Christmas Spectacular Concert
The New England Youth Ensemble.
The Christmas Spectacular is back! Catch the spirit of Christmas with this free holiday concert. Bring your family, and invite your friends to this first come, first serve, Sounds of the Season!
The nationally recognized ProMusica and New England Youth Ensemble will perform this annual Christmas worship tradition of musicians and vocalists uniting in song and spirit!
A Free Will Offering Will Be Taken. For more information, please call (301) 662-5254.
Saturday, December 7th, 2019,
starting at 4:00 P.M.
Frederick Seventh-day Adventist Church
6347 Jefferson Pike,
Frederick, MD 21703
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ProMusica was established in 1967 by the late Paul Hill, director of the famed Paul Hill Chorale. It has appeared in numerous prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as well as in other leading concert halls and cathedrals internationally. Under the leadership of its newly appointed director, Anwar Ottley, the choir from Washington Adventist University strives to continue the legacy and standard of excellence for which it has become known.
About The New England Youth Ensemble
The New England Youth Ensemble (NEYE), founded in 1969 by Dr. Virginia-Gene Rittenhouse is one of the most internationally traveled Youth/Student Orchestras in America. In 1994 the NEYE became the resident orchestra of Washington Adventist University and has since continued to enjoy wide-spread critical acclaim. In 2006 long-time performing member and WAU alumnus, Preston Hawes, joined the faculty of Music Department to collaborate with Dr. Rittenhouse in the administrative and artistic leadership of the Ensemble. The Ensemble has performed at the Jerash Festival in Jordan under the auspices of HM Queen Noor of Jordon, Vilanov Palace in Warsaw Poland for President Ford, Henry Kissinger, and First Secretary Edward Gierek and most recently the Ensemble performed under the direction of Preston Hawes at the Thailand Cultural Center for HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana and numerous other dignitaries and world leaders.
The Ensemble performs many of the orchestral standards while taking advantage of the opportunity afforded in performing extensively with the Columbia Chorale, also of WAU. This allows NEYE members to increase their knowledge of repertoire that includes the less often performed sacred works for orchestra-choir combinations. The NEYE mission is simple: to bring great music to a searching world that is performed, in the words of J.S. Bach, “to the Glory of God and the Refreshment of the Spirit”. The NEYE is especially concerned about the plight of children orphaned by the scourge of AIDS and is a proud sponsor of the Zimbabwe Orphanage Project.