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

Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County: 1st Annual Comedy Night

All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County!

Come laugh with comedians Anita Renfroe and Collin Moulton as they share their humorous perspectives on the highs and lows of parenting. With Anita’s unique brand of estrogen flavored musical comedy and blend of sass, edge and slightly offbeat takes on “All Things Female,” audiences at her comedy events enjoy her William Tell version of everything a Mom says. Collin will open with his electric story-telling style: his familiarity and energy engages and relieves the audience before he even speaks.

Learn more about Anita Renfroe: It’s been a wild decade going from “stay-at-home-mom” to “YouTube comedic Phe-mom-enon”…but Renfroe doesn’t mind. With her unique brand of estrogen-flavored musical comedy and blend of sass, edge and slightly offbeat takes on “All Things Female,” audiences at her comedy concert tours, viewers of “Good Morning America” appearances, and the YouTube masses would say that Renfroe just tells it like it is. She has appeared on “Dr. Phil”, Sirius XM’s “Oprah and Friends,” CBS’s “The Early Show,” “Fox and Friends,” “Inside Edition,” Nickelodeon’s “Mom’s Night Out,” and many more. Renfroe tours with her own comedy concerts and inspirational women’s conferences where she routinely packs out venues across the United States.

Learn about Collin Moulton: Moutlton is one of the most fun, personable, and sought after headliners today. He has had his own stand-up special on Showtime, and a brand new family-friendly special on Amazon. He’s been on Nickelodeon and was recently featured on “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Touring for over 15 years, Moutltonhas gained an ease and enjoyment on stage that makes every show worth watching.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Comedy, Community Event
February 3, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

American Conservation Film Festival presents

ACFF: Best of the Fest 2018

The American Conservation Film Festival’s Best of the Fest returns to the Weinberg Center for the sixth year for a unique film event including live music, beer tasting, and discussion with filmmakers. The event kicks off at 6:00pm.

  • 7pm – Keeping the Potomac: The Politics of Water (2017 Student Film Award)
  • 7:30pm – Discussion with Potomac Riverkeepers and student filmmakers
  • 8pm – Wild Animals (Student Film) and Giraffes: Africa’s Gentle Giants (2017 ACFF Foreign Film Award)

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Special Film Event
February 10, 2018 6:00 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Playlist presents

Frederick Music Showcase, Vol. 4

Featuring some of the top bands and musicians of Frederick County and the surrounding area, the Frederick Music Showcase is a celebration of local music at its finest. The fourth annual event will be headlined by Hagerstown-based bluegrass, string, and alternative folk band The Plate Scrapers. The perennial Weinberg favorites will be joined by two additional acts, to be announced at a later date!

You may also like: Mandolin Orange and Dead Horses

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, LIVE Series, Music
February 15, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra

Music from Around the World

Winter Concert “Music from Around the World”

The Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra (FRYO) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality orchestral music opportunities for students in Frederick and the tri-state region. The orchestra is composed of students from public, private, and home-school settings who are interested in the opportunity to meet fellow dedicated musicians, and who wish to gain performance experience.

Students have the opportunity to perform in multiple concerts, participate in master classes, perform with guest soloists, and participate in chamber groups. FRYO also supports school and community-based music programs as other venues for our young musicians to continue their instruction in orchestra literature and performance.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, Family-Friendly, Music
March 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Frederick Reads: José Andrés

This event is free. Tickets are required and will be available for reservation in February. More details about tickets will be provided in the coming months.

Internationally renowned chef, author and humanitarian José Andrés will serve as the 2018 speaker for Frederick Reads, discussing “Changing the World through the Power of Food.”

Named “Outstanding Chef” by the James Beard Foundation and recognized as one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” Andrés is an internationally recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup, the team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, DC; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Miami and Puerto Rico.

Often considered the unofficial Ambassador of Spain, Andrés is the Dean of the Spanish Studies program of the International Culinary Center, the first professional program of its kind that is dedicated to the cuisine of Spain. In November 2010, Spain’s Ministry of Culture recognized Andrés with the prestigious Order of Arts and Letter medallion, honoring his efforts to promote Spanish culture abroad.

In 2014, he was awarded Refugees International McCall-Pierpaoli Humanitarian Award for his work combating hunger worldwide. In 2010, after traveling to post-earthquake Haiti, Andrés launched World Central Kitchen, which aims to create smart solutions to hunger and poverty. World Central Kitchen and Andrés garnered national attention for their recent work in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. In partnership with local organizations, World Central Kitchen served more than 2.5 million meals to the people of Puerto Rico.

ABOUT FREDERICK READS

Frederick Reads is a collaborative effort among Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Community College and Weinberg Center for the Arts. This partnership aims to bring acclaimed authors to Frederick and foster community conversations, events and a love of reading.

Andrés will also speak at the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College on Tuesday, March 20. For more information about Frederick Reads, visit the Frederick County Public Libraries website.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Community Event, FREE Event, Speaking Engagement
March 19, 2018 7:00 pm

FCPS presents

Honors Chorus

Students from Frederick County Public School’s 5th grade Honors Chorus grace the stage of the Weinberg Center for the Arts. This year’s guest conductor will be Brent Talbot.  This year also marks the 32nd anniversary of the FCPS Elementary Honors Chorus – an auditioned group of 5th grade students representative of the top 5% of their school’s grade enrollment.  These students rehearse on their own, with their music teachers, and with a professional conductor to prepare for this special concert.  The program represents a wide spectrum of musical genres, and showcases the remarkable talent of our elementary singers.

2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Choral Performance, Community Event
April 18, 2018 7:00 pm Tickets Sold at Door CASH ONLY