Come to Annapolis this December and listen to joyful music celebrating Holiday Season 2017. As usual, Maryland’s beautiful capital city will entertain locals and visitors with three terrific musical events during the first weekend of December. The Pipes & Drums Concert, State House Holiday Concert, and Handel’s Messiah Concert will inspire you to join in the spirit of love and sharing.
Pipes & Drums Concert
The U.S. Naval Academy Pipes & Drums Band was founded in 1996 with an endowment from the Class of 1961. An active ensemble in the Academy’s Musical Activities Department, they are the sole active duty pipe band in the Department of the Navy. The only other active duty pipe band in the military is West Point’s Corps of Cadets Pipes & Drums. The USNA band is comprised of bagpipers, highland drummers, and highland dancers.
- Location: Mahan Hall, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
- Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
- Time: 7:30 p.m.
- Tickets: $11.00
**Children’s tickets: $5.00 available by phone or at the door**
Purchase tickets online, by phone, or at the door on the night of the event.
State House Holiday Concert
Take a tour of the beautiful and historic State House of Maryland before listening to the voices and music of youth choruses and musicians. As they perform, their faces will be glowing from the colorful lights on the State’s official Christmas tree.
- Location: Maryland State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis
- Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017 (TO BE CONFIRMED)
- Time: 6:00 p.m.
- Admission: Free (Photo I.D. required for ages 16 and older)
Handel’s Messiah Concert
Accompanied by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club and Metropolitan Opera Company soloists will perform selections from the beloved Messiah by Handel. The Director of Choral Activities of the USNA will conduct this inspiring concert, which has been broadcast by PBS throughout the country. There are two performances scheduled.
- Location: Main Chapel, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis
- 1st Performance Date & Time: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
- 2nd Performance Date & Time: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
- Tickets: $21/$26/$31/$36/$46, depending on pew location
Your Inn Near Holiday Music
All three events are only a few minutes away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.