We’re back for the second annual Silent Night Sing-In! In 2018, to mark the 200th anniversary of the beloved Christmas carol “Silent Night," more than 1,200 singers gathered at the Kimmel Center to sing in a free, community performance of a new arrangement of the song by Philadelphia composer John Conahan. It was such a success, that we're doing it again! But with a twist... this year we're adding a second carol, "O Come All Ye Faithful." WRTI's Gregg Whiteside will once again emcee the event!
Here are the details:
On Monday, December 16th, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 PM, singers from diverse ensembles all across the Greater Philadelphia Region, and anyone who enjoys singing, will come together for the Silent Night Sing-In. There will be a brief rehearsal with all participating singers at 6:15 PM sharp and then a performance for anyone who wants to listen at 7 PM. All singers should arrive by 6:00PM.
The goal is to provide a warm and comfortable space for singers of all backgrounds to connect and be a part of something positive. It’s a celebration of the connectivity of music in our beloved city. ARE YOU IN? Register here!
Produced by WRTI 90.1 with Artistic Director John Conahan and the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus, this event is free for singers and audience members. Everyone is invited to participate! Singers can sign up, and find the sheet music and voice-part learning files here.
Above Photo Credit: Lisa Schaffer Photography
About the composer:
John Conahan is a composer, performer, conductor, and educator based in Philadelphia. His compositions have been premiered at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, and other prestigious venues by conductors including Lorin Maazel, Marin Alsop, and Donald Nally. One of Conahan’s works was featured at the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony in Washington, DC.
WRTI 90.1 is a member-supported, classical music and jazz public media station located in Philadelphia, with 14 frequencies serving listeners in PA, NJ, and DE. The mission of WRTI is to champion music as a vital cultural resource with core values of discovery, curation, performance, community, and preservation. Listen on the radio, online at WRTI.org, on the WRTI mobile App, and on your favorite smart speaker.