Solstice will sing our eclectic mix of holiday songs live in the beautiful acoustic of Saint Alban's Episcopal Church in Albany.
Our outside-the-box holiday program features gorgeous music both old and new--but never the songs you hear at the mall (well, almost never).
The afternoon's selections include the Spanish Renaissance "A un nino llorando al hielo", several Middle English Christmas texts set by 20th century composer Williametta Spencer, an original arrangement of Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Time is Here" from the Charlie Brown Christmas special, in addition to beautiful and unusual carols from around the world.
The concert will feature local composer Cortlandt Bender's arrangement of Gustav Holst's haunting carol "In the Bleak Midwinter, " which he created especially for Solstice in honor of their 20th year of a cappella music making.
Let Solstice ease you into the peace and warmth of the season, and come away with joy in your heart and several copies of our holiday CD "Winter Solstice" in your shopping bag. It's the perfect last-minute solution for those hard-to-please folks on your list.
Advance tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets. $20 general/$15 Students & Seniors. $25/20 at the door.