Upcoming Concerts

2016 - 2017: 

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and previous concerts)

Singers' Choice Concert:

Old Bridge United Methodist Church

Friday, June 9, 2017 at 8:00 PM

      and

Westminster at Lake Ridge

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM

 

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LOCATIONS:

Old Bridge United Methodist Church  is located at:

       3966 Old Bridge Road

       Woodbridge, VA 22192

 

Westminster at Lake Ridge is located at:

 12191 Clipper Drive

Lake Ridge, VA 22192

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located at:

 2700 F St., NW

Washington, D.C. 20566


Previous Concerts this season

 Christmas Concerts:

Old Bridge United Methodist Church

Friday December 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM

        and

Westminster at Lake Ridge

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:30 PM

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Messiah Sing-Along:

Old Bridge United Methodist Church

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM

     and

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

December 23, 2016 at 6:00 PM

 

Schubert's Mass in G:

Old Bridge United Methodist Church

Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8:00 PM

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Mass Excerpts at Westminster at Lake Ridge

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM

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Wednesday
Apr122017

Schubert's "Mass #2 in G Major"

What a wonderous evening this was!  In addition to our excellent Choir, this impressive and powerful work was accompanied by three soloists and five instrumentalists.  The performance was called our best yet by several audience members. 

Our Soprano Soloist, Jacqueline Quigley, is currently a member of the Arlington Chorale. With more than 20 years of experience as a musician, her love of music spans the period from the Renaissance to the Twenty-First Century.  Jacqueline has performed with the Celebration Singers during our presentation of Vivaldi's Gloria.

Our Tenor Soloist is a Junior at Woodbridge Senior High School.  He is a member of the Center for Fine and Performing arts vocal concentration. Thomas has participated in the Caselton Opera festival for four seasons and is ranked the number one tenor for the All State Choir.  He will be studying at the Washington Opera Institute this summer.

Our Bass Soloist is Matthew Duckery.  Matthew earned his Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from East Carolina University.  He has performed as a guest soloist at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in 2000 and the Hamptons Ministers' Conference and Organist Guild.  Currently the minister of Music at Charles Wesley United Methodist Church in McLean VA, he is also the Choir Director at our main performance venue, the Old Bridge United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, VA.

The concert was thrillingly supported by our instrumentalists, Kevin Allen on organ, Brian Schmidt on violin, Zoe Boston on violin, and Chris Abeel on cello. We thank all of you for helping bring this work to life.

 

Saturday
Jan142017

Its Christmas at the Kennedy Center!

 

WOW!  Our thanks go out to our Creative Director, Terry Stackley for arranging for us to perform alongside 200+ other choral singers and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra this past Christmas Season.  On Dec 23, 2016 we were priviledged to perform Handel's Messiah in front of over 2000 members of the audience who eagerly sang along with us.  It rocked not just the house, but our souls as well.  The concert also included wonderful performances from soloists not directly associated with the Celebration Singers, Elizabeth Kluegel-Niblock (Soprano), Annette S. Singletary (Mezzo-soprano), Matthew Loyal Smith (Tenor) and Bob McDonald (Baritone).  These singers provided the power and beauty intended by the composer.

Be sure to check out the website of the amazing woman who conducted this extravaganza, Nancia D'Aimonte.  With energy, humor, and skill she guided this massive collection of musicians and singers through this beautiful arrangement.  We were also privileged to experience the talents of our Guest Conductor, Barry S Hemphill, the Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Chorus from 1997 to 2015, as he directed the most famous movement from that composition, the "Hallelujah Chorus."  

It was an wonderful night, one that I'm sure few of us in the Celebration Singers will ever forget the experience.

Wednesday
Jun012016

Season Seven ~ Lucky Us!

Wow, the music just keeps on getting better.  At least we think so, and apparently, so do you.  This past year we nearly maxed out the scores you gave us on the comment cards we collect after each concert.  The average for the year was 4.85 out of 5.  Thanks for being so generous. We appreciate your comments and ratings and use them to mold an even better experience for you next year. 

Our charity donations this year are greater than ever and the food donations we brought to ACTS have almost doubled.  Nice work everyone, keep it up!  

If you read the front page carefully you may have noticed that we will be performing Handel's Messiah at the Kennedy Center this year.  No kidding!  We have some work to do to prepare, but Terry will see to that and we will need to work extra hard to be sure we are ready.  What an honor and an amazing experience that will be. We are so excited. 

Next year we will also be performing at a new venue for us.  The Old Bridge United Methodist Church in Lake Ridge.  It's going to be a great year. 

Thursday
Sep242015

Season Six Starts A-New

Our 2015-2016 Concert Season is maturing nicely. We have offered several wonderful concerts this year, including:

  • Vivaldi's Gloria
  • Handel's Messiah Sing-A-Long
  • Our Christmas Concert, and
  • A Celebration of Alice Parker's Music

 

Our last concert of the year is our traditional season 'ender:"

  • The Singers' Choice Concert.

Check the column to the right for more details on each...

 

Friday
Jun262015

And so closes our fifth season.

It has been a busy year.  Besides our weekly rehearsals, we had the opportunity to present six concerts this season including the "Messiah,"  "Love Songs," and the ever popular "Singer's Choice" concert.   We were again invited to perform at the Prince William Arts Council's "Arts Alive" event and delighted the several folks who attended. 

Thanks for attending our concerts, it is indeed a joy and an honor to perform for you.  Your appreciation makes all the preparation for and work at rehearsals worthwhile.  Look for our flyers and advertisements and pass the word along to your friends.  Don't forget to visit our website from time to time for the latest events, locations, and dates.  See you in the Fall!