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Cohasset: In “Joyeux Noël!,” Musical Offering will present a Christmas concert of French baroque music for voices and instruments, featuring pieces by Charpentier, Couperin, and de Lalande coupled with familiar and favorite carols. Sunday, 3 p.m., First Parish in Cohasset, 23 N. Main St. $15, $10 students and seniors. 781-383-1100, www.musical-offering.org.
Hingham: The 17th annual Winter Solstice Poetry evening features a choral quintet, Crossroads, in winter carols and poems set to music. The solstice heralds the beginning of winter and the increase of light each day until the summer solstice arrives in June. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Old Ship Meeting House Parish House, 107 Main St. Free. 781-749-1679.
Plymouth: Pilgrim Festival Chorus will host a Messiah Sing, an audience participation sing-along concert. Considered a musical rite of the holiday season, audience members enjoy a “walk-in” opportunity to sing as part of a performance of G.F. Handel’s “Messiah.” Sunday, 3 p.m., Church of the Pilgrimage, 8 Town Square. $10. 508-746-3026, www.pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.