Friday, December 15, 2023 @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm (EST)
Washington Street United Methodist Church, Alexandria, VA, United States
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Advance: $45-$65 ($15 student w/ ID) |
At the door: $55-$75 ($25 student w/ ID)

In 1933, working deep in Appalachia, renowned folklorist and ethnomusicologist John Jacob Niles encountered a camp meeting where: "A girl stepped out to the edge of the little platform attached to the automobile [and] began to sing. She smiled as she sang and sang only a single line of a song." This simple tune became the beloved carol I wonder as I wander and is the starting point for The Thirteen's celebration of the Christmas story in song, as we sing music of wonder and joy for the holidays. Featuring works from the 16th Century to today, including works written for The Thirteen, "I Wonder as I Wander" explores the intersection between the holiday story and awe, celebration, warmth, and joy!

3 performances of this program:
- Friday, December 15, 7:30pm at Washington Street UMC in Alexandria, VA
- Saturday, December 16, 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC
- Sunday, December 17, 5pm at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD

The December 17 performance will also be livestreamed. All in-person tickets include access to the virtual performance On Demand.

About The Thirteen

"Exquisite in every way" (Gramophone), The Thirteen is a professional choir and orchestra celebrated for re-imagining the potential of vocal music from many periods. Praised for performing with "striking color and richness" that "transfigures the listener" (The Washington Post) and "a tight and attractive vocal blend and excellent choral discipline" (American Record Guide), for over a decade the ensemble has been at the forefront of invigorating performances of masterworks ranging from early chant to world premieres and the centuries in between.

The Thirteen's discography includes a new recording of Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610; the world premiere recording of Scott Ordway's opera The Outer Edge of Youth; Truth and Fable, which premiered in October 2019 and was pre-nominated for a Grammy award; the critically-acclaimed Christmas album Snow on Snow; and RADIANT DARK, which reached #28 on the iTunes Classical Charts.

Washington Street United Methodist Church

109 S Washington St
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States