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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Maestro Christopher Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra pay tribute to composer Richard Strauss with a performance of his 1888 tone poem Don Juan, as well as excerpts from the modernist operas, 1908's Elektra and 1905's hit Salome, based on Oscar Wilde's play. Making her NSO debut is Swedish soprano Iréne Theorin, who impressed critics and audiences alike with her roles in Wagner at the Met. Bass-baritone John Relyea's also appeared at the Met, along with the San Francisco, Seattle, Paris and Munich State Operas, among others. 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