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FORUM Christmas Concert

  • St. Charles Catholic Church 3304 Washington Boulevard Arlington, VA, 22201 United States (map)

FORUM welcomes concert-goers and holiday enthusiasts to enjoy an evening of classical and festive music. Musical offerings to include classical pianist Clayton Bourassa, Kingstrone Trombones brass quartet, and vocalist Michelle Jacobeen.


Kingstreet Trombones: medley of traditional songs

Clayton Bourassa: 
"Pastorale on a Hungarian Christmas Theme" by Ernst Dohnanyi. 
Concert suite from the ballet The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky/Pletnev.

Michelle Jacobeen: medley of carols


7:30pm - Doors open, $1 off alcoholic beverages from the bar
8:00pm - First Set: Kingstreet Trombones
8:45pm - Intermission
9:00pm - Second Set: Clayton Bourassa, Michelle Jacobeen

Please Note: Out of respect for the performers, the bar will close for 15 minutes at the start of each set.


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Clayton Bourassa began studying music at the age of 6 under his father. Later in high school, Clayton began serious study of the piano, by performing in many recitals, solo shows, competitions, and other venues. He continued his study, as well as teaching, throughout college. In the present day Clayton performs and teaches in the immediate D.C. Metro area.

Kingstreet Trombones: Will Timmons, Christine Jones, Greg Hammond, Kaz Kruszewski

Michelle Jacobeen is a gifted and versatile mezzo-soprano who received a Bachelor's in Music with a Major in Musical Theater and a Minor in Vocal Performance from The Catholic University of America, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. Michelle also attended the London Dramatic Academy and has had master classes with famed performers such as Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. She has performed in many area musicals and operas including Sweeney Todd, Man of La Mancha , Damn Yankees, Guys and Dolls, Me and My Girl, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Secret Garden, Bernstein’s Mass (Kennedy Center Opera House), and Waging Peace: Souvenirs (Soloist, Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center). Michelle is currently the Director of Music Ministry at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church and teaches voice and acting lessons in her private studio. 

Earlier Event: December 12
Women's Connect Social
Later Event: December 17
Catholic Q&A