Whew! The last few weeks have certainly been busy for our choristers and their families, with a flurry of music starting with two wonderful performances at the Willard Hotel on Dec. 5. Next came our fabulous Winter Concert two days later and then seven – yes, SEVEN! – performances with Ballet West’s presentation of The Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center Dec. 10-14.
It’s been an exhausting, exhilarating, and all-around incredible experience – what a way to wrap up the season!
Stay tuned for some photos highlighting our ACC kids and thanks so much to everyone for supporting our efforts!!
December is shaping up to be a busy, busy month for the Arlington Children’s Chorus with the next few weeks chock-full of fabulous events.
December 5 (5:30 & 7:30, Willard Hotel, Washington, DC)
We’ll start things off December 5 with two free performances at the Willard Hotel in DC. Located just a block from the White House at the corner of 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, the Willard is considered to be the birthplace of political lobbying. Our choristers will doing their own version of “lobbying,” singing a well-rounded selection of seasonal favorites at 5:30 p.m. and again around 7:15 p.m.
December 7 (6:00, St. George’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA)
On Sunday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m., the ACC will host our Winter Concert at St. George’s Episcopal Church (915 N. Oakland Street, Arlington, 22203).
In conjunction with this event, we’ll be conducting a bake sale fundraiser featuring delicious treats donated by wonderful local establishments, including The Fresh Market (Alexandria), Great Harvest Bread Co. (Alexandria), Harris Teeter (N. Harrison St., Arlington), Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe (Arlington), Pastries by Randolph (Arlington), Safeway (N. Harrison St., Arlington).
The Chorus is also conducting a food drive to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center during the concert, so please consider bringing a non-perishable food item in support of this community service effort.
December 10-14 (7:30, plus 1:30 shows Sat. & Sun), Kennedy Center, Washington, DC)
The ACC is honored to be singing with Ballet West’s production of The Nutcracker at the Kennedy Center December 10-14. They will participate in a total of seven performances – one at 7:30 p.m. each day and two 1:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th.
We hope you’ll be able to join us for one or all of these great opportunities to hear our children sing!
Please join us for a joyful celebration of peace and good will as the Arlington Children’s Chorus entertains with a selection of seasonal songs!
Our winter concert will be held December 7 at 6:00 p.m. at St. George’s Episcopal Church (915 N. Oakland Street, Arlington, VA 22203).
Please consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food items, which the children will be donating to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC).
We will also be conducting a bake sale, the proceeds of which will benefit future ACC programming.
The Arlington Children’s Chorus (ACC) joined dozens of world-class musicians to perform at the First Presbyterian Church’s 5th Annual Benefit Concert on Sunday, November 2.
The ACC choristers – led by Artistic Director Kevin Carr and accompanied on the piano by Sheila Epstein – opened the event, with the Bel Cantos singing “‘Til the Stars Fall from the Sky.” The Dolces followed with “Velvet Shoes.” Both groups performed the final song in the set, “Flying Free,” accompanied on the flute by ACC Board of Directors President Jonathan Baumgarten.
Donations collected at this event benefit the Wounded Warrior Project for their work assisting veterans returning from war zones. The ACC is proud to support such a worthwhile cause.