Soul to Soul: A Gospel Music Extravaganza
To Build Bridges Across the Community Through Gospel Music
with Dr. Robert Jefferson
Nov. 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Nov. 15, 10:00-4:00 p.m., Nov. 16, 3:00 p.m.
Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ
15 West Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Welcome to The Frederick Chorale’s 2014-2015 season. You can look forward to another ambitious lineup of beautiful, thought-provoking music beginning this fall.
On the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, the Frederick Chorale will open the Frederick Keys baseball game with a heartfelt rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. Come celebrate the 200th anniversary of these lyrics, written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 when he saw the U.S. flag still flying after a British attack on Baltimore’s Fort McHenry. Set to music and declared our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner has inspired generations of Americans in our constant vigilance of freedom.
In November, the Chorale will once again partner with area churches to present Soul to Soul: A Gospel Music Extravaganza.This weekend-long event led by Dr. Robert L. Jefferson is open to all singers regardless of their musical expertise. Our goal is to build bridges across the community through active engagement with Gospel Music. The best way to know any kind of music is to do it. People with a passion for singing who want to open their hearts to communal music making should not miss this special experience.
The Chorale’s holiday concert, 4,000 Years of Christmas: Music Celebrating Ancient Holiday Traditions will include many cultural elements from the pre-Christian era, adopted by early Christians and emerging in the familiar music of the Christmas story. Featuring the imaginative artistry of storyteller, Adam Booth, this Christmas concert promises to shine new light on your holiday season.
In the spring The Frederick Chorale will share a stage with the renowned Frederick Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Judy DuBose, and an instrumental ensemble. Together, singers young and mature will perform Leonard Bernstein’s joyful Chichester Psalms and John Rutter’s poignant Mass of the Children. Held in the splendid new sanctuary of St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor, this concert will showcase the full scope of Frederick’s amazing vocal talent.
In June, we will close the season in grand finale fashion when we join voices with the Symphonic Chorus of the National Music Festival Orchestra in Chestertown, Maryland, and perform a major masterwork yet to be announced (but very likely to be Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem). The music is timeless, and the event is one of Maryland’s premier musical happenings.
To borrow an oft-used phrase, this season offers something special for everyone. We look forward to seeing you in our audience.
Douglas D. Cox