Lots of Christmas concerts in La Jolla this weekend, Dec. 14-16
• Bach Collegium San Diegowill present “Hodie! Christus Natus Est,” a sequence of choral music for Advent and Christmas sung by candlelight, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, La Jolla, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the San Diego History Center, Casa de Balboa, Balboa Park. Tickets: $20-$40. (619) 341-1726. bachcollegiumsd.org
• La Jolla United Methodist Church’s
“A Celebration of Carols” starts at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, and features the Chancel and Dorian Bell Choirs, at 6063 La Jolla Blvd. The program includes selections from Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols,” with John Rutter, Don Forrest, Howard Hebey and Craig Courtney accompanied by piano, strings, woodwinds, and harp. Free admission. A freewill offering will be taken. Refreshments. lajollaunitedmethodist.org
• La Jolla Presbyterian Church’s “Born is the King”
Christmas Concert will be offered at two times this year, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7715 Draper Ave. The LJPC Chancel Choir and orchestra under the direction of Dr. Keith Pedersen will celebrate Christ’s birth with a program of Bach’s “Magnificat,” which “reflects on Mary’s response to the news that she will bear the Messiah.” The concert will also showcase the Handbell, Chancel, Youth and Children’s Choirs performing traditional carols and Christmas favorites. No tickets are required. A freewill offering will be taken.. Free parking in underground garage accessed from Kline St. A reception will follow. (
will present The Westwind Brass, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8320 La Jolla Scenic Dr. North. A freewill offering will be taken. (858) 453-3550.