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Joyful, joyful

Daniel Pinkham's Christmas Cantata will be presented Friday at 7:30 p.m. in St. Paul's Cathedral, at Church and Pearl streets in downtown Buffalo. Presented by Friends of Music at St. Paul's Cathedral, the concert will include the voices of the Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls, plus a brass quartet.

Admission is $10; $5 for students. One child 12 and under is admitted free with purchase of an adult ticket. Go to www.musicatstpauls.com or the Shea's Ticket Office, 650 Main St.

Daniel Rogers Pinkham, 79, was music director of Kings Chapel, Boston, for 42 years until retiring in 2000. According to St. Paul's, "Christmas Cantata, composed in 1957... was originally scored for chorus and double brass choir (10 instruments), with an optional organ part. While ... it utilizes traditional Nativity texts "Gloria in excelsis Deo ", and "O magnum mysterium ", among others , it is original throughout, and captures the spirit of the season via its Latin texts and the variety in color and pace of its music."

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Historic holidays

The family celebration ?"A Winter's Fest Eve" takes place Thursday from 6 to ?8:30 p.m. at the Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House, a National Register museum-home in Lockport, whose 12 rooms are all dressed up for the holidays. Live music by Randy Andropolis and friends accompanies the tour, which includes holidays cookies and hot-mulled cider. All tours ?and events are open to the public; and families with children age 8 or older are encouraged to attend.

No tickets are required; donations will be accepted at the door. The museum is at 143 Ontario St. The house is also open for tours from one to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 16.

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Fill the bank

Musician Ian Hunter ("All the Young Dudes," "Cleveland Rocks") will perform at the Feed the City Benefit Concert for the Food Bank of Western New York on Saturday at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $28 in advance, $35 at the door; available at the Town Ballroom box office or www.tickets.com.