Patuxent Voices, an all-female a cappella group, will perform ‘That’s Christmas to Me’, a selection of holiday music to celebrate the season. Performances are Friday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. at All Saints Church, Sunderland; Saturday, December 10, 7:30 p.m. at Christ Church, Broomes Island; and Sunday, December 11, 3:00 p.m. at Our Lady Star of the Sea, Solomons. Performances are free, but donations are welcome. See website for details: www.patuxentvoices.org.
That’s Christmas to Me opens and closes with favorites from the group Pentatonix – White Winter Hymnal and the title song, That’s Christmas to Me. As usual, there is a variety of music that includes something for everyone, from a glorious 8-part O Holy Night to Christmastime is Here from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Two jazzy Christmas spirituals, As Lately We Watched and Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, are interwoven with more contemplative selections, Silent Night and Randal Thompson’s Nowel. Other traditional favorites include a light-hearted Frosty the Snowman, a rhythmic Deck the Halls in 7/8, and rousing versions of Jingle Bells and We Need a Little Christmas.
This season, Patuxent Voices is directed by member and trustee, Linda Aughe. The 8 members of Patuxent Voices come from Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties. In addition to giving two sets of concerts annually, one at Christmas and one in the spring, Patuxent Voices can be seen at a variety of community events. During the holiday season, they will perform at the Calvert Marine Museum for the Solomons Christmas Walk on Friday, December 2 at 7:15 pm. ‘Like us’ on Facebook for notifications of upcoming performances.