Sibling folk group the Annie Moses Band will perform their Christmas special at the Alma Performing Arts Center on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.
Christmas With the Annie Moses Band has been shown as a special on PBS. As part of the show, the group will perform a “flurry” of holiday favorites such as “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen,” “Deck the Halls,” “The Sussex Carol” and “O Holy Night.”
Teresa Schlabach, Alma Performing Arts Center director, is excited to have the folk band perform their Christmas special at the Alma PAC, she said.
“I feel really lucky to have them,” Schlabach said. “I saw them perform live and felt we needed to have them in Alma.”
Tickets are $35, $27 and $20. Tickets for the show already have begun to sell, Schlabach said.
As part of the Dec. 9 show, the band will perform a combo of Christmas, country and classical music, Schlabach said. The show will last about two hours, with an intermission, she said.
“It’s a family show, with something for everyone,” Schlabach said.
Annie Moses Band is an ensemble of sibling songwriters, singers and musicians who combine technical skill with showmanship to create their own blend of a blend of folk and classical music.
Named for their great-grandmother, Annie Moses Band was founded in 2001 and began with original members Annie Wolaver Dupre, lead singer and violinist; Alex Wolaver, who plays the viola and is the chief musical producer for the band, and Ben Wolaver, cellist.
All three attended Julliard, and the band has since expanded to include other members of the family: Camille Rose Da Silva on harp and B3 organ; Gretchen Wolaver on the violin, mandolin and guitar; and Jeremiah Wolaver on electric guitar.
Over the last decade, the group has recorded 12 albums, five live DVDs and performed in hundreds of venues across the United States. They have performed on the stages of both Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.