By now, you’re probably wondering what our next concert, “Solstice” is about – because VCS always puts a fresh spin on the holidays! So here is your answer:
As some of you have noticed our concert, Solstice: Light and Dark, happens to fall on the day of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year.
Solstice also happens to be one of our most unusual concerts for a cause. Our hope is to draw attention to some of the unique mental health challenges at this traditionally happy and festive time of year. In fact this can be be a time of sadness, literally for those who suffer SAD. But it can also be a time of great community and immense hope, of lifting us up and carrying us all back to light and health as the days gradually grow longer. For this concert, VCS will partner with organizations and highlight approaches that assist with mental health self-care.
As for the music – which sings to the natural ebb and flow of dark and light in our lives – it promises to be gorgeous. You can expect pieces such as the traditional 17th century carol All Hail To The Days as well as modern American classics like Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque, and the breathtaking Appalachian folk song Bright Morning Stars.
I can tell you that at rehearsal #2 this week, we were already sounding really good. 80 voices is an incredibly moving sound. Please do mark your calendar and join us, won’t you?
4:30 pm, Saturday, December 21, 2013
Vienna Baptist Church
(541 Marshall Road SW, Vienna, VA)