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.

Catapult

“A million dollar act!” –Howard Stern

Shadows, dance, and storytelling combine in a fantastical performance from these beloved “America’s Got Talent” finalists. Audiences of all ages will be amazed as their silhouettes transform into mountains, elephants, helicopters, and even a dragon or two!  You’ll never figure out how they do it, and you won’t believe what they’ll create next in this fun-for-the-whole family spectacle full of humor, delight, and magic.

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Flip FabriQue: Catch Me!

“This may be the only circus you’ll ever see that includes a Popsicle-eating contest and an act performed entirely in sleeping bags… Flip FabriQue projects an irrepressible spirit of fun and, yes, it’s catching.” -The New York Times

Hailed by The New York Times for its “irrepressible spirit of fun,” award-winning circus troupe Flip FabriQue showcases acrobatic antics and thrills in a stunning, gravity-defying performance. This unique theatrical event combines spectacular stunts, a one-of-a-kind “trampowall,” and side-splitting humor for an evening of family fun you won’t want to miss!

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Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas

“Absolutely incredible.” –Rolling Stone

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.

You may also like: Champions of MagicFlip FabriQue: Catch Me! and Catapult

The Nutcracker

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.

You may also like: A Christmas Carol and Teelin Irish Dance Company

Weinberg Winterfest

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.

Admission is free with with any cash or canned food donation; items collected will benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick City. No ticket required.

Other events this day: Tuba Christmas and The Beloved Rogue

Photo courtesy of The Frederick News-Post.

Tuba Christmas

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!

Admission is free with with any cash or canned food donation; items collected will benefit the Community Action Agency of Frederick City. No ticket required.

Other events this day: Weinberg Winterfest and The Beloved Rogue

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – LIVE!

Following in the footsteps of the beloved “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” join Daniel Tiger and all of his friends in this interactive musical tour through the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Sharing stories of friendship, helping others, and celebrating new experiences, this live theatrical adventure is filled with singing, dancing, and “grr-ific” surprises that will warm the hearts of all generations!

You may also like: Flip FabriQue: Catch Me! and Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas