The Friday Dec. 11, Column


Soundbytes – Bits and Pieces

Once again, MusicWorks!Sonoma is back with a holiday concert, this year titled “Christmas in Sonoma.” at the St. Francis Solano Church on Sunday, Dec. 13. Since 2011, the organization has helped various non-profits raise more than $100,000. Artistic Director, James Griewe, and accompanist, John Simon, will be leading up the group for a Christmas concert celebrating traditional carols as well as new musical stylings for Christmas that are both dynamic and beautiful. Local music teachers Carolyn Niehaus, of Altimira and Adele Harrison Middle Schools and Casey Jones, of Sonoma Valley High School and selected students will be invited guest performers. Judy Coe, well known Bay Area professional flautist will appear as special guest artist. This years show will be in the memory of Father Mike Kelly, who passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 7. Showtime is 7 p.m. and the event is free and open to the public, although donations of any kind will be accepted.


The Sonoma Community Center is presenting a holiday concert on the Rotary Stage in Andrew’s Hall on Saturday, Dec. 12, called “ Holiday Soul” and will feature a number of performers from the center’s musical department. Music Director Cynthia Tarr will be directing the show and had this to say about it. “We’ve taken a unique approach for a holiday show, our program will include an eclectic collection of spiritual and secular music, often humorous with a handful of beautiful carols, to convey the overall spirit of this time of year.”

Participants include Alex Antenen, Beverly Prevost, Brigitte Doneux, Caitlin Cornwall, Carolyn Alioto, Cathie Powell, Claudia Robbins, Cynthia Tarr, Deborah Kinney, Ilene Briggin, Jana Petersen, Jane Levin, Jeni Nichols, Jennie Nourse, Jessica Terwilliger,Judy Bowles, Katherine Culligan, Kathleen Corbin, Keala Gerhard, Keith Bongiovanni, Kim Hughes, Kim Schuh, Larry Peck, Lavetha Judd, Lisa Micheli, Margaret Hatcher, Mary Sue Ulven-Rank, Mary Ziegler, Maureen Baker, Merritt Booster, Micaelia Randolph, Norma Barnett, Pam Gilberd, Robyn Muscardini, Roxy Phillips, Susan Frye, Tami Montoya and Tina Metelmann

The show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. with doors at 6:30 p.m. Festive holiday attire is suggested. For more info and tickets call 938-4626 ext. 1 or visit


Chris Hanlin
Chris Hanlin

Rundown – the Set List

Annex Wine Bar
865 W. Napa St. Sonoma – 938-7779

Tonight, Dec. 11, Sue Albano and Chris Caselli – Acoustic – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12, Hi-Fi Shakedown – 7:30 p.m.

Barking Dog Roasters
18133 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma – 939-1905

Tonight, Dec 11, Stewart Degner – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 12, Hugh Gallagher – 5 p.m.

Blue Moon Saloon
19380 Sonoma Hwy. Sonoma – 996-3055

Saturday, Dec.12, Karaoke – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Dec, 13, Blues Jam – all welcome – 10 p.m.

B&V Whiskey Bar and Grille
400 First St. E. Sonoma – 938-7110

Tonight, Dec. 11, DJ Hi – C – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12, DJ 2 – 9 p.m.

El Verano Inn
705 Laurel Ave. El Verano – 935-0611

Saturday, Dec. 12, Tilted Halos – 9 p.m.

Friday Farmers Market
Depot Park – 270 First St W. Sonoma

Today, Dec. 11, Stewart Degner – 9:30 a.m. .

HopMonk Tavern
691 Broadway Sonoma – 935-9100

Tonight, Dec. 11, Chris Hanlin – 8 p.m
Saturday, Dec. 12, Clay Bell – 8 p.m.

Murphy’s Irish Pub
464 First St. E. Sonoma – 935-0660.

Tonight, Dec. 11, One Eyed Reilly – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12, Mostly Simply Bluegrass – 8 p.m.

Olde Sonoma Public House
18615 Sonoma Hwy. Boyes Hot Springs – 938-7587

Sunday, Dec. 13, Karaoke – 7:30 p.m.

Plaza Bistro
420 First St E. Sonoma – 996-4466

Tonight, Dec. 11, John Kalleen Quintet – 7 p.m.

Rossi’s 1906 Dancehall
401 Grove St. El Verano – 343-0044

Tonight, Dec. 11, Rubber Soul – Acoustic Beatles Experience – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12, DJ Rootsy – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13, Sweet Potato5 – 5 p.m.

Schellville Grill
22900 Broadway, Sonoma – 996-5151

Saturday, Dec. 12, Butch Engle and Styx – 12:30 p.m.

Sonoma Community Center
276 E. Napa St., Sonoma – 938-4626

Saturday, Dec. 12, Holiday Soul – 7:30 p.m.

Sonoma Speakeasy and American Music Hall
452 First St. E. ste. G. Sonoma – 996-1364.

Tonight, Dec. 11, Tim Eschliman, Kevin Zuffi, David Somers and Nick Otis – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12, Full Circle – 4:30 p.m. – Tudo Bem – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13, Mark Dennis, Mark Willson and Friends – 4:30 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building
126 First St. W. Sonoma – 938-4105

Saturday, Dec. 12 – Sonoma Sinatra Stan Pappas – 5 p.m.

St. Francis Solano Church
469 Third St. W. Sonoma – 996-6759

Sunday, Dec. 13. MusicWorks! – 7 p.m.


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