Winter Solstice Concert
A Celebration of Light: Music for the Winter Solstice
Friday, December 21, at 7:30 p.m. // TICKETS (Adults, $20; students, $10)*
Virginia Girls Choir and Sanctuary, the Compline Choir
On the longest night of the year, enjoy a candlelight concert celebrating the lengthening of days and the coming of light. The one-hour concert will feature musical reflections on light from composers across the ages. Pieces will be about winter, light (with particular reference to Christ as the light), Advent, and Mary.
During the time of year when the days have grown shorter and shorter, while shopping, parties, and other holiday demands threaten to eclipse the Advent season, take time with family and friends to listen to stirring music in our beautiful church.
The Virginia Girls Choir is an auditioned choir of girls from grades 5 through 12 from throughout the community. Their director is Kerry Court. Founded in 2008, this accomplished choir recorded a Christmas CD, “An Unexpected Christmas,” and has performed on tour in the United States and England. The choir sings during Sunday morning worship and for special services, concerts and recordings. In addition, this choir sings for Choral Evensong on Wednesdays during the school year.
Sanctuary is a mixed choir directed by Michael Simpson. They sing the 30-minute Compline service each Sunday at 8 p.m., and occasionally sing at other special services. The choir formed in 2010 to sing for Compline which was originally envisioned as a special offering for our centennial year. It became so popular that the a cappella service, and the choir, have continued. This choir also recorded a CD of music used in our Compline service, titled simply “Sanctuary.” Compline is an ancient service of Psalms and prayers, found on page 127 in the Book of Common Prayer.
You may reserve tickets here until December 20; they are also available in the parish office through December 21. *We want concerts, speakers, and other offerings to be accessible to all. If the ticket cost is a barrier to your participation, please let us know.