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