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Lake Ridge Chorale 2018-2019 Concerts =========

 

Our Concerts for the year have all been completed. Come back soon for the concert schedule for our 10th year - 2019-2020...

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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 (W@Lr) is located at:

 12191 Clipper Drive

Lake Ridge, VA 22192

 

 St Elizabeth Ann Seton  is located at:

 12805 Valleywood Dr

Lake Ridge, VA 22192


Previous Concerts this season

Christmas Concert

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 7:30 PM

Westminster at Lake Ridge

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Christmas Concert

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Old Bridge United Methodist Church

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Faure Requiem

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Westminster at Lake Ridge

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Faure Requiem

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 8:00 PM

St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

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Singers' Choice Concert

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Westminster at Lake Ridge

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Singers' Choice Concert

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Old Bridge United Methodist Church

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Friday
Jan182019

"...have a Happy Holiday..."

The title is just a line from one of the songs in our Christmas Concert. We do, indeed, hope you had a happy holiday that you had a chance to attend our presentation of some wonderful Christmas favorites.  Our audience totaled over 240 people. This continues a great trend toward larger audiences and better performances.  In addition to some traditional favorites, we had a couple of creative arrangements of some familiar tunes.  "Have a Happy Holiday" was just one of several songs that had a delightful twist to the old familiar.  It was fun learning the music and, it appears, it was enjoyable to listen to as well.  Our Comment Cards provide us with much appreciated feedback. Here are a few of the best comments...

  • "The Lake Ridge Chorale rocks!"


  • "The audience responded best to the song, Good News, Great Joy.  The programs should always have a few of these types of songs as they bring out the best harmony and show the talent of the choir."


  • "Nova, Nova" worked particularly well. Possibly the best piece of the concert."


  • Beautiful voices!  Definitely put me in the Christmas Sprit.  Loved the variety of songs performed. Thank you."


  • "Great sound!  Full bodied - nice.  All selections were well done, Indeed.  Bravo to all.  "The First Noel/Pachelbel's Canon" was heavenly, Wow."

There were so many comments that showed just how much our audience appreciated the program.  Thanks to all who submitted their cards. It helps us greatly in gauging your experience and knowing what to keep and what to change.

We hope to see you soon for the Faure Requiem.  It will held at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton church on March 29, 2019 and will take full advantage of their newly installed Pipe Organ.  Nearly a dozen instrumentalis will join the Chorale.  We are currently looking for a talented harpist to round out the complement of instruments.  The program will also include sectional soloists performing movements written specifically for the part.

Tuesday
Jun122018

And so 2017-2018 comes to a close

Singers' Choice, our final concert of this year, was a resounding success.  As usual, members recommended several moving works including Prayer of the Children by Jurt Bestor, The Ground by Ola Gjeilo, and many old favorites; This Land Is Your Land, One Note Samba, and the current popular song, Africa by Paich and Porcaro.  Our final song of the evening, How Can I Keep From Singing, was accompanied by floutist, Ms. Karen Snead.  What a wonderful way to close the night and the year.  We hope you were there with us on this magical evening. 

As we wrap up our eighth year, we want to thank you, our audience and supporters for making this a wonderful experience for all of us.  Your contributions of money and non-perishable food keep this organization going by helping us fulfill our mission of supporting worthwhile local charities.  As important, however, you appreciate our mission and our music.  Without you, it wouldn't be possible.  Please share your experience with your friends and invite them to come to the concerts. Even better, if you or someone you know loves to sing, contact us.  We would love to have you, and them, join us!  See the "About" page of this website for more information. 

Wednesday
May092018

Two Wonderful Events!

The Lake Ridge Chorale has just completed two amazing fundraising events that not only celebrated our successes this year, but also honored our country and increased our visibility across the community.

Sunday Supper

We held our first annual Sunday Supper on April 29, 2018.  Nearly 80 people attended and were treated to a sumptous dinner catered by Carrabba's Italian Grill along with wine and dessert. The Chorale performed several songs to enhance the evening.  However the highlight of the evening seemed to be the themed basket raffle.  Guests were able to choose from six donated baskets, each around $100 in value.  The diverse basket themes included gardening, sports, home improvement, spa and beauty, wine, and astronomy - featuring a night sky tour.  These baskets generated significant funds toward our operating budget and provided the guests with a fun opportunity to come home with major prizes.

Lake Ridge Chorale Sings the National Anthem

Our most recent event, however, found us opening the May 3rd Potomac Nationals baseball game against the Wilmington Blue Rock at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge.  We were priviliged to sing our National Anthem on the field to fans who enthusiastically joined in.  You can see a video of the performance here or on the "Video" tab above.  We were quite proud to have been asked to do this and we hope to do it again soon.  Send us an email with your request to be notified and we will let you know of all upcoming events.  

 

Wednesday
Apr042018

Night Concert a "stellar" success

On Friday, March 16, the Lake Ridge Chorale performed a program of celestial themed choral music.  A series of inspiring astrophotographs complemented the selections.  Bob Traube, one of our singers, personally captured each of these photos as part of his life-long passion for astronomy.  The sights and sounds of the evening dramatically enhanced this immersive and multi-media experience. We hope you had a chance to join us at the Old Bridge United Methodist Church


Monday
Dec182017

Our 2017 Christmas Concert

"Oh what fun - it was to sing - a Christmas Song that night."

Borrowing from James Pierpont's "Jingle Bells," its fair to say we had a wonderful time singing for you that night.   We had a great turnout at both offerings.  In addition to so many guests, friends, and family, several special guest attended the concert at Old Bridge United Methodist Church.  We were so please to have with us Ms. Ruth Anderson, the Occoquan District Supervisor on the County Board of Supervisors, and Captain James L. Carr, Commander of the PWC Central Police District as well as three of the county's finest officers.  We're so glad you came.  It was a great way to kick off our 2017-2018 season.  After the holidays we will settle down to preparing for our next concert, "Night Concert."  We can't wait.

Please tell you friends and family about us so we can continue to grow our audience.  Thanks so much for coming.