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

Alicia Olatuja

“…a strong, lustrous tone and amiably regal presence onstage.” –The New York Times

“Olatuja posesses a special instument: a full-bodied tone, precise pitch and personal engagement at the lowest whisper or highest wail.” –Downbeat Magazine

“Breathtaking… fantastic… unreal.” –The View

Praised by The New York Times for her “strong, lustrous tone and amiably regal presence onstage,” Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences nationwide with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility, and captivating demeanor. With a knack for musical storytelling that floats effortlessly between jazz, soul, gospel, and more, you won’t want to miss this up-and-coming powerhouse in her Frederick debut.

This engagement of Alicia Olatuja is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Jazz, LIVE Series, Music, Vocalist
February 2, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

FriendlyHart Productions presents

Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti

Just announced!

Italian-American crooner Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti first took the world by storm as a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” earning the coveted Golden Buzzer from Heidi Klum herself. A former pizza delivery boy turned superstar, this old soul pays homage to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and all the Rat Pack favorites you remember. With a larger-than-life personality and flawless vocals, it’s a don’t-miss concert event sure to make you swoon.

Meet-and-greets

Meet-and-greets are available for an additional $40. A portion of the meet-and-greet proceeds will be donated to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Meet-and-greets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828 or during online checkout. Passes will be mailed to purchaser for all online purchases.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Opera, Vocalist
February 16, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Cyrille Aimée

“One of the most promising jazz singers of her generation… Brilliant sound, fresh ideas, [and] impeccable rhythm.” –The Wall Street Journal

“Aimée is the revelation.” –New York Daily News

With a musical journey that began in the Gypsy camps of France, the bittersweet depth of Cyrille Aimée’s music pays tribute to her roots through the energy and emotion of modern jazz and pop. Don’t miss your change to break away and be enchanted by this rising star’s “brilliant sound, fresh ideas, [and] impeccable rhythm” (The Wall Street Journal).

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Photo by CThru Lens Photography.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, International Act, Jazz, Music, Tivoli DISCOVERY Series, Vocalist
March 1, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets Pay-What-You-Want (Suggested donation $10)

FriendlyHart Productions presents

Saturday Night Fever featuring The New York Bee Gees

“The best tribute band I’ve ever seen. I thought I was sent back in time to 1977!”
-The Portland Ledger

Hop in a time machine and relive your favorite 70’s hits! From “Stayin’ Alive” to “Night Fever” and everything in between, acclaimed tribute group The New York Bee Gees takes the stage with songs from every decade of the Bee Gees catalog. With powerful vocals, a rockin’ stage presence, and all the chart-toppers you remember, this acclaimed group has sold out concerts nationwide. Don’t miss them live in Frederick as they’re joined by renowned ABBA tribute group Dancing Dream!

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Tribute Act, Tribute Band, Vocalist
March 10, 2018 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour

“With their potent vocals, this 10-man a cappella outfit gives you plenty of reason to raise a glass.” –People

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis… think again. Neither straight-laced nor straight-faced, Straight No Chaser has emerged as an international phenomenon. Back by popular demand for the third straight year, don’t miss as ten unadulterated human voices come together to make extraordinary music with a sense of humor.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Vocalist
April 12, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

FOUR STARS FROM THE ORIGINAL CAST OF BROADWAY’S JERSEY BOYS

The Midtown Men

“…as good as popping Meet the Beatles on my turntable for the first time!” –Time Magazine

Back by popular demand, celebrate the best of the 1960s with this musical tour de force! Featuring four stars from the original Broadway cast of “Jersey Boys,” this concert event combines authentic choreography and costumes with a lineup of nostalgic favorites, from The Beatles to Motown. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance from the group the NY Daily News says “sounds as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits!”

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*Not a performance of, not affiliated with the show Jersey Boys.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Past Performances, Tribute Act, Vocalist
April 19, 2018 7:30 pm Buy Tickets