This annual Advent service includes readings, choral anthems and congregational carols that culminate in a stunning candle lighting ceremony. Featuring Vassar College Choir, Madrigal Singers, Women’s Chorus, Cappella Festiva Chamber Choir, and Cappella Festiva Treble Choir.
Christine Howlett, Drew Minter and Matthew Zydel , conductors
free and open to the public
Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 pm
snow date: December 17 at 3pm
For the 4th consecutive year 100s of voices are heard in celebration of Handel’s master work, featuring Cappella Festiva and conductor Christine Howlett.
The audience is invited to a talk one hour prior to each performance with guest conductor Christine Howlett.
The Hudson Valley Philharmonic string competition winner plays Sibelius’ violin concerto and 150 instrumentalists and Cappella Festiva climax the season with Carl Orff’s magnificent and overwhelmingly powerful cantata.
The audience is invited to a talk one hour prior to each performance with Conductor Randall Craig Fleischer.