Amahl and the Night Visitors | Jan 7 & 8

Nov 29, 2022 | Christmas, Events, Families, Music, Music Outreach, News

Save the dates, January 7 and 8!

Celebrate Epiphany* with Herndon UMC as we present four performances of Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved classic, “Amahl and the Night Visitors”. A giant star appears in the sky, and then a knock on the door. Amahl answers, and suddenly the Three Wise Men are in his living room! Featuring local performers, a full choir, and a chamber ensemble, this 45-minute opera will charm your heart. Presented in English with surtitles. Free admission with donations gladly accepted.

*Epiphany is the celebration of the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles as represented by the Magi (Matthew 2:1–12).  

Singers, Dancers, Instrumentalists and Volunteers!

All are welcome to help share this wonderful story.  Information about rehearsals and performances may be found below.

Auditions | through November 7

Auditions for the roles of the Kings (tenor, baritone, and bass) and Amahl (soprano) will be by appointment from October 26- November 7.  Email to set up an audition time.

There is NO audition for the Shepherd’s chorus or children’s ensemble.

The roles of the mother and page have cast.

Rehearsals | 8 pm Wednesdays

Shepherd’s chorus rehearsals will occur at 8 pm on Wednesday evenings, beginning on November 16, in the Herndon UMC Sanctuary (701 Bennett Street). A zoom link is available for singers to join remotely if they are not able to attend in person.

Zoom links, music, listening links, and rehearsal tracks will be available to all participants.

Tech Week Rehearsals | January 2-6

Tech rehearsals will be held on January 2-6 from 6:30-9 pm at Herndon UMC.

Performances | January 7-8

All persons of all ages and abilities are welcome at every performance.  Special activities for children begin 15 minutes before each performance, and an opportunity to take a picture with kings follows the end of each show. Surtitles will be projected.  

Saturday 4 pm at Herndon UMC [Please note: for this performance only the accessible environment will include silent applause (no clapping), lights on during the performance in the audience seating area, and movement and noises are welcome from audience members.]

Saturday 7 pm at Herndon UMC

Sunday 2 pm [TBD away performance. Likely, this will not be open to the wider public.]

Sunday 6 pm at Herndon UMC

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