The Great Barr based Central England Concert Band. Nov 30. St Teresas Club, Perry Barr. For more information tel. 0121 360 8326.

The Elgar Chorale & Camerata commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Benjamin Britten's death. Conducted by Donald Hunt. Dec 1. 7.30pm. All Saint's Church, Deansway, Worcester. tickets available from Worcester Tourist Information Centre (01905 726311).

Hatstand Opera( one of the best known and best quality touring opera companies in Britain). "Christmas Greeting's" is an all singing, cracker snapping Christmas special. Dec 7. 8pm. Bobbington Village Hall. Tickets are available on 01384 221476 or from the Post Office.

Gustav Holst by Dr Joanna Archibald illustrated talk Dec 12. 7.30pm. The Elgar Birthplace Museum, Lower Broadheath. Tickets available from the museum or telephone 01905 333224.

' Friends of the County Music Library' Present a "Christmas Concert." Dec 13. 7.30pm. Feckenham Parish Church. Tickets available from Worcester City Library, Foregate St, Worcester or (01905 765310) or on the door.

Christmas Concert. (Tewkesbury Town Band). Dec 16. 7.30pm. The Rose Theatre, Tewkesbury, Glos. Box Office. 01684 295074.

Christmas is Coming. A festive celebration in words and music conducted by Donald Hunt. Dec 16. 7.30pm. The Swan Theatre. Tickets available on box office (01905 27322).

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra present Christmas Concerts 21, 22 & 23 December. Symphony Hall, Birmingham. (Information tel. 0121 780 3333).

PuzzleJug (five performers with an assortment of instruments) present "Let us be Merry" , traditional carols, songs, wassails & readings). (In aid of Hope and Homes for Children Worcestershire Support Group). Dec 22. 7.30pm. Peopleton Village Hall. Tickets £10 to include supper. Licensed bar available. (from Maxine's Book Shop, 6 High Street, Pershore or 01386 553400/553269).

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra present The Music of Vienna. 4 January. 7.30pm. Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Tickets £6-£33.50. (Information tel. 0121 780 3333)

The King of Instruments - An illuminating talk on organs and organists by Dr Roy Massey MBE. Jan 10 7.30pm. Lumby Recital Room of The Elgar School of Music, Worcester. Tickets £5 Concessions £4. Tickets available from The Elgar School of Music, Deansway, Worcester tel. 01905 28613 or on the door.

Droitwich Concert Club presents "Kungsbacka Piano Trio" January 12 7.30 pm. Droitwich Spa Methodist Church, Droitwich. Tickets £9.50 (Concessions £8.50, Students £3.50). For more information and tickets tel. 01905 775246.