Accompanied by an orchestra, the Paul Madore Chorale performs “Stella Natalis” and “Joy to the World,” two contemporary works by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, at 8 p.m., at Sainte Anne’s Church, 290 Jefferson Ave., Salem. Tickets cost $25 for general admission, $22 for senior citizens age 60 and over and students ages 18 and under. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call 978-887-3298, 978-774-7981 or visit www.paulmadorechorale.org.
The Stetson Art Gallery at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead is hosting a special exhibit through Dec. 31, which features the artwork of Salem State University visiting scholar Guanghui Xu. Xu's works range from room-sized installations to wall-hung paper sculptures to screen printed impressionistic works. While the size of Stetson Gallery doesn't allow a large installation, the selection of works on view demonstrates the range of Xu’s artistic expression. Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception today from noon to 2 p.m. in the Stetson Gallery, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. For more information, visit uumarblehead.org or email email@example.com.
After having been postponed last weekend because of the snow storm, the Luminaria that was rescheduled for this evening has officially been cancelled due to a high chance of rain. But don't let this dampen the holiday spirit as Christmas caroling will still take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Greenlawn Cemetery Chapel, 57 Orne St., Salem. The holiday get-together and sing-along includes refreshments, and everyone is invited. Carolers are asked to bring cookies, a flashlight and a singing voice. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/FriendsofGreenlawn/.