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.

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

“One of the finest shows I’ve ever seen!” -KGO Radio

From the birth of rock ‘n roll in the 1940s to the glory years of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, all the way through ‘80s MTV, composer/lyricist Neil Berg pays tribute to the fascinating stories and groundbreaking music of everyone’s favorite genre. With a cast of Broadway headliners and rock ‘n roll icons, this star-studded show pays tribute to five decades of legends, from Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley to The Who, Aerosmith, Springsteen, Journey, and more.

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Dead Horses

“All I know is that I can’t stop listening… But don’t take my word for it. Take a listen for yourself.” –The Huffington Post

Milwaukee-based folk band Dead Horses has cultivated a soulful roots sensibility well beyond their years, fueled by the powerful musical and literary prowess of bandmates Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff. With a timeless sound informed as much by early prose à la Whitman as modern Americana music, it’s a can’t-miss evening for music lovers of all varieties.

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Mandolin Orange

“Effortless and beautiful.” –NPR

Breakout Americana duo Mandolin Orange strikes a new chord in celebration of their latest album, “Blindfaller.” Laced with bluegrass, country, and folk, their soaring original harmonies are delighting sold-out audiences nationwide. With stirring lyrics about the passage of time and life on the road, this talented pair returns to Frederick with a refined-yet-rustic sound NPR calls “effortless and beautiful.”

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Classic Albums Live: The Wall

“Thrilling!” –The Toronto Sun

Experience Pink Floyd’s bold concept album “The Wall,” performed note for note, cut for cut… live on stage. Recreating the beauty and depth of emotion in hit songs like “Comfortably Numb” and “Nobody Home,” celebrate the anthem of a generation in this unique concert event. Don’t miss a nostalgic rock ‘n roll recital by the group the Toronto Sun calls “thrilling!”

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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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In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue

Regretfully, this performance has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Refunds will be issued if desired; patrons may also choose to transfer their tickets to another show or leave their account credit on file. Please contact the Box Office at 301.600.2828 or boxoffice@weinbergcenter.org with questions.

Celebrate America’s greatest generation with the music that moved the nation’s spirit! Now in its 24th year, In the Mood features the timeless melodies and rhythms of the big band era, including “Tuxedo Junction,” “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and many more. With authentic arrangements, costumes, and choreography, the fabulous String of Pearls big band orchestra and patriotic entertainers will have audiences aged 8 to 98 cheering for more!

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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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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.

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.