In addition, the SPCO will play an invitation-only concert for members of the military and their families.
The orchestra will split into two ensembles for the concerts. One group will play Bach's Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 3 and 6 and excerpts from Mozart's Divertimento No. 11 and Handel's Water Music at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater on December 8 at 7 p.m.; at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis on December 9 at 10:45 a.m.; and at Hopkins High School in Hopkins on December 9 a 7 p.m.
The other group will play Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4 and 5 and Corelli's Christmas Concerto at the SPCO Center in St. Paul on December 9 at 12 p.m. and at Faith Covenant Church in Burnsville at 2 p.m.
The concert for military families, in Stillwater on December 9, will include the fourth and fifth Brandenburg Concertos, excerpts from Handel's Messiah, and an arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner.