Music, Remembrance and Charity
Memorial Day Weekend events in and around Chantilly.
Jazz and Pizzazz
Where/When? Chantilly High School, on Thursday, May 26, Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m.
Why Go? Chantilly High’s renowned Touch of Class and the Jazz Band and Jazz Combo set the entertainment bar pretty high with this 25th anniversary show, which includes numbers by Chantilly alumni and the award winning Chantilly Drumline.
Westfield Choir “Pops” Concert
Where/When? Westfield High School on Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Why Go? A lively evening of music by Queen, Billy Joel, Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, U2, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, and many more by the talented Westfield Choir. Also features a live performance by Triple Ten.
Pricing? $5 (tickets available at the door)
Reema Semaha Remembrance Cabaret
Where/When? Westfield High School on Saturday, May 28 at 6 p.m.
Why Go? This annual Remembrance Cabaret for Virginia Tech victim, Reema Samaha, brings together the talented students from around the community to remember and reflect on Reema’s passion for the arts. While some of the artists knew Reema personally, even those who did not are connected through their respect and admiration of a beautiful life that was tragically cut short.
Pricing? Free, but donations are welcome
Remembering the Reason
Where/When? Chestnut Grove Cemetery (Herndon) on Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m.
Why Go? Pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedom. This annual dignified and moving ceremony, presented by the American Legion Wayne M. Kidwell Post 184, includes the “Avenue of Flags”, speakers and the presentation of colors by the Navy JROTC of Herndon High School.
Hope For Japan – Charity Concert
Where/When? Hylton Performing Arts Center on Monday, May 30 at 6 p.m.
Why Go? Professional musicians combine their unique talents together in this benefit concert. Program includes:
- “Un bel di” from Madame Butterfly
- Lakme Flower Duet
- Chopin’s Ballade in A flat Major
- There is a Balm in Gilead traditional spiritual
- Sakura-Cherry Blossom original piano composition
- Red Dragonfly Japanese folk song
- Slide Show depicting the catastrophe & Japanese Art Exhibit
Pricing? $25 adults, $20 for children under 12 (Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to American Red Cross to aid victims of the tsunami/earthquake tragedy in Japan.)