Artistic Director Jeff Alban will lead the Blue Ridge Singers in holiday concerts this weekend. Performances are slated for Front Royal and Winchester. /Courtesy photo.
SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VA – Blue Ridge Singers, a premier chamber chorus under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Alban in the northern Shenandoah Valley, are performing their annual holiday concerts this week.
This semi-professional and multi-generational ensemble will perform sophisticated arrangements of favorite carols, Renaissance selections, spirituals and contemporary Christmas ballads by composers and arrangers such as Hassler, Gjeilo, Runestad, Thomas, Soderberg and more. There is even a cover of a Pentatonix seasonal song in the mix.
Attending a Blue Ridge Singers holiday concert is rapidly becoming a treasured tradition for many in the region. One audience member recently stated, “Such beautiful singing and great selection of music. A delightful experience.”
Another concert-goer said, “Never boring. It gave me goosebumps. I’m always blown away by the quality of the choir. So together in everything. Excellent! Love it!”
Blue Ridge Singers Concerts:
•Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30 pm, Front Royal Presbyterian Church, 115 Luray Ave.
•Sunday, Dec. 17, 4:00 pm First Baptist Church, 205 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester.
Concerts are free to the public; a freewill offering will be taken.
The chorus will also present a concert at the Village at Orchard Ridge Retirement Community in Winchester on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 pm.
Blue Ridge Singers is a 501(c)(3) exempt nonprofit that is based in Warren County, VA. For more information on the chorus, visit Blue Ridge Singers website.