ACC Set to Perform in the Nutcracker This Week!

BQBSC_JoffreyBallet_480The Arlington Children’s Chorus is thrilled to once again perform in Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts starting on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

This beloved holiday classic will be performed by the world-renown Joffrey Ballet through Sunday, Nov. 29 (excluding Thanksgiving Day), with two performances on Saturday and Sunday.

Come out to support the kids and enjoy this timeless classic that’s delighted audiences of all ages for decades! You can purchase tickets online at the Kennedy Center link above.

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Save the Date: ACC’s Winter Concert Set for December 13 at 6:00 p.m.!

ACC_2015WinterConcertFlierJoin us for a fantastic free evening of song on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6:00 p.m.

The sanctuary at St. George’s Episcopal Church in North Arlington will come alive as our talented choristers enchant with seasonal favorites, both old and new! They’ll also have a surprise or two to delight you, so be sure to mark your calendars now.

There will be plenty of wonderful treats available at our bake sale – your purchases will help support our musical programming for the coming year.

Bring a non-perishable food item (or two) to support our holiday food drive to benefit AFAC and members of our community who are in need.

Hope to see you there!

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ACC Featured at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington’s Concert for Humanitarian Aid to Syria

A group of some 40 ACC choristers participated in a special benefit concert for Save the Children last night at the First Presbyterian Church at 601 N. Vermont Street in Arlington.

The ACC was one of more than 25 local performing groups or individual artists who contributed their time and talents to this worthwhile effort to raise much-needed funds in support of some 5 million children orphaned, injured, or otherwise made vulnerable by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

The ACC choristers performed beautifully under the direction of Kevin Carr, ACC’s founder and Artistic Director. The children were accompanied on the piano by Sheila Epstein. Their set included “The Little Birch Tree,” a lovely Russian folk song; “Linden Lea,” an early choral work  of Ralph Vaughan Williams; and the popular South African hymn “Siyahamba.”

The ACC is committed to lending our voices to help our community and our world. We’re pleased to have been able to support this important benefit concert and an organization like Save the Children.

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ACC to Perform at Final D.C. Performances of Joffrey Ballet Version of the Nutcracker!

Ashley C. Wheater, Artistic Director
Conceived and directed by Robert Joffrey
Selected choreography by Gerald Arpino
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra

“A theatrical event of irresistible power”
The Washington Post

“A warm, lavish tribute to fantasy, family, and classic dance”
The Chicago Tribune

Robert Joffrey’s awe-inspiring staging of the perennial classic The Nutcracker will enjoy its final D.C. performances in the 2015–2016 season, as Chicago’s world-renowned The Joffrey Ballet is set to premiere a new version in the company’s hometown for future seasons. So bring your entire family to cherish and delight in this joyful holiday treat, a fairy-tale favorite that “could easily melt an old-fashioned snowstorm with its unique combination of warmth, charm, grandeur, and superb performances” (The Chicago Sun-Times)!

Boasting larger-than-life Victorian America scenery and costumes, entrancing storytelling, Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, and invigorating dancing that could only be found in a dream, Robert Joffrey’s “elegantly unified production” (The Washington Post) brings the magic of the season to life like no other Nutcracker. The ballet swirls with heroic toy soldiers, sword-fighting mice, the glittering Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, crowd-pleasing waltzes and folk divertissements, a giant Mother Ginger puppet from the creator of Big Bird, and a journey to the Kingdom of Sweets–all the extraordinary vision of a wide-eyed young girl.

Following tradition, dozens of local children will join the company on stage, while D.C.-area youth choir members from Arlington Children’s Chorus lend their voices to what is heralded as the most spectacular Snow Scene today, featuring a parade of ballerina-snowflakes that will take your breath away.

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ACC to Perform at the Wounded Warrior Concert November 8th, 2015

The Arlington Children’s Chorus will be performing at the Wounded Warrior Save the Children of Syria concert on November 8th 2015 7PM (Call time 6:30PM) at the Presbyterian Church on Wilson Blvd.  Come on out and hear our sound.  We honor those members of the military who serve and protect us.

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