The Frederick Children’s Chorus presents

The 23rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Join us for an annual tradition, 23 years in the making! The Frederick Chamber Singers is the senior level ensemble of the Frederick Children’s Chorus. In the tradition of the sing-along, the Chamber Singers will lead the enthusiastic audience of adults and youth through the well-known choruses of Messiah by G. F. Handel. From the tender “For unto us a Child is Born” to the celebratory “Hallelujah,” Messiah brings to life the drama of the story of the coming of Christ, His suffering, and concludes with exquisite “Amen.” Singers return year after year to the Weinberg Center to revel in the beauty and intricacy of this masterwork. Families make it an annual holiday tradition, and general admission seating allows friends to meet up and sit together.

Artistic Director Judith DuBose will lead the thirty-voice chorus, accompanied by a twenty-piece orchestra, and enhanced by four professional vocal soloists. Each soloist brings to life the words of the Old and New Testament, telling the story of the event celebrated around the globe. Hundreds of singers fill the auditorium, waiting for their turn to sing, and listeners will have the opportunity to sit among them. Singers may bring your score, or purchase one in the lobby, and listeners may follow the lyrics in the program.

The Frederick Children’s Chorus has a thirty-two-year history of presenting breath-taking concerts in and around historic Frederick County. In 2013 the chorus Touring Ensemble was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in Choral Festival directed by the esteemed director, Anton Armstrong. The Chamber Singers consists of high school aged vocalists who annually present this community event. These finely trained singers have been praised for their sensitive artistry and exquisite intonation.  Recently, members of the chorus performed Hymn to St Cecilia by Britten, Rejoice Earth and Heaven by Buxtehude, and Mass of the Children by Rutter.

Artistic Director, Judy DuBose

Judith DuBose is a choral director, clinician and advocate for music activities in school and community settings.  While a music teacher in Montgomery County she taught general music and vocal music in elementary and middle schools.  Prior to teaching in Montgomery County, she taught middle school and high school in Frederick County, MD. She holds a B.S. in Music Education from West Chester State University (PA) and a M.S. in Music Education-Kodály Methods from Loyola University of Baltimore (MD).  She has completed three levels of certification from Choral Music Education Institute, Doreen Rao, Artistic Director.

Mrs. DuBose is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Frederick Children’s Chorus, which she established in 1985.  The Frederick Children’s Chorus, under her direction, has performed throughout the U. S. and has established a reputation for excellence in artistry and musicianship.  In 1995 the chorus expanded to include the Frederick Chamber Singers, a chorus for select high school aged singers.  This ensemble annually presents The Messiah Sing-along at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD.

Mrs. DuBose is an active member of The American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA), Chorus America, and MUSIK (OAKE). She is a popular elementary and middle school clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Holiday, Vocalist
December 19, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents

Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler

Touring together for the first time, country music icons Kellie Pickler (“Red High Heels,” “I Wonder”) and Phil Vassar (“Just Another Day in Paradise,” “American Child”) take the stage in support of their upcoming single. From chart-topping hits to beloved holiday favorites, the award-winning entertainers are sure to delight in a country Christmas concert unlike any other.

Save! Receive a $15 discount when you purchase balcony tickets to Tracy LawrenceJoe Nichols, and Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler. Please contact the Box Office for more information.

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WFRE

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday, LIVE Series, Music
December 22, 2017 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Flying Dog Film Series

“Trading Places” (1983)

Happy hour begins at 6:30pm!

Louis Winthorpe is a well-off businessman who bickers with his bosses about whether it’s a person’s environment or heredity that determines how well they do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into street hustler Billy Ray Valentine, he assumes Valentine is trying to rob him and has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, Winthorpe’s bosses at the firm decide to make a wager about what would happen if Winthorpe was stripped of his job, home, and social life while Valentine was given Winthorpe’s job. Hilarity ensues when each tries to adhere to the other’s lifestyle.

Directors: John Landis
Writers: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Duration: 116 min
Genre: Comedy
MPAA: Rated R for language, some nudity/sexuality, and drug content

Series sponsored by
Flying Dog Brewery

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, FLYING DOG MOVIE Series
December 27, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

The Deanna Bogart Band – New Year’s Eve Eve

“The longtime Washington favorite has won almost two dozen Wammies on the strength of her keyboard skills alone. Her vocal charms and songwriting talent have always been evident.” –The Washington Post

Why wait until New Year’s Eve to start the party when you can dance the night away with a Weinberg favorite? Winner of more than 20 Washington Area Music Awards, this pianist and saxophone star is back and ready to jam. A unique fusion of the 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sound creates a prelude to 2018 you won’t want to miss!

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Photo by Jim Mimna.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday, Jazz, LIVE Series, Music
December 30, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

See All Holiday Events

There’s nothing better than ushering in the holidays with live entertainment! From classics like The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol to musical favorites from Chanticleer, Kellie Pickler, a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute, and more, there’s something for everyone at the Weinberg Center this holiday season.


Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas
November 24, 2017 | 2:00pm

Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms, and performing poinsettias light up the stage in this magical tale of a young bird named Max who gets separated from his family and ends up at the North Pole. From the acclaimed semi-finalists of “America’s Got Talent,” let this theatrical tale told entirely through moving light characters brighten your holiday season.

Tuba Christmas
November 25, 2017 | 12:00pm

The popular tuba comrades of Frederick return with a variety of brassy Christmas hits, delighting audiences of all ages in an annual Weinberg Center tradition! Join us for an afternoon of holiday fun with as many as 80 regional tuba and euphonium players performing 4-part Christmas carols. This holiday favorite enters its 16th year this season, featuring players ranging from ages 9 to 70!

Weinberg Winterfest
November 25, 2017 | 3:00pm

Join us for this beloved Weinberg Center tradition! Enjoy a caroling sing-along featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ, a viewing of the silent film “Soup to Nuts,” and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

 

Chanticleer
November 28, 2017 | 7:30pm

GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer is known around the world for its seamless blend of twelve male voices. Now, “the world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) ushers in the holidays right here in Frederick, putting their fascinating spin on beloved seasonal standards. Don’t miss this holiday kickoff full of old and new favorites for all ages, from classical to jazz, contemporary favorites, and everything in between.

Ornament
November 30, 2017 | 7:30pm

These aren’t your mama’s Christmas carols! Acclaimed tribute group Ornament faithfully reproduces the wintery rock sound of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with lights, smoke, and even lasers. Featuring your favorite holiday carols spectacularly reimagined, this 11-piece orchestra is a holiday must-see… even for the Scrooges among us!

“It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)
December 1, 2017 | 7:00pm

A young George Bailey, overwhelmed by family obligations and a sense of responsibility toward his community, feels tied down to a company he never had an interest in working for, and a life he never wanted to live. As he ages, he sees his youth, dreams and opportunities pass him by. Unknown to George, all of his friends and family have been praying for him to get through those hard times. Told through the point of view of a group of angels, he is met by his guardian angel Clarence, as he contemplates ending his life.

Shadows of the ’60s: A Holiday Tribute to Motown
December 2, 2017 | 8:00pm

Back by popular demand! Join us for a jolly blast of holiday cheer as we pay tribute to Motown’s legendary stars, including The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and more. Featuring exquisitely designed costumes and dazzling choreography, the unforgettable hits of the ’60s combine with your favorite holiday songs for a concert event sure to put you in the seasonal spirit.

Maryland Regional Ballet presents
The Nutcracker

December 8, 2017 | 8:00pm
December 9, 2017 | 2:00pm & 7:00pm
December 10, 2017 | 2:00pm

The stunning artistry of the Maryland Regional Ballet and the beloved Tchaikovsky score combine to transport audiences to the Kingdom of Sweets. Under the direction of Joyce Morrison and featuring guest artists from the New York City Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classic Ballet, it’s a holiday tradition at its finest.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s Fun Company presents
A Christmas Carol

December 15, 2017 | 7:30pm
December 16, 2017 | 2:00pm & 7:30pm
December 17, 2017 | 2:00pm

Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Christmas spirits arrive on the Weinberg stage in a traditional retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. A show for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old.

The Frederick Children’s Chorus presents
The 23rd Annual Messiah Sing-Along
December 19, 2017 | 8:00pm

In the tradition of the sing-along, the Frederick Chamber Singers will lead an enthusiastic audience through the well-known choruses of Messiah by G. F. Handel. Singers return year after year to the Weinberg Center to revel in the beauty and intricacy of this masterwork. Families make it an annual holiday tradition, and general admission seating allows friends to meet up and sit together.

99.9 WFRE Free Country Rewind presents
Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler
December 22, 2017 | 7:00pm

Touring together for the first time, country music icons Kellie Pickler (“Red High Heels,” “I Wonder”) and Phil Vassar (“Just Another Day in Paradise,” “American Child”) take the stage in support of their upcoming single. From chart-topping hits to beloved holiday favorites, the award-winning entertainers are sure to delight in a country Christmas concert unlike any other.

The Deanna Bogart Band – New Year’s Eve Eve
December 30, 2017 | 7:30pm

Why wait until New Year’s Eve to start the party when you can dance the night away with a Weinberg favorite? Winner of more than 20 Washington Area Music Awards, this pianist and saxophone star is back and ready to jam. A unique fusion of the 1930s-style boogie piano blues with contemporary sound creates a prelude to 2018 you won’t want to miss!

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Holiday
December 31, 2017 12:00 pm

Cartoon Fest 2018

Experience vintage animations as they were meant to be seen… on the big screen!

Celebrate the classic characters you love at our annual Cartoon Fest. This year features the work of the beloved American animator Chuck Jones, who is best known for his work with Warner Bros. on classic Looney Tunes shorts. Between 1933 and 1996, Jones created memorable characters like Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, and many more. Don’t miss this fantastic annual festival that’s fun for the whole family!

 

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Family-Friendly, Special Film Event
January 6, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets

1964: The Tribute

“The best Beatles tribute on Earth.” –Rolling Stone

All you need is love… and a little bit of John, Paul, George, and Ringo! Hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute around, “1964” recreates an early Fab Four concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. A perennial favorite on the Weinberg stage, you won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind salute to the boys from Liverpool.

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Photo by Steven Gardner.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Tribute Act, Tribute Band
January 12, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Upfront, Inc. presents

Steven Wright

Just announced!

Join comedian, actor, writer, and Oscar®-winning film producer Steven Wright as he takes the stage for an evening of laughs. Named one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-up comedians, Wright’s career has taken him from appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” “The Tonight Show,” and “Letterman” to albums, film, and stand-up specials. With a bevy of credits to his name, this funnyman is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery that makes his routine unlike any other you’ve seen.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, LIVE Series
January 14, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets NO DISCOUNTS OR VOUCHERS

Frederick Speaker Series presents

Dr. Temple Grandin

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Accomplished Autistic Author and Leading Animal Welfare Expert

Dr. Temple Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Grandin’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Fortunately, her mother defied the advice of the doctors and kept her out of an institution. Many hours of speech therapy and intensive teaching enabled Grandin to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard, but mentoring by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Grandin to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer.

Grandin obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College in 1970. In 1974 she was employed as Livestock Editor for the Arizona Farmer Ranchman and also worked for Corral Industries on equipment design. In 1975 she earned her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University for her work on the behavior of cattle in different squeeze chutes. Grandin was awarded her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989.

She has done extensive work on the design of handling facilities. Half the cattle in the U.S. and Canada are handled in equipment she has designed for meat plants. Other professional activities include developing animal welfare guidelines for the meat industry and consulting with McDonalds, Wendy’s International, Burger King, and other companies on animal welfare.

Following her Ph.D. research on the effect of environmental enrichment on the behavior of pigs, she has published several hundred industry publications, book chapters, and technical papers on animal handling, plus 63 refereed journal articles and ten books. She is a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, where she continues her research while teaching courses on livestock handling and facility design. Her book “Animals in Translation” was a New York Times bestseller and her book “Livestock Handling and Transport” now has a third edition, which was published in 2007. Other popular books authored by Grandin include “Thinking in Pictures,” “Emergence Labeled Autistic,” “Animals Make us Human,” “Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach,” and “The Way I See It.”

Grandin has received numerous awards, including the Meritorious Achievement Award from the Livestock Conservation Institute. She was named a Distinguished Alumni at Franklin Pierce College and received honorary doctorates from McGill University, University of Illinois, and Duke University. She has also won prestigious industry awards including the Richard L. Knowlton Award from Meat Marketing and Technology Magazine, the Industry Advancement Award from the American Meat Institute and the Beef Top 40 industry leaders, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

Grandin is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism. Articles and interviews have appeared in the New York Times, People, Time, National Public Radio, 20/20, The View, and the BBC. She was also honored in TIME Magazine’s 2010 “The 100 Most Influential People in the World.” In 2011, Grandin was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. In 2012, Grandin was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. HBO has recently premiered a movie about Grandin’s early life and career in the livestock industry. The movie received seven Emmy awards, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody Award.

ASL Sign Language2

ASL-interpreted performance

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Photo by Rosalie Winard.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, FREDERICK SPEAKER Series, Speaking Engagement
January 18, 2018 3:00 pm Sold Out Meet-and-greets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828 or during online checkout.
January 18, 2018 7:30 pm Sold Out
3pm - SOLD OUT 7:30pm - SOLD OUT

Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II

“Thrilling!” –The Toronto Sun

During the 1970s, no other group came as close to selling as many albums as Led Zeppelin. Now, experience their groundbreaking second album performed note for note, cut for cut… live. It’s the guitar riffs, the drums, and the solos exactly as you recall, followed by a selection of the band’s greatest hits. Don’t miss a nostalgic rock ’n roll recital by the group the Toronto Sun calls “thrilling!”

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Classic Rock, LIVE Series, Music, Tribute Act, Tribute Band
January 19, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets