Thursday, Dec. 30th
5 PM | Dinner Social
7 pM | Concert
St. James Catholic Church | Charles Town
Rachelle Hunt, Audrey Pride, and Domenic Salerni, violin
Fitz Gary, viola
Schuyler Slack and Katie Tertell, cello
Gary Penkala, organ/continuo
Special Guests: St. James' College Choir
Start the evening with a dinner social with other guests and festival artists, followed by a festive concert in a beautiful setting featuring a collaboration with singers from St. James Catholic Church. Selections include Corelli's Christmas Concerto and excerpts from Bach's beloved Christmas Oratorio. Ticket price includes dinner social before performance at 5pm. Family-friendly.
Corelli: Christmas Concerto
Vivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons
Bach: Excerpts from Christmas Oratorio
No. 4 “Bereite dich, Zion” (Prepare Thyself, Zion)
No.5 “Wie soll ich dich empfangen” (How Shall I Fit to meet Thee)
No. 9 “Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein” (Ah Dearest Jesus)
No. 10 “Sinfonia”
No.12 “Brich an O schönes Morgenlicht” (Break Forth O Beauteous)
Frost/Traditional: Christmas Carols, arranged by Irish musician, Sinead Frost
More about ACMF:
Appalachian Chamber Music Festival melds world-class chamber music performances, collaboration and outreach, with the rich and inspiring history, nature and culture of Harpers Ferry, Charles Town, Jefferson County and surrounding areas. We are all about bringing music to audiences in new, meaningful and accessible ways! We celebrate what is already here on a world stage, while striving to further enrich the region through our shared love of music. We work to elevate and amplify local businesses and organizations as we celebrate and preserve the unique nature, history and culture of the area. After a successful inaugural summer season, we are excited to bring you holiday cheer this winter!
*Please note: program subject to changes
ACMF believes we need music and cultural experiences now more than ever, which is why it is so important to us to bring live in-person performances to our audiences.
We are closely monitoring Covid-19 safety protocols and guidelines in the area, and have plans in place to make the festival a success! This includes a thorough social-distancing safety protocol, and excitingly, most of our events will be available live-streamed and in digital format via our Facebook page, YouTube and other platforms as well as in-person.