Perfect Octave: Holiday Concert
Thursday, December 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
EightFold, an a cappella singing group comprised of some of the finest singers in the greater DC area, presents a seasonal program centered around Francis Poulenc’s stunning Quatre Motets Pour Le Temps de Noël. These four dazzling works trace the scene of the nativity through four perspectives: the divine mystery, the shepherds, the magi and the proclamation of the birth. The program also includes favorites from traditional ceremonies of carols, as well as from the Great American Songbook. The audience will be invited to join in on several beloved carols.
This concert is part of our new series, Perfect Octave, in which we will explore the Western canon of music, both in theory and practice. Each season, Andrew Jonathan Welch, our curator and this concert’s conductor, will unpack a musical genre or piece through a lecture and a live performance. Audiences will explore music through its historical and social context and experience it with a deeper understanding.
Welch is a pianist, conductor and composer in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he was recognized with the Robert McCoy award in collaborative piano, and American University, where he earned the university’s prestigious Evelyn Swarthout Hayes Award.
Andrew Jonathan Welch, conductor
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