HOLIDAY Concerts - A festival of LESSONS and carols and a visit from st. nicholas

The 2017-2018 season opens with two different presentations – the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols which includes carols and readings from the Bible as well as a more secular presentation featuring modern holiday choral arrangements woven around classic Christmas poetry.  Both concerts feature the beloved A Ceremony of Carols, which British composer Benjamin Britten wrote during World War II while he was crossing the Atlantic in 1942 aboard a cargo ship and perfectly captures the mystery and majesty of the season. This work is accompanied by harp and presented by candlelight, which is sure to be a memorable part of your holiday season.

December 9, 2017 7:00pm - Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church, Ashburn, VA - A Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 10, 2017 4:00pm - Epiphany Episcopal Church, Herndon, VA - A Visit from St. Nicholas

December 16, 2017 4:00pm - St. James' Episcopal Church, Leesburg, VA - A Visit from St. Nicholas

December 17, 2017 4:00pm - Trinity Episcopal Church, Upperville, VA - A Festival of Lessons and Carols




A Ceremony of Carols                                                                    Benjamin Britten

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day                                           Audrey Snyder

I Wonder as I Wander                                                                   John Jacob Niles, arr. Steve Pilkington

Ave Maria                                                                                         Franz Biebl

Gabriel’s Message                                                                           Jonathan Rathbone

We Three Kings                                                                               John Henry Hopkins, Jr.

Santa Claus is Back in Town                                                       Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, arr. Deke Sharon

Jingle Bells                                                                                       Audrey Synder

Betelehemu/Sing Noel                                                                   Erik Jones