Last chances for holiday concerts

  • Judy Collins Brad Trent—Courtesy

Thursday, December 21, 2017

With Christmas a mere four days away, there are just a few remaining concerts in Concord before the end of the year.

On Thursday…

Folk singer and musician Judy Collins will return to the Capital city after a five-year absence.

At 78 years old, Collins isn’t slowing down, having released two new albums in 2017 and touring. She also published a book this year and was nominated for a Grammy. 

Her show will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium. Tickets are $39 to $69 and available on judycollins.com or by calling 617-531-1257.

On Friday…

The Oak Ridge Boys will wrap up their Christmas Celebration Tour at the Capitol Center for the Arts.

The band, who are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, will perform a mixture of traditional and contemporary holiday tunes, including selections from their six bestselling Christmas CDs. 

The show will be Friday at 8 p.m. at the Cap Center. Tickets are $39 to $79. For more information, email ccanh.com or call 225-1111. 

On Sunday…

Churches and other organizations in the city will offer a free Christmas in Concord event on Christmas Eve. 

The program will feature contemporary and traditional Christmas services, a montage of popular holiday movies, carol sing-alongs, and a message on the carol “O Holy Night.”

Though the concert is free, it’s a fundraiser for three local charities. For each seat filled, Oasis Christian Church and Cornerstone Community Church will donate $6*. The money will go to The Friendly Kitchen, Safe Families for Children and Rise Again Outreach. 

The program will be Sunday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium. Reserve your place at christmasinconcord.com. 

*An press release originally said $10 per seat, but has since been updated.