Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Concert Not To Miss

The Manassas Chorale, which I am a member of and which Becky directs, will present its Christmas concert twice on December 17. Not to brag, but we are good. We're doing a nice variety of Christmas music and if you enjoy choral music in particular or music in general, you'll enjoy this concert. Even if you're not a fan of choral music you'll like the spirit created by the exciting and beautiful sounds from this over 100-voice group. If you don't like music (and I've only known one person in my entire life who didn't like music) I'm sorry. I hope you have something else that makes you happy.

The following is an article I wrote about the concert which may or may not appear in some publication in the near future. You can say you read it here first:

Join the Manassas Chorale on December 17 at 5 and 8 PM in Merchant Hall at the Hylton Center for the Performing Arts on the Prince William Campus of George Mason University for a performance of holiday magic, featuring traditional and contemporary arrangements of the season’s best-loved tunes. Experience carols from around the world sung by our 100-voice chorus directed by artistic Director Becky Verner and accompanied by pianist Jon Laird and  an orchestra of exceptional local instrumentalists .

The concert will include some old favorites of the season, some twists on familiar songs and some completely new anthems. This holiday favorite  is suitable for the whole family and is guaranteed to put anyone in the Christmas spirit.

Tickets are available from the Hylton Box Office. Orchestra and parterre box seats are $18; first balcony, $15; and second balcony, $12. GMU Students (with a valid student ID) and children (12 and under) are free but must pick up a ticket at the Hylton Box Office.  Those purchasing tickets ahead of time, must inform the Hylton that they require one or more children's tickets so that the box office can reserve those next to the seats purchased by the adults.

Tickets may be purchased

By Phone:  888-945-2468 (daily 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM) (service charge added)
Online: (service charge added)
In Person:
  • Hylton Center Box Office (Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
  • Hylton Center Box Office on the night of the concert
 Concertgoers are asked to support the Manassas Chorale’s Concert with a Cause by donating puzzle books, art paper, crayons/colored pencils, stickers, blankets, and new infant/toddler clothing to be used by the Pediatric Unit of Prince William Hospital.

Partial funding for the Manassas Chorale is provided by the Prince William County Park Authority, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the City of Manassas.

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