The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society proudly presents our 3rd annual Renaissance Christmas concert weekend! Performing in period dress, we will take you back to the time of great feasts in great halls with the joy and merriment of the Christmas Season. With our Procession of the Court into the Banquet Hall with Masters in This Hall you will transported to the world of Elizabethan England. There will also be some well-known Christmas carols and other holiday songs to put you in the Spirit of the Season.
This year’s performance will feature Benjamin Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’. This beautiful choral piece was inspired by medieval poetry and also incorporates elements of Gregorian chant. The Ceremony of Carols will be accompanied by harpist, Jacqueline Pollauf. Ms. Pollauf holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory and is on the faculty of Baltimore School for the Arts and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has received awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and Chamber Music America. She recently was praised for playing with a “transcendent ability” (The Sybaritic Singer) after premiering a new work for harp and voice at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
There will be three performances of the Renaissance Christmas concert:
The first performance on Thursday, December 6th will be a benefit concert for the Peace Lutheran Church Food Pantry. There is no cost to attend this modified performance, but a contribution will be greatly appreciated. There will also be a cookie sale sponsored by Peace Lutheran. The concert begins at 7:30 pm.
The concert on Saturday, December 8th will include a full dinner (choice of ham, turkey with stuffing or vegetarian lasagna) and dessert. Seating is limited for the dinner concert and must be reserved in advance. Tickets for the Dinner concert are $40 for adults and $35 for seniors, students and Military with ID. Order your tickets now so you don’t miss it! The audience should be seated by 6:30 pm for this 7 pm concert.
The Sunday, December 9th performance will be a concert followed by a dessert reception. This concert will begin at 3:30 pm. Tickets for the Sunday Dessert concert are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students and Military with ID. Advance ticket purchase recommended.
All 3 concerts will be performed at Peace Lutheran Church (11610 Rubina Pl, Waldorf, MD). Tickets can be purchased from our website (www.chesapeakechoral.com
) or reserved by calling
301-642-0594. Chesapeake Choral Arts is a 501c3 organization. We welcome new members!