7:30 pm, Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116, Admission: $20 at the door. For information: 617-776-8778
The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra gave its inaugural concert December 23, 1973, at the Church of the Covenant in Boston as a benefit for the Chelsea Fire Fund. Aardvark will return to the church five decades later, to celebrate its 50th Annual Christmas Concert.
As always, this beloved Boston holiday tradition will feature joyful music, from jazz-infused carols to spirituals to Mark Harvey originals, including his Afro-Jazz Benedictus and his high energy arrangement of Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, a staple of the Christmas concerts since the very first performance in 1973.
Proceeds will support the Poor People’s United Fund, an organization that works to alleviate the suffering of poor and homeless people in Greater Boston.