It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is past and the holiday season is upon us. We hope you will take a moment to join us for our holiday concerts at Tabor or from your home.
On December 14 at 10:00 AM, we will be live streaming our annual Winter Concert. The Wind Ensemble and the String Ensemble will perform the pieces they have been perfecting all fall under the direction of our new instrumental music teacher, Nadine Cunningham. This is always a lovely concert and we hope you will tune into the live stream on our Facebook page to listen. The concert is required by our students and follows the much-beloved Holiday Breakfast put on by Tabor’s Dining Services.
On December 15 at 7:30 PM, Tabor Academy choristers will host their annual traditional Lessons & Carols Service. This traditional holiday concert of Christmas choral music, enjoyed by the Tabor community and the public for decades, will take place in Wickenden Chapel. This year, the Tabor Academy String Ensemble and various other student musicians will be accompanying the choristers which should add a wonderful dimension to the concert. The event is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed on the Tabor Academy Facebook page as well.
The Festival of Lesson and Carols is a time-honored tradition of nine lessons and musical pieces that celebrate Christmas. Traditionally performed on Christmas Eve, this service was made popular by the King’s College in Cambridge, UK, with the long-standing tradition of beginning the program with the selection “Once in Royal David’s City.” Like many holiday celebrations, Lessons and Carols has many elements that pay homage to traditions of the past, such as the opening and other beloved carols.
Conductor Dr. Tianxu Zhou said, “I am continually impressed with the maturity and musicality our singers and instrumentalists exhibit during the many hours of rehearsal that you will undoubtedly hear throughout their performance. I hope you will decide to join us for this long-standing tradition at Tabor.”