Christmas with Cantus | Wolf Trap

Christmas with CantusLessons and Carols for Our TimeChamber Music at The Barns

FRI 12/3 7:30PM


Doors Open
6:00 PM
The Barns
1635 Trap Road
Vienna, VA 22182
The ethereal vocal ensemble Cantus returns to The Barns for an evening of holiday favorites. From Latin hymnody to Spanish folksong, from Sacred Harp to Irving Berlin, this is the perfect way to kick off your holiday season.
“The Mirthful Heart”
Abbie Betinis

“O Tannenbaum”
arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw

“Jesus Christ the Apple Tree”
Elizabeth Poston, arr. Matthew Goinz

“Beside Thy Manger”
Rachel DeVore Fogarty

“Christmas Angel”
Corlynn Hanney

“I Wonder as I Wander”
John J. Niles, arr. Paul John Rudoi

“I Saw Three Ships”
arr. Reginald Bowens

“Go Tell it on the Mountain”
arr. Marvin V. Curtis

Adam J. Simon

“Silent Night”
Franz Gruber, arr. Christopher H. Harris


Dakota and the Snow Phoenix
Chris Foss (World Premiere)

R. Murray Schafer

“Welcome Christmas”
from How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Albert Hague, arr. David Wright

“Must Be Santa”
Hal Moore and Bill Fredricks, arr. Jon Nicholas

“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
Albert Hague

“Love is Christmas”
Sara Bareilles

“Aguinaldo Carols”
Saunder Choi

There will not be a post-show reception for this performance. However, the performers will be available after the show for a short meet-and-greet in the Scottish Barn.


The health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff is our highest priority. All patrons, regardless of age, attending performances at The Barns at Wolf Trap will be required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test along with matching photo ID upon entry. Visit for more information.

Dan and Gayle D’Aniello, Wolf Trap Season Underwriters