Of course we have more New York holiday events to share with you!
"Viennese Christmas" by the Hollywood Concert Orchestra: The Hollywood Concert Orchestra, an ensemble of America’s finest musicians, has become one of the premier ensembles in the world. A "Viennese Christmas" program has been touring for 18 years. The concept of the program was conceived in late 1990s as a tribute to the annual Gala performed in Vienna each New Year’s Eve. This program is a great combination of the famous Holiday tunes and the Viennese music that we all love. Tickets: $25, $20, $15 | Children 12 & under $10 any seat. December 6 at 8 p.m.
The Vienna Boys Choir at Carnegie Hall: The Vienna Boys Choir has delighted music lovers across the globe for six centuries with their purity of tone, charm, and crowd-pleasing repertoire. Christmas in Vienna showcases the voices of these child musicians in a program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs and, of course, holiday favorites. Decmber 14 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices vary.
35th Annual Winter Solstice Concert: Winter Solstice is our contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people came together during the longest night of the year to celebrate the turning point in the Earth’s journey around the sun, and the birth of a new year. Now in its 35th year, this cross-cultural performance within the awe-inspiring space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine has become one of New York’s favorite holiday events. This year’s Solstice promises to be a landmark in the show’s tradition of interweaving diverse performers of the world. “For me, the solstice celebration is an ever-renewing thrill — whether watching the sun gong ascend 12 stories with its player to the vault of the Cathedral; or hearing the ‘tree of sounds’ as it slowly turns, reflecting a myriad of lights from its hundreds of bells, gongs and chimes. Please join us as we ‘bring home the sun’ and celebrate the birth of a new year.” – Paul Winter. December 18 – 20. Times and ticket prices vary.
Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall: Musica Sacra continues its annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s most beloved work. Conducted by Musica Sacra’s acclaimed Music Director, Kent Tritle. The soprano soloist will be Lianne Coble whose voice has been described by The New York Times as possessing “melting, devotional sweetness.” Miss Coble has previously performed as soloist for Messiah with the Dallas Bach Society. Mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen will return to Musica Sacra as the alto soloist. Miss Jensen maintains a robust opera career performing throughout Europe and America, including engagements at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In addition to serving as a Musica Sacra Messiah soloist, Tenor Lawrence Jones will be heard (along with Silvie Jensen) on the new Robert Paterson recording with Musica Sacra (see article below). Praised by The New York Times for his "vibrant, resonate presence," baritone John Brancy makes his Musica Sacra debut with these performances of Handel’s Messiah. He is a 2013 George London Foundation Encouragement Award winner, and winner of the 2013 Marilyn Horne Song Competition. We look forward to watching his burgeoning international opera career develop after early successes at the Dresden Semperoper, Le Théâtre du Châtelet and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera Tour.