England’s 1300s to classic, modern-day carols. Your holidays will be complete once you attend this once-in-a-lifetime holiday treat.

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Deck The Hall
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 864-6000
www.sfsymphony.orgDate: December 2, 2012
Price: $38-$55

For the holidays, bring your children to this favorite family concert and spellbind the kiddos with tantalizing performances sung and performed by members of the San Francisco Symphony and special guests. When the concert is over, children and their families can hop, skip and jump over to the arts and crafts activities and also enjoy entertainment and refreshments. The performance includes the comedic and zany cast of Beach Blanket Babylon, the SF Jazz High School All-Stars Orchestra, dancers from Dance Through Time and the San Francisco Boy’s Chorus.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball with The San Francisco Symphony
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 864-6000
www.sfsymphony.orgDate: December 31, 2012
Price: $85-$195

Want to have a ball? Then why not dress up and don a mask for a gala event performed by the San Francisco Symphony? This year’s SFS’s Masquerade Ball will be lead by conductor Michael Francis with music by soprano Heidi Stober. Additional performers will treat guests to a holiday extravaganza filled with festive entertainment and celebratory music. After the concert, guests will receive complimentary wine and nibble on desserts. At midnight, 2,013 balloons in assorted colors will be dropped from the ceiling. An additional option guests will have is to purchase the pre-concert dinner package which includes a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and a three-course dinner (wine included) in the lobby of the War Memorial Opera House.

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Kelly Gullo is a freelance writer in San Francisco, CA. Kellys topics are about music and nightlife. Kelly has also written a variety of articles on health and dieting and topics related to the environment. Kelly has a degree in journalism and public relations from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Her work can be found at

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