Friday, October 12, 2012
The Nashville Caroling Company to Perform at Cheekwood on Nov. 24
The Nashville Caroling Company will bring Victorian holiday cheer to Cheekwood Mansion in Belle Meade with a special caroling concert from 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 24 (Saturday).
The quartet's "Songs of Christmases Past" show will feature a cappella performances of holiday classics such as "Silent Night", "The First Noel", and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen". The Nashville Caroling Company, which was founded in 2008, is known for its breathtaking mix of unaccompanied soprano, alto, tenor and bass vocals. Although the quartet specializes in sentimental Christmas classics, it's not uncommon to hear a rendition of the children's sing-along, "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer!".
The group's repertoire was specially arranged for four-part harmony by composer and Broadway conductor Jeff Lisenby. The singers will be dressed in authentic Dickens-style top hats, coats, ties and dresses designed by Nashville costumer Pam Lisenby.
The "Songs of Christmases Past" show will occur in the mansion's drawing room, which is adorned with 20-foot high ceilings, marble floors, chandeliers, and fine art.
"We plan to perform carols that the Cheeks would have sung in their home during the 1930s," said group founder and vocalist Jaclyn Brown.
Admission to the concert is free with admission to Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art. Cheekwood Mansion is located in Belle Meade at 1200 Forrest Park Drive. For Cheekwood ticket information, visit http://www.Cheekwood.org.
To learn more about The Nashville Caroling Company, call (615) 491-4766, send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.TheNashvilleCarolingCompany.com.