We are blessed with a wealth of music to pick at any time. But during the holidays we have an embarrassment of riches from many traditions. Some, like The Dream Isaiah Saw, are reflective of deeply held spirituality. Others like I Wish You Christmas reflect the warmth and community human beings have always built in face of season or circumstance. And on Tuesday it was particularly striking to hear the choir sing Hanerot Halalu as our rehearsal coincided with the first night of Hanukkah and the first real cold snap of the season. Throughout the evening, the room came alive with sound. Sometimes in unison, sometimes in overtone, always beautiful.
And that was just us.
This weekend the room is going to positively ring with amazing, joyful music when we will be joined by talented voices from the Oakton Singers — directed by Tiffany Powell, and an orchestra of some of the best youth musicians in the state. Our director, Mike Horanski is especially excited to welcome Andrew Hitz, who used to play with the Boston Brass, and is “one of the best tuba players on the planet.”
Do you have tickets?
We sing Sounds of the Season: Rutter’s Gloria! on December 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm in the beautiful sanctuary of Annandale United Methodist Church (6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003).
Tickets are $25/adults, $20/seniors(65+) and students (15-18). Youth aged 14 and younger always attend for free when accompanied by a ticket holding patron. And we absolutely encourage kids to attend.
After that they will be available at the door. The box office opens at 3:30 pm.