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Chanticleer, the well-known Bay Area male choir, brings its year’s holiday concert, “A Chanticleer Christmas,” to St. Vincent’s Church for two concerts, at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. The church is at 35 Liberty St. Tickets are $35 to $65. Go to chanticleer.org.

Petaluma Valley Baptist Church offers its encore Festival of Christmas from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. The event includes Celebration Choir,  Casa Grande Concert Choir, Kenilworth Junior High Jazz Band, children’s games, a living nativity, tea room and international foods. The church is at 580 Sonoma Mountain Parkway. Admission is free. Visit petalumabaptist.org or call 763-2277.

Petaluma United Methodist Church hosts its annual Christmas concert, the Canticle of Joy, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. The church Chancel Choir performs with guest soloist, soprano Lisa Jouaneh. The concert is free. The church is at Fifth and D streets. Go to petalumaumc.org or call 762-9785.

The Petaluma Children’s Chorus holds its inaugural concert this week, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17  in Cram Hall, the parish hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church.  The concert is free. The church is at Fifth and C streets; the hall on C Street behind the church. Call 762-8872.

Kay Fish directs the choir of First Presbyterian Church in a concert of contemporary and traditional Christmas music, part of the 4th at 1st concert series. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21. The church is at 939 B St. Admission is free. Call 762-8269 or go to petalumafirst.com.

Vince Guaraldi’s music from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” can be heard, performed by the Jim Martinez Trio with vocalist Laura Didier, starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. The jazzy holiday sounds will ring out at the Vine Church of Petaluma, 1129 Industrial Ave. Cost is $12 to $15. Go to thevinepetaluma.org or call 256-8463.

Looking Ahead:

Making plans for the last night of 2012? Cinnabar Theater’s annual New Year’s Eve gala is “A Couple of Blaguards,” a rollicking cabaret show with Tim Kniffin and Steven Abbott portraying Frank and Malachy McCourt. The McCourt brothers (authors of “Angela’s Ashes” and “A Monk Swimming”) tell of their hardscrabble life in Ireland and journey to Brooklyn in words, upbeat tunes and ballads. The show starts at 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, and the evening includes treats, desserts and wines, plus champagne and party favors at the clock chimes 12. Tickets are $60 to $75 and reservations are suggested. Call 763-8920 or visit cinnabartheater.org. Cinnabar is at 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North.

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