The old and the new
SANDLAPPER SINGERS: 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Ashland Road UMC, 2600 Ashland Road; and Friday at St. Joseph Catholic, 3600 Devine St. “What Shall I Bring?” is a holiday concert that includes music reflecting the changes in America’s holiday customs with traditional carols and a commissioned work that features the voices of the Young Sandlapper Singers. A 12-piece string ensemble will accompany the singers. Tickets are $15. (803) 381-5481; http://sandlappersingers.org
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A play with music
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”: 3 p.m. Sunday at Trustus Theater, 520 Lady St. The popular offering from last season returns with five actors performing all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score onstage in a reimagined production. Additional show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 11, 18; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 12, 13, 19, 20; and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 (there will be a talk-back following the performance). Tickets are $22; military and seniors, $20; students, $15. (803) 254-9732; http://trustus.org
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Live! From New York...
THE MET: LIVE IN HD: “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg,” noon Saturday at the Regal Sandhill Stadium 16, 450 Town Center Place and Regal Columbia Grande Stadium 14, 1250 Bower Parkway. James Levine conducts Wagner’s epic comedy about a group of Renaissance “master singers” whose song contest unites a city. Tickets are $24, seniors, $22; children, $18. http://fathomevents.com