The holidays bring a wide variety of concerts for your consideration — everything from sacred music to pops, classical instrumental works to movies.
Vienna Boys’ Choir
The Vienna Boys’ Choir (aka the Wiener Sängerknaben) returns to Cathedral Concerts on the night before Thanksgiving. The sailor-suited boys will perform a program of music ranging from Gregorian chant to a grand opera chorus with a religious text and lots in between, including the Vivaldi “Gloria.”
When 8 p.m. Nov. 22 • Where Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Boulevard • How much $24-$47 • More info 314-533-7662; cathedralconcerts.org
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra really does have something for every taste. On the classical side, the holidays start with Thanksgiving weekend. There are three performances of the program, led by conductor Jun Märkl, a festival in Spanish style that includes Ravel’s beloved “Bolero” and violinist Karen Gomyo playing Sarasate’s dazzling “Carmen Fantasy.”
When 8 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25, 3 p.m. Nov. 26 • Where Powell Symphony Hall, 718 North Grand Boulevard • How much $25-$86 • More info 314-534-1700; slso.org
Nicholas McGegan conducts the chorus, orchestra and soloists in an all-Vivaldi program, headlined by “Gloria,” the first weekend in December. A week later, conductor-harpsichordist Laurence Cummings leads mandolinist Avital and principal oboe Jelena Dirks in more Vivaldi — “The Four Seasons,” with the mandolin subbing for the violin — along with music by Corelli, Marcello and Torelli.
When “Gloria,” 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2; “Four Seasons,” 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8, 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 3 p.m. Dec. 10 • Where Powell Symphony Hall • How much $25-$82.50 7 More info 314-534-1700; slso.org
St. Louis Children’s Choirs
450 sweet young voices arranged in six…