At The Parish House | The 2024 Winter & Spring Season
Take a musical journey through the history of the saxophone as four exceptional sax players from Shenandoah Conservatory perform a repertoire that spans four centuries. Like all our spring concerts, this performance is part of the "At The Parish House" performing arts series of Middleburg’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
Showcased will be the exceptional range of the saxophone, with a mix of music from the Baroque era, Broadway, and the Belle Époque. Included will be a medley of popular American folk songs, saxophone quartet music from England and Spain, along with a recent French tour-de-force sure to dazzle everyone.
To reserve a seat, call 540 687-6297. A $10 donation is suggested, but no one is turned away. We'll see you there!
It’s easy to think that our area’s most talented singers are mostly found in local choral groups, churches, bands and at performance venues. Meanwhile, right under our noses, there’s a wealth of singing talent flourishing in our area schools!
For the second year in a row, Emmanuel is bringing many of these young singers together to enjoy and celebrate their talents. Singers from four area schools will showcase their wide-ranging repertoires with genres ranging from Renaissance madrigals, pop, Broadway, folk, contemporary and international favorites and more. There will be choral pieces, duets, solos and a capella singing.
Reservations are recommended, but not required. A donation of $5 is suggested, but no one is turned away. Come celebrate these young singers, and be ready to join in the singing of a popular round!
For the fifth time, this famous chorus is sending one of its ensembles to wow us with their energy and virtuosity. Their wonderfully talented group, “Potomac Fever,” will bring its stunning offering of a cappella close-harmony songs.
Now in their 43rd season, their repertoire of pop and Broadway songs has won them wide acclaim in their travels, including performances in Ukraine and Cuba. They have performed with Broadway legends like Patti LuPone, Laura Benanti, and Alan Cumming, and for eight consecutive years they sang at the US President's residence during the Christmas holiday season. Come join us in welcoming them back!
Reservations are recommended but not required (540-687-6297). A free-will donation of $20 is suggested to help cover the chorus’s travel expenses, but no one will be turned away! A thrilling performance awaits you!
For thousands of years poetry has offered humanity profound insights, glorious inspirations and sheer pleasure. April is always National Poetry Month and it’s a perfect time to celebrate local poets and the gifts and power of this art form.
For a third time, Emmanuel is presenting “The Living Poets Society” to feature readings from inspiring local poets. These writers, of all ages, will read from original poems spanning a wide spectrum of topics appropriate for families to enjoy. The readings will end with a brief discussion of what defines poetry and what creative processes the poets use.
Come ready to meet our local poets and explore life experiences through the written word!
At The Parish House
WHEN • WHERE • WHAT
We offer events nine months a year in our spacious and historic Parish House. You can tell we like variety as our events range from Dixieland Jazz to Celtic folk music, from operatic arias to show tunes, from small theatrical productions to puppeteers, from poetry readings to re-creations of old time radio shows. Pianists particularly enjoy playing our 1896 Steinway grand piano.
PAST PERFORMANCES INCLUDE:
Dixie rhythm jazz band, Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, singers Jim & Mary Shaffran and Aani Bourassa, Shenandoah Saxophone Quartet, Bob Brown Puppets, Celtic musicians Poisoned Dwarf and Spencer & Beane, pianists Sophia Vastek and Brian Woods, and a local readers theater group.
Most events are not ticketed, but we do ask for a donation to help offset costs. However, if you can’t manage a donation, just come. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the performances. What’s most important is that all feel welcome and at home!
EMMANUEL CELEBRATES THE ARTS