Hear holiday tunes
Settle down for some seasonal music after a day of rushing around.
Tulsa vocalist Brian Nhira, Season 10 alumnus of NBC’s “The Voice”
Rachelle Foster/Brian Nhira Music
There’s nothing better than settling down for some seasonal music after a day of rushing around. Tulsa venues are rolling out the red carpet with options for top entertainment.
Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artists Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith usher in the season with “Christmas: An Unforgettable Night of Music” on Dec. 1. The concert also features Jordan Smith, Season 9 winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” and a full symphony orchestra. Tickets are $39.50-$125.
Acclaimed violinist Lindsey Stirling’s “Warmer in the Winter” Christmas Tour hits the BOK Center on Dec. 2 with big beats, infectious dance energy, electronica and animation. Chart-topping hits and unconventional concerts have brought Stirling sold-out performances worldwide. Tickets are $32.50-$62.50.
While you’re at the BOK Center for music, don’t forget about Winterfest, now in its 10th year of skating beneath the skyline. Located just outside the venue’s main entrance on West Third Street, Winterfest runs Nov. 24-Jan. 7.
200 S. Denver Ave. | bokcenter.com
VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education
Barry Epperley, founder and former artistic director and conductor of Signature Symphony, returns to the podium for its annual “Christmas in Tulsa” Pops concert Dec. 8-9. Local ensembles — including three violinists performing a bravura arrangement of the traditional carol “We Three Kings” — will join the Signature Chorale for an evening of Christmas cheer. Tickets are $32-$47.
Tulsa vocalist Brian Nhira, Season 10 alumnus of NBC’s “The Voice,” brings his second “Christmas with Brian Nhira and Friends from ‘The Voice’” to the PACE on Dec. 16. This concert will feature a collection of popular Christmas tunes performed by Nhira, other performers from the TV show and local musicians Jesse Graver and Suzi Land. Tickets are $25-$45.
10300 E. 81st St. | tulsacc.edu/campus-locations/vantrease-pace
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Ring in the holidays with Tulsa Festival Ringers, a local handbell choir founded in 1991. The group performs two concerts Dec. 6 with the set of American Theatre Co.’s “A Christmas Carol” as a backdrop. Admission is free to these lunchtime concerts. Bring your own lunch.
Jazz ensemble Sheridan Road, founded in 2012 by Barry Epperley, brings its vocal nostalgia, a cappella carols and jazzy holiday tunes Dec. 21 and 22. Guests will enjoy candlelight seating with wine, cheese, coffee and yuletide desserts. Tickets are $40, adults; $36, seniors; and $25, children 12 and under and students.
101 E. Third St. | tulsapac.com