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Newburyport: The Boston Camerata presents “The Brotherhood of the Star: A Hispanic Christmas 1300-1700.” The concert features works from Spanish-speaking countries directed by Joel Cohen, with the women’s choir “Les Fleurs des Caraibes” joining as guests. Saturday, 8 p.m. First Parish Church of Newbury, Route 1. www.bostoncamerata.org.
Rockport: After the town of Rockport’s traditional Christmas pageant on Main Street, Rockport Music will hold an evening of singing holiday favorites. Hosted by Bill Hausman, it will feature the Rockport High School Madrigals. Saturday, 7 p.m. Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. Free. 978-546-7391, rockportmusic.org.
Salisbury: The Brew, childhood friends from Boston in their mid-20s who have traveled afar singing of romance and tragedy, host an End of the World Party. Friday, 8 p.m. Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Ocean Front North. $15. 978-462-5888.