Songs of the Season: The Mystery of the History
Date: November 20, 2013
Location: Virginia, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Join the Alexandria Choral Society as they unravel the stories behind the melodies that buzz in our collective consciousness this time of year.
Revel in the lush harmonies of your favorite Christmas carols while Mike Baker, acclaimed local actor (Little Theatre of Alexandria, McLean Community Players), tells stories that give new insight into why these pieces are treasured classics. Featuring a host of holiday favorites, including “Coventry Carol,” “The 12 Days of Christmas,” and “The Holly and the Ivy,” as well as lesser-known works, like “Jesus Christ the Apple Tree” and “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day.”
The concert will also include performances by Pro Coro Alexandria and the winners of our annual Carol Competition, a program encouraging local youth to celebrate the joys of singing in an ensemble. A reception of Christmas cookies and mulled wine and cider will follow the concert in the Grand Hall of the George Washington Masonic Memorial. Part of the Campagna Center’s 43rd Annual Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend.
MICHAEL BAKER, JR., is a seven-time Emmy Award-winning TV host, reporter and producer. He hosted and produced a talk show on Bravo for six years. Mike is a local actor who has garnered multiple awards for his performances in musical and dramatic theatre. He has also performed in New York as well as locally at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, and The White House.
Date: Saturday, December 7, 8:00 pm
Location: George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301
Tickets: $25/Adults; $15/Seniors and Military; $10/Students; Free/kids 13 and under
Tickets available online: http://www.alexchoralsociety.org/