Storm Large

“An intoxicating and unmissable cocktail of power and vulnerability.” –The Times (U.K.)

“Storm is a punk goddess.” –Playboy

“Compelling, beautiful, and enchanting.” –The Huffington Post

Rated R for brassy, sassy raw power! From her rise to prominence on CBS’s “Rock Star: Supernova” to sold-out concerts with Le Bonheur and Pink Martini, this beautiful-yet-twisted leading lady is a musical force of nature. Hailed as “sensational” by The New York Times, sexy chanteuse Storm Large brings her intoxicating voice to Frederick for an evening of tortured and titillating love songs.

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Photo by Laura Domela.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Vocalist
September 29, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Rhiannon Giddens – The Freedom Highway Tour

“Detailed, strongly conceived and powerful in its music, singing and songs, Rhiannon Giddens’s Freedom Highway will get to you, and stick with you.” –The Wall Street Journal

Freedom Highway is full of songs [that] sound like they’ve been lurking around the American subconscious for centuries, passed along by oral tradition or via song collectors and academics until they found their way to this particular singer, to this particular album, to this particular moment in history.” –Uncut

Acclaimed singer-songwriter, banjo player, and fiddler Rhiannon Giddens brings her prodigious voice and fierce spirit to Frederick once again. Co-founder of the GRAMMY®-award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops and a fan favorite on CMT’s “Nashville,” this powerhouse musician returns to the Weinberg stage in celebration of her latest release, “Freedom Highway.” Don’t miss as original, traditional, and civil rights-era songs combine in an emotionally-charged musical exploration of history.

Join us for a 6:30pm pre-show lecture exploring the importance of music in African American history by Dr. Terry Scott of Hood College’s M.A. Humanities program.

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Photo by Tanya Rosen-Jones.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Americana, LIVE Series, Music, Vocalist
October 1, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

Darlene Love

“One of the greatest singers of all time.” -Rolling Stone

Relive the glory days of the girl-group era with the legendary voice behind hundreds of chart-toppers, including “He’s a Rebel,” “(Today I Met) the Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” and “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).” Hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the greatest singers of all time,” rock ‘n roll icon Darlene Love combines the familiar sounds of the past with her latest and greatest hits.

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2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, LIVE Series, Music, Vocalist
October 6, 2017 8:00 pm Buy Tickets

Somi

“Somi’s songs gracefully fuse African-tinged grooves, supple jazz singing and compassionate social consciousness; they’re both serious and seductive.” –The New York Times

Born in Illinois to immigrants from Rwanda and Uganda, this groundbreaking performer combines distinct musical legacies for a sound all her own. Described by NPR as “the quintessential artist citizen of the world,” international songstress Somi pays homage to her roots, blending African, jazz, and soul music for an evening of melodic storytelling.

This engagement of Somi 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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Photo by Robert Allen Mayer.
2017-2018 SEASON, All Performances, Jazz, LIVE Series, Music, Vocalist
October 26, 2017 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

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

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 7:30 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)

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