El Fuego Early Music Ensemble’s concert Friday in Chapel Hill brings Christmas songs and music from 16th century Spain and the colonies of South America. Accompanied by recorder, harpsichord and baroque guitar, four vocalists sing works by Mateo Flecha and others. The concert is a benefit for Kidznotes.
Chapel of the Cross, 7 p.m. $15 (seniors/students $10; children $5). 617-922-9667 or elfuegofire.com.
- Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham offers a wide range of Christmas music, either recently composed or newly arranged, in a free concert in Duke Chapel Friday night. Details at vocalartsensemble.org.
- Voices, the Chapel Hill Chorus, presents a Christmas concert Saturday night in Durham’s Carolina Theatre, featuring music by Karl Jenkins and soloist Andrea Edith Moore. Details at voiceschapelhill.org.