The National Philharmonic Singers, under the direction of conductors Stan Engebretson and Victoria Gau, will present a holiday concert on Saturday, December 3 at 8pm at Christ Episcopal Church, Rockville, MD.
A candlelight processional leads the program that will feature such well-known works as Stanford’s Magnificat in G Major; Renaissance motets In Dulci Jubilo and Resonent in Laudibus; popular carols; and a sing-along of Christmas tunes.
The National Philharmonic Singers is a chamber choir and one of several performing groups from the National Philharmonic in residence at the Music Center at Strathmore. As such, it promotes works suited for smaller ensembles, whether with accompaniment or a cappella. Its repertoire ranges from 15th to 21st centuries, and it often premieres
new compositions by local composers. In summer of 2013, the group was invited to participate in the international choral competition in Llangollen, Wales. This is the 12th year of performances at Christ Church with free-will offering benefiting the Community Ministries of Rockville.
The December 3 concert at the Christ Episcopal Church is free, but donations in support of the Community Ministries of Rockville will be gratefully accepted. The church is located at 107 South Washington Street in Rockville, MD. For directions, please visit http://www.christchurchrockville.org/newcomers-visitors/directions. For more information about the concert, call the church at 301-493-9283, ext.116. Photo of National Philharmonic Singers was taken by Stan Engebretson.