WHATEVER ELSE it is, December is the month for music. Ponds, rivers and oceans of beautiful music. In the Baltimore area, music is flowing everywhere.
On Page C14 is a chronological list of holiday concerts and other mostly classical music events through early January. Some events are free; some cost money. Many need reservations. Some reflect the religious themes of the season; others don't.
A number require decision-making: eight concerts are listed at 3 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. But the concerts are also spread out and varied enough to please anyone. Clip and save the list. Here's a sampling:
* Nine "Messiahs" (others such as the U.S. Naval Academy's are already sold out).
* Celebrities Pat Boone and Florence Henderson, The Chieftains, The Vienna Choir Boys, The Charlie Byrd Trio, The Annapolis Brass, pianist Alicia de Larrocha, tenor Chris Merritt, The Boys Choir of Harlem and Hollywood composer Jerry Goldsmith.
* Programs for children include the Baltimore School for the Arts performance of "Hansel and Gretel" and "The Nutcracker."
* Fun at the Inner Harbor includes a holiday sing-along at the Convention Center Dec. 9 and a mass tuba concert Dec. 14 in Harborplace.
Let the music begin and the melodies flow.