Celebrate the holidays together as a family with half-price tickets for youth through grade 12. Have a large extended family? Bring a group of 10 or more and receive 10% off holiday performances!
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Friday, Dec, 13, at 8 p.m.
Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall
Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’ as the American Festival Pops Orchestra ushers in the season with its annual holiday concert. A beloved tradition at the Hylton Center, the uplifting evening includes treasured classics like Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” “A Christmas Festival,” a rousing carol sing-a-long, and special guest artists. Maestro Anthony Maiello leads Northern Virginia’s very own pops orchestra in this lively, family-friendly evening of musical merriment. Special guest artists include Angela Knight, Mason Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Darden and Shawn Purcell, and more!
There is no sound more celestial than the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir, who return for their annual holiday concert to celebrate the magic of the season. The world’s foremost children’s choral group performs a delightful program of classical masterpieces, contemporary pop favorites, Austrian folk songs, and beloved Christmas carols with their signature old-world charm and youthful vocal purity. This ensemble of sopranos and altos, comprised of boys between the ages of 9 and 14 and representing 31 countries, is enormously popular across the globe. With more than six centuries of choral tradition, it is among the oldest of all musical organizations. Over the centuries, illustrious composers have written masterpieces for the choir, and many great musicians and composers got their musical start as members. These young cultural ambassadors are adored for their wide range of repertoire, purity of tone, and generosity of musical spirit. It is the perfect holiday gift for you and your family.