A note from WPA Artistic Director, Erin Freeman:
There is no better holiday tradition than listening to great music! It binds us to each other, it connects us to our ancestors, and it reminds us of what's truly important.
For me, a Christmas concert is what got me involved in music and set my life on the wild and crazy ride I've been on since childhood. I'll never forget sitting on the last row of a packed Atlanta Symphony hall, listening to "Christmas with Robert Shaw," hearing music from Bach to spirituals, and sensing how it affected those around me.
Our Blue Ridge Christmas tradition promises to have the same effect on YOU and your loved ones.
I encourage you to bring the young person in your life to this memorable concert! With music by Felix Mendelssohn, John Rutter, and more - plus traditional Christmas carols - you might just help someone fall in love with music.
The program for our 2016 Blue Ridge Christmas has just been revealed! See below for the program and a few video previews.
Don't miss a note - get your tickets now!
Jan Sweelinck: Hodie Christus Natus Est
Joaquin Nin-Culmell: La Virgen Lava Pañales
Laurie Betts Hughes, arr.: Mary, What You Gonna Call That Pretty Little Baby
Barbara Bell/John Rutter: La Berceuse
Matthew Harris: On This Starry Night
Donald Fraser: This Christmastide (Jessye's Carol)
Ian Loeppky, arr.: Adam Lay Ybounden
Felix Mendelssohn: There Shall a Star
Michael Murra, arr.: Ce Matin, J'ai Rencontré Le Train
James Gossler, arr.: Auld Lang Syne, traditional Scottish tune
Philip Stopford, arr.: I Saw Three Ships
Philip Kern, arr.: Mozart's Fa La La
Bob Chilcott: The Wellspring
Stacey V. Gibbs, arr.: See Dat Babe
PLUS - a sing-along