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Beverly: The Paul Madore Chorale presents “A Tribute to Benjamin Britten” featuring three of Britten’s best known works, each very different in style and structure. “A Ceremony of Carols” is a setting of several British carols accompanied by solo harp and done in the style of an Anglican choral evensong. “Simple Symphony” was originally intended as a learning experience for young musicians in the style of the symphony. “Rejoice in the Lamb” is a festival cantata for four soloists, choir, and organ. Sunday, 3 p.m., First Parish Unitarian Church, 225 Cabot St. $22, $18 seniors (60 and over) and students (18 and under). 978-922-3968, www.paulmadorechorale.org.
Beverly: Acclaimed poet Marge Piercy reads from her work. Tuesday, 4 p.m., Endicott College, 376 Hale St. Free. 978-927-9031, www.endicott.edu.
Somerville: Massmouth’s story slam, “Holidays Madness” at the Precinct, features tales of the madness that occurs during holidays. Modeled after poetry slams, massmouth’s story slams invite storytellers — from experienced performers to first-timers — to share a real-life story in five minutes. Tuesday, 6:30-9 p.m., Precinct Bar, 70 Union Square. $10, $8 advance. 617-623-9211, www.massmouth.ning.com.