December 3, 2013
Masterworks Chorale's Home for the Holidays concert will be offered in two consecutive performances, at 2 and 4 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the Transfiguration Episcopal Church in San Mateo. Between performances, "an abundant array of holiday cookies" will be offered to sweeten the deal.
It's called a "cookie buffet," and it's included with the already modest admission price of $10 to $20 ($25 at the door).
Highlights of the program: "Deck the Nutcracker Hall" (the traditional carol mixed with Tchaikovsky); "The Boar's Head Carol"; Nygard's "Carols Around" (combining Dona Nobis Pacem with the familiar "First Noel," "Away in a Manger" and other carols); and the West Indian Spiritual, "The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy."