The North Florida Women’s Chorale is excited to present its annual Christmas performance on Friday, December 30th, at 6 pm. The Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine, 38 Cathedral Place, will host the concert.
The chorale is under the directorship of Kerry Fradley, also the founder and director of the St. Augustine Youth Chorus. Kerry is committed to her passion for leading the chorale in remarkable musical compositions.
The chorale’s accompanist, Kathleen VandeBerg, provides her boundless expertise and experience of choral performance to enhance each member of the chorale’s devotion to performing wondrous music for their audiences.
Featured in the concert will be a major work, Magnificat, by a popular young Norwegian composer Kim Andre Arnesen. His talent has created a Grammy nominated masterpiece for treble choir, string orchestra, and organ. The Gramophone magazine review of April, 2015, describes Arnesen’s Magnificat as “warmly compassionate music which positively glows with its soaring, beautifully arched melodic lines…..”
In addition to the Magnificat, the program will also include familiar and beloved carols and songs of the holiday season. An enjoyable portion of the concert is a joyous Christmas carol sing-along with those in the audience.
The concert is free and open to the public. For further information, go to womenschorale.org.