A Celebration of Christmas
Thursday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 7, 8 p.m.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Adults: $34/$37; Pre-sold students: $12 GET TICKETS
Even grinches will love the biggest holiday celebration this side of the Rockettes! J. Ernest Green conducts The Annapolis Chorale, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Annapolis Youth Chorus and our very special guests, Christina Lamberti and Michael Ryan in a night of holiday favorites including “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” ”Somewhere in my Memory,” “O Holy Night,” “Sleigh Ride,” “White Christmas,” and much, much more! From Georges Bizet to John Williams, the Annapolis Chorale makes the Christmas spirit absolutely contagious.
A little more about our soloists this year:
Soprano Christina Lamberti, who thrilled Annapolis audiences last season during the Chorale’s performances of the Verdi “Requiem,” will sing “O Holy Night” and “Ave Maria” among other selections with the chorus and orchestra. Music Director J. Ernest Green recently said of her, “Christina Lamberti is one of the most exciting voices on the opera and concert scene today. She has a beautiful rich voice that simply takes your breath away. Immediately after doing the Verdi with her I knew that I wanted to have her do this concert with us!”
Baritone Michael Ryan was for almost 40 years the vocal soloist for the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington DC, performing for every president during that time, heads of state and dignitaries from all over the world. Touring the US and abroad, he was a frequent soloist with many orchestras and choruses. The Richmond (VA) News Leader said of him, “The real star of the show was baritone Michael Ryan,. The instant he came on stage, attention was riveted in his direction.” Audiences who saw him in the Chorale’s September production of “Guys & Dolls” know that to be true. Michael will not only sing on this concert but will read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Excited about this? We are, too. Get your tickets today. Who knows – you might get to sing, too!