Music notes: Songs of the yuletide season are filling the mountain air
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Music of the seasonon Temple Square

Forty-minute performances by high-school, college and community choral groups will take place at various locations on Temple Square. For a schedule of Christmas concerts and events, visit www.lds.org/events and click on Temple Square performances. Visit bit.ly/SwOvxx for a list of events.

When • Today through Monday, Nov. 25-Dec. 3, 1-8:30 p.m.

Where • Temple Square, 15 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Jazz foursome to perform

The Jazz Vespers Quartet will perform a tribute to Stevie Wonder. Visit facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Vespers-Quartet/364277976994593 for information.

When • Tonight at 7:30

Where • First Unitarian Church, 569 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Sandy to Deck the Hall

Sandy City will kick off the holidays with its Deck the Hall celebration, Santa will visit from 5-7:30 p.m., along with three choir performances. The lights will be turned on at 6 p.m.

When • Monday, Nov. 26, 5-7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy

Tickets • Free

Hear winning compositions

Winning compositions from the University of Utah New Music Ensemble international composition competition will be performed.

When • Monday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Dumke Recital Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Browning String Quartet to perform

The Weber State University department of performing arts presents WSU faculty members in "An Evening of Grieg and Beethoven," featuring the Browning String Quartet in the Allred Theater.

When • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Weber State University, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, 3750 Harrison Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • Free

Rosco String Quartet in recital

Listen to the Rosco String Quartet, the University of Utah's premier quartet, play works by Beethoven and Stravinsky.

When • Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Where • Dumke Recital Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

An evening of story and song

Timpanogos Storytelling and the Utah Valley Symphony will present an evening of story and song featuring Kevin Kling, celebrated playwright and storyteller.

When • Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 28-29, 7 p.m.

Where • Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center St., Provo

Tickets • $12, $35 for family pass of six or $6/ticket for group of 10 or more; visit www.coveycenter.org

From the classics to the standards

Southern Utah University presents Piano Extravaganza. Ranging from the classics to standards, the program will include Johann Sebastian Bach's "Sheep May Safely Graze," Kevin Olson's "At the Robot Factory," Franz Schubert's Military March No. 1 and "When the Saints Go Marching In."

When • Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Heritage Center Theater, 105 N. 100 East, Cedar City

Tickets • $6, $4 for SUU faculty/staff, SUU students are free with a valid ID card; visit www.suu.edu/arts

Young virtuoso violinist to perform

The U. of U. School of Music welcomes Simone Porter, 15-year-old violin virtuoso, as part of its Virtuoso Series.

When • Friday, Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8-$18; visit kingsburyhall.utah. edu/performances/ simone-porter-violin

Westminster Chamber Singers in concert

The Westminster College Chamber Singers will perform a holiday concert in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. Directed by Christopher Quinn, the Chamber Singers will perform an evening of choral classics and holiday favorites.

When • Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.,

Where • Vieve Gore Concert Hall, 1250 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; visit ezticketlive.com/checkout/event_view.asp?id=21

Hear Menotti and Handel in Provo

The Utah Lyric Opera will begin its 2012-13 season with two revered Christmas traditions: Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors," and a sing-along of Handel's "Messiah" with the Wasatch Chorale and Mountain View High School Chamber Choir.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Where • Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center St., Provo

Tickets • $12; ULO season subscribers: adults $10, children $5; visit bit.ly/TEVKkA

The bells ring out with yuletide music

The Wesley Bell Ringers will perform Christmas concerts.

When • Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.

Where • Cottonwood Presbyterian Church, 1580 E. Vine St., Murray

Tickets • Free; donations to support the choir accepted.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.

Where • Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South, Millcreek

Tickets • Free; donations to support the choir accepted.

When • Sunday, Dec. 2, 6 p.m.

Where • Clearfield Community Church, 200 S. 400 East, Clearfield