The sound of holiday music will fill the air in the weeks to come. Here, in chronological order, is a roundup of many such performances:
The Christmas Quartet will sing at the Towson Town Center, 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, and 7 p.m. Saturday; at the Shops at Kenilworth, noon Friday, and 2 p.m. Dec. 21; at Owings Mills Mall, 9 a.m. Dec. 7 and 14 during the brunch with Santa for which reservations must be made. Call (410) 435-6652.
Security Square Mall will feature area church and school groups at noon tomorrow; noon Sunday; 1 p.m. Dec. 7; noon Dec. 8; 5 p.m. Dec. 10; noon Dec. 14; 1 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22.
White Marsh Mall presents live music on the lower level, Woodies Court, most mornings, afternoons and evenings Saturday through Dec. 22. Local dancers, choirs and musicians will be featured.
Reisterstown Road Plaza is presenting holiday entertainment weekends and selected weekdays in the Plaza's Center Court. Call 358-2275 for details.
St. Charles Chorale will give a Christmas concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, in the Chapel of the Charlestown Retirement Community, 711 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville. Free admission.
Harford Choral Society's annual concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Bel Air United Methodist Church, Linwood Avenue, Bel Air. Call (410) 893-9217.
Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St., a festival of lessons and carols for Advent by the choir of Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, David Riley, director, 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Christian Temple, Edmondson and Academy roads, Catonsville, community concert of seasonal music for choir, organ and strings, followed by a reception. 5:30 p.m., Sunday.Call (410) 747-2041.
Festival of Carols, non-religious, non-denominational, with six choirs participating: The Alleluias, Christ Church for the Deaf, Douglas Memorial Community Church, Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, the Metropolitan Choir of Boys and Men, Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Irish Folk Group Tracy's Dream and the Pentagon Brass Quintet, at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Charles Street at Mount Vernon Place, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday. Admission, $5, to benefit Santa Claus Anonymous. Call (410) 685-5290.
Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave., will have a Hanukkah concert, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, in the Strauss Auditorium. Hannah Tobesman, Peter Slutski and the Soviet Children's Choir will perform. Tickets are $2.50 for members, $5 for non-members. Call (410) 542-4900.
"Bells at Christmas," Towson United Methodist Church hand bell choir will perform, 7 p.m., Dec. 5, at the Cockeysville Area Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library. For free tickets call (410) 887-7750 or visit the library at 9833 Greenside Drive.
The Trinity Choir will present "Come Celebrate Jesus" at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Tickets are $8. Call (410) 557-1700. Performances repeat Dec. 13, 14, 15 at Trinity Aseembly of God church, 2122 W. Joppa Road.
United States Army Field Band will give a Christmas Chamber Music Concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Main Post Chapel, Llewellyn and Roberts streets, Fort Meade. Free. Call (410) 677-6586.
Handel Choir of Baltimore Ninth annual Holiday Sing-Along, 3 p.m. Dec. 7, at the Convention Center. Call (410) 366-6544.
University of Maryland Chorus' annual Christmas concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, and 4 p.m. Dec. 8, in Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland College Park. Music for chorus and brass from 17th to 19th centuries, plus a sing-along of carols. Tickets $3-$8. Call (301) 405-5568.
Dundalk Community College annual student recital and women's chorus concert will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 8, featuring seasonal pieces. Free. Call (410) 285-9875.
Gettysburg Community Chorus, Graceham Moravian Church Handbell Choir and oboist Faye Hermsen, annual concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 8, in the Chapel of the National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg. Free-will offering requested. (301) 447-3121.
Canticle Singers of Baltimore, Bach's "The Childhood of Christ," 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8, Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5300 N. Charles St., and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Zion Lutheran Church, City Hall Plaza. Call (410) 828-7922.
St. David's Choir and Chamber Orchestra, 4700 Roland Ave., Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols" and Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Midnight Mass for Christmas," 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Donation, $7 and $10. Call (410) 467-0476.
Columbia Pro Cantare, accompanied by members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will perform Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Hammond High School. Tickets range from $8 to $12 ($10-$14 at the door). Call (410) 465-5744.
Annapolis Brass Quintet, holiday concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, St. Anne's Church, Church Circle, Annapolis. Reception to follow in church hall. Tickets $15. Call (410) 974-0139.
Johns Hopkins Choral Society performs Bach's "Christmas Oratorio: Cantata I and II" at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at First English Lutheran Church, Charles and 39th streets. The event is free. Call (410) 889-1851.