Vienna, Virginia (PRWEB) November 15, 2012
The Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is thrilled to host the 2012 Holiday Sing-A-Long on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please note this year’s change from Sunday to Saturday. The “President’s Own” United States Marine Band will once again lead the audience of families and friends in traditional holiday songs and encourage participation for a true sing-a-long experience. Joining this premier band on stage is a choir of roughly 400 voices representing top vocal groups from across the D.C. region. The harmonious sounds resonating from within the Filene Center will inspire holiday cheer and kick off the festive season in style.
Wolf Trap will also be participating in Toys for Tots by collecting new, unwrapped toys at the venue’s entrance before the event. Donations are voluntary and not required for admission. The 2012 Holiday Sing-A-Long is free and does not require tickets. Gates to the Filene Center open at 3 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive early. The Metro shuttle bus will not be running for this event. Parking is free but limited.
The Holiday Sing-A-Long began in 1968 when Wolf Trap’s founder, Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994), invited local church choirs to her house to sing Christmas carols and share in holiday cheer. Since then, it has evolved into a packed house at the Filene Center featuring a multitude of volunteer singers from community churches and choral groups rejoicing in the company of hundreds of area families. Audiences and chorus alike bring their own bells and candles and participate in a “Jing-A-Long,” during which the audience will use their own bells to join in on “Jingle Bells,” and a traditional performance of “Silent Night,” accompanied by a picturesque candlelight procession exiting the Filene Center.
For more information, please call (703) 255-4096 or e-mail camillec(at)wolftrap(dot)org.