The week is here! Our annual Christmas Concerts are back and our choirs have been hard at work preparing to welcome you to Joyful, a two night event celebrating our 30th season. This year’s program features classics alongside carols making it the perfect family outing to get into the holiday spirit.
Charlotte Choir School is proud to present our Christmas Concerts in Charlotte under the direction of Artistic Director Elizabeth Lenti. This evening of music is a celebration of 30 years since Charlotte Choir School opened our doors. It showcases what all five Charlotte Choir School choirs have been able to accomplish since our season began in August as well as incorporates familiar Christmas classics for all to join in. The program features music by David Conte, Eleanor Daley, Michael Edwards, and Dan Forrest.
Tickets to our Christmas Concerts in Charlotte are only available on our website. You can buy them today and up to the concert start time on the day of the show.
We can’t wait to welcome you! Here are some important quick details you will find helpful if you’re attending.
Venue — We are excited to welcome you back to our home at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Uptown for this concert.
Parking — Parking is available for free in the TransAmerica Square Parking Garage on Seventh Street. Please use the Seventh Street entrance just west of Tryon Street. Bring your ticket to the show for validation.
Tickets — Please bring the tickets you receive by email to the show. You can print your tickets or bring them on your mobile device. Tickets must be scanned for admission. There is no will call for this event.
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Whether you’ve been attending Charlotte Choir School concerts for years, or this will be your first time, we want you to enjoy yourself and support our singers as a comfortable member of our audience. Here are some frequently asked questions about the concert-going experience that may help.
Our choirs love an enthusiastic and appreciative audience, so we encourage your applause. Please hold any applause during short pauses between movements or sections of longer pieces. Once a complete piece has ended, your applause is greatly appreciative. A standing ovation for our final curtain call is always appreciated, too!
Food or beverage is not permitted in our main stage venue, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Please respect the sanctity of our founding partner’s worship space.
Concerts begin promptly at the announced starting time. Latecomers and those who leave the venue before or during a work will be seated at the first appropriate break in the program.
Please consider how long it will take you to park, walk to our venue, check in, and have a moment before the show to familiarize yourself with the program and relax. We suggest you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before showtime.
Yes, cell phones and cameras are allowed. However, we require that you turn off all cell phones, cameras, pagers, beeping watches, and other electronic devices before the performance begins — and that you check to see that they are again turned off after any intermission.Audience members may take photographs before and after the concert. Please note, however, that no photography or recording of any kind is permitted during the performance. Anyone seen using a camera, smart phone, or other device for these activities will be asked to leave.
Our main stage concerts are about 90 minutes and are generally presented without an intermission.
Tickets are sold on our website and all tickets are delivered by email to the purchaser. We do not have a will call, and your ticket (printed or on device) must be presented for proof at the venue.
For main stage concerts at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or First United Methodist Church, free parking is provided in the TransAmerica Square parking garage on Seventh Street. Enter on Seventh just west of Tryon and bring your ticket with you to the show for validation.
You’re Uptown for a concert in Charlotte — have fun! But there’s no need to stress. Business or business casual works for all main stage concerts. Most importantly, we want you to be comfortable.
That’s okay! We perform sacred and secular choral music with a repertoire that features a mix of accessible, familiar choral works, and some pieces you may not expect. You don’t need to know anything about our repertoire to enjoy our concerts. We will publish the concert program in advance, with information about the composers featured and pieces to be performed. We’ll also include links to Spotify and Apple Music where you can hear some pieces in commercial recordings. Elizabeth Lenti, our Artistic Director, also offers program notes from the stage with information on what to listen for in a piece.