A Blue Ridge Christmas – The Virginia Consort

©2011 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Photos By NCL Valley Photographer Hayley Osborne : The Virginia Consort performed to a packed house this past Sunday afternoon (December 11, 2011) at the Rockfish Presbyterian Church just north of Nellysford.

Near Nellysford
Nelson County, Virginia

One of the most highly anticipated events put on by Wintergreen Performing Arts is their annual Christmas music. This year WPA organized The Virginia ConsortA Blue Ridge Christmas. NCL”s Valley Photographer Hayley Osborne attended Sunday’s performance and grabbed some of the shots you see here.

Members of The Virginia Consort as Sunday's program of A Blue Ridge Christmas was just beginning.

According to WPA’s website:

A Blue Ridge Christmas, concert-goers heard the Consort’s signature mix of music written to celebrate the Christmas season, spanning five centuries and three continents, and including 21st century settings of Medieval chants, a Baroque-era motet, well-loved carols, engaging folk-hymns, and rousing spirituals.

Judith Gary—Music Director and Conductor of The Virginia Consort brings over 35 years conducting experience to her work including the annual event here in Nelson.
People in the audience enjoy A Blue Ridge Christmas from the loft at Rockfish Presbyterian Church this past Sunday afternoon.

Wintergreen Performing Arts is already gearing up for their 2012 season. Next year’s theme is Inovation 2012. To learn more head on over the their website by clicking here.


  1. Hayley’s photos are wonderful! Thanks!!

    We have been to the past dozen or so of these and this year’s was totally over the top. By far their best ever!!! I’m sorry that it consisted of only one performance in C’ville and one in Nellysford. The world needs to hear this. Judith Gary is at the top of her game. And this performance was a gem!

    So this marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Thank you Larry Alan Smith. Thank you Wintergreen Performing Arts. Thank you Judith Gary.

    Merry Christmas to Wintergreen and Nelson County. Peace on Earth.


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