Choral Arts' Family Christmas Concert: The Night Before Christmas
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The last date listed for Family Christmas Concert was Saturday December 18, 2010 / 4:00pm.
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The National Symphony Orchestra's latest innovative program, NEW MOVES: symphony + dance, kicks off with a concert featuring the combined talents of the NSO and dancers from KEIGWIN + COMPANY. On the bill will be selections from Leonard Bernstein's On the Town and On the Waterfront, with new choreography by Larry Keigwin. The orchestra will also showcase William Schuman's New England Triptych, the 1956 three-part series of tone poems. Finally, Sue Heineman, the NSO's principal bassoonist, will be featured on Marc Neikrug's Bassoon Concerto. Learn More
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Holiday spirit comes alive in this one-hour theatrical concert, perfect for all ages. Weaving story-telling and song, Choral Arts’ Family Christmas Concert: The Night Before Christmas follows a little boy into the mystical world of the Reluctant Dragon as he brings his own family together just in time for Christmas. With special guests Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph, this is holiday fun for even the littlest music fan!
For the past six years, The Choral Arts Society of Washington has annually presented its sell-out Family Christmas Concert for the DC Metro area. Each year, guest conductor Joseph Holt and playwright/director Mary Hall Surface bring to life a classic holiday story from around the world through an accessible script and favorite holiday carols.
- Is one-hour long
- Features two to five actors
- Interweaves simple dialogue between choral selections to tell a holiday story
- Is performed with community and child actors
- Is a seasonal highlight for children *ages five *and up
Joseph Holt, _guest conductor
Mary Hall Surface_, playwright/director
Stephen Cramer, tenor
Bob McDonald,_ baritone