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2017

Tuesday, Dec 12 - 7:30 PM - Christmas Concert - W@LR

Friday, Dec 15 - 8:00 PM - Christmas Concert - OBUM

 2018

Tuesday, March 13 - Night Concert - W@LR

Friday, March 16 -  8:00 PM - Night Concert - OBUM

Tuesday. May 29 - 7:30 PM - Singers' Choice Concert - W@LR

Saturday, June 2- 8:00 PM - Singers' Choice Concert - OBUM

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LOCATIONS:

Old Bridge United Methodist Church  (OBUM) is located at:

       3966 Old Bridge Road

       Woodbridge, VA 22192

 

Westminster at Lake Ridge is located at:

 12191 Clipper Drive

Lake Ridge, VA 22192

 


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Tuesday
Sep052017

The Lake Ridge Chorale - a new day

If you've been paying attention, you know we are now the Lake Ridge Chorale. We have been working hard all summer to redefine and rebrand our group prepare for that transition.  

As we enter this new season, and looking back on our past seven seasons, we have a better understanding of who we are and who our music serves.  It is only fitting that this new perspective is given a new name.  Hence - the Lake Ridge Chorale.

So who is the Lake Ridge Chorale.  As before, we continue to sing to support local charities.  The key word is "local."  The Donations you give stay in the community. 100% of your donations are shared with these charities.  As we support these local charities, it became obvious that we needed to be more closely identified with the community we support.  Plus our audiences and singers come primarily from this region.  Of course, we welcome those who do not live in Lake Ridge but, as our organization grows, the new name will serve as a reminder of our roots, our home.

This season our Creative Director, Terry Stackley, has chosen sophisticated, mature choral music.  Several pieces will include instrumentalists and solo vocalists.  Our mid-season concert in March will be a multi-media event that highlights celestial music with images of our universe taken by one of our members.  We are looking forward to that concert, we hope you will too.

Stop by often to see what we have in store.

Tuesday
Sep052017

And the 2016-2017 Season Comes to a Close

Our 7th year has been wonderful. I'm sure you'll agree.

The first part of the year included our Christmas Concert offerings, supporting the Lake Ridge Parks and Recreation Authority holiday dinner,  and the Messiah Sing-Along; all great fun.  Midyear we offered Schubert's Mass in G including instruments and soloists. Look below for more on these concerts.

Our last concert this year, and the last concert for the Celebration Singers, was the traditional Singers Choice concert.  It was, as always, great fun and included music such as Happy, You've Got A Friend in Me, Shenandoah, a mellow composition titled The Seal Lullaby, and in tribute to Leonard Cohen, who passed away this year, Halleluhah.

As we move forward into the 2017-2018 season we do so with a new spirit and a new name.  We are now the Lake Ridge Chorale.  The name reflects the maturation our choir and reminds us and our audience of who we've become.   

 

 

Wednesday
Apr122017

Schubert's "Mass #2 in G Major"

What a wonderous evening this was!  In addition to our excellent Choir, this impressive and powerful work was accompanied by three soloists and five instrumentalists.  The performance was called our best yet by several audience members. 

Our Soprano Soloist, Jacqueline Quigley, is currently a member of the Arlington Chorale. With more than 20 years of experience as a musician, her love of music spans the period from the Renaissance to the Twenty-First Century.  Jacqueline has performed with the Celebration Singers during our presentation of Vivaldi's Gloria.

Our Tenor Soloist is a Junior at Woodbridge Senior High School.  He is a member of the Center for Fine and Performing arts vocal concentration. Thomas has participated in the Caselton Opera festival for four seasons and is ranked the number one tenor for the All State Choir.  He will be studying at the Washington Opera Institute this summer.

Our Bass Soloist is Matthew Duckery.  Matthew earned his Master's Degree in Vocal Performance from East Carolina University.  He has performed as a guest soloist at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in 2000 and the Hamptons Ministers' Conference and Organist Guild.  Currently the minister of Music at Charles Wesley United Methodist Church in McLean VA, he is also the Choir Director at our main performance venue, the Old Bridge United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, VA.

The concert was thrillingly supported by our instrumentalists, Kevin Allen on organ, Brian Schmidt on violin, Zoe Boston on violin, and Chris Abeel on cello. We thank all of you for helping bring this work to life.

 

Saturday
Jan142017

Its Christmas at the Kennedy Center!

 

WOW!  Our thanks go out to our Creative Director, Terry Stackley for arranging for us to perform alongside 200+ other choral singers and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra this past Christmas Season.  On Dec 23, 2016 we were priviledged to perform Handel's Messiah in front of over 2000 members of the audience who eagerly sang along with us.  It rocked not just the house, but our souls as well.  The concert also included wonderful performances from soloists not directly associated with the Celebration Singers, Elizabeth Kluegel-Niblock (Soprano), Annette S. Singletary (Mezzo-soprano), Matthew Loyal Smith (Tenor) and Bob McDonald (Baritone).  These singers provided the power and beauty intended by the composer.

Be sure to check out the website of the amazing woman who conducted this extravaganza, Nancia D'Aimonte.  With energy, humor, and skill she guided this massive collection of musicians and singers through this beautiful arrangement.  We were also privileged to experience the talents of our Guest Conductor, Barry S Hemphill, the Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Chorus from 1997 to 2015, as he directed the most famous movement from that composition, the "Hallelujah Chorus."  

It was an wonderful night, one that I'm sure few of us in the Celebration Singers will ever forget the experience.

Wednesday
Jun012016

Season Seven ~ Lucky Us!

Wow, the music just keeps on getting better.  At least we think so, and apparently, so do you.  This past year we nearly maxed out the scores you gave us on the comment cards we collect after each concert.  The average for the year was 4.85 out of 5.  Thanks for being so generous. We appreciate your comments and ratings and use them to mold an even better experience for you next year. 

Our charity donations this year are greater than ever and the food donations we brought to ACTS have almost doubled.  Nice work everyone, keep it up!  

If you read the front page carefully you may have noticed that we will be performing Handel's Messiah at the Kennedy Center this year.  No kidding!  We have some work to do to prepare, but Terry will see to that and we will need to work extra hard to be sure we are ready.  What an honor and an amazing experience that will be. We are so excited. 

Next year we will also be performing at a new venue for us.  The Old Bridge United Methodist Church in Lake Ridge.  It's going to be a great year.