Upcoming Performances

 

Beautiful Star: Christmas with Voce

with

CJ Capen, piano

Our holiday concerts this year highlight the versatility of our singers in a dynamic program of music
spanning styles and centuries that is sure to put you in the holiday mood! Seasonal standards by
Praetorius, Brahms, Rutter, Britten, and others are complemented by works of two contemporary
American composers—Kevin Siegfried’s powerful “Annunciation” and music by Shawn Kirchner
blending folk, gospel, and classical styles. Soulful works for instruments and voices by Norwegian
superstar Ola Gjeilo and a brilliant a cappella arrangement of Mel Torme’s beloved “Christmas Song”
round out this varied program.

PERFORMANCES

Saturday, December 16 at 8:00 PM
Church of the Holy Cross

Sunday, December 17 at 4:00 PM
Church of the Holy Comforter

REPERTOIRE

Kevin Siegfried: Annunciation
Johannes Brahms: “O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf,” Op. 74, No. 2
Peter Warlock: Bethlehem Down
Benjamin Britten: A New Year Carol
John Rutter: Nativity Carol
Shawn Kirchner: Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
Shawn Kirchner: One sweet little baby
Shawn Kirchner: Brightest and Best
Ola Gjeilo: O Magnum Mysterium (Serenity)
Ola Gjeilo: Tundra
Healey Willan: What is this lovely fragrance?
Hugo Wolf: Schlafendes Jesuskind
Michael Praetorius (arr. R. L. Pearsall): In dulci jubilo
Mel Torme (arr. Jerry Rubino): The Christmas Song