Evening Concert

Christmas with the Spelman and Morehouse Glee Clubs AND A Season’s Griot 2013


Tonight on WILL-FM's "Evening Concert"..... starting at 7:00 it's "Christmas with the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs", presenting carols and spirituals like 'Go Tell it on the Mountain' and 'Behold the Star'. At 8:00 it's "A Season's Griot, 2013": this year's program will celebrate "Family" with special guests Elisha Minter, Beverly Burnette, and others.

Christmas with the Spelman and Morehouse Glee Clubs

Prelude: David N. Johnson

PROCESSIONAL: Hail to the Lord's Anointed - O0ld English

O Come, Emmanuel Alice Parker

A Christmas Pair: Down To The Roots Of The World Dan Locklair

Galician Christmas Carol On The Feast Of The Holy Kings: arr. Frederick Ericksen

Lux Aurumque: Eric Whitacre

Break Forth Into Joy: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Infant Holy: Polish Carol - Adrian Williams

Rise Up, Shepherd and Follow: arr. David Hurd

Star Carol: John Rutter

The First Noel: Chorus and Audience - English Carol

All Men Draw Near: Peter Williams - Spelman College Glee Club

Mary, Did You Know?: Buddy Greene - Spelman College Glee Club

Up Above My Head: arr. Andrea Ramsey - Spelman College Glee Club

Glory to God: arr. Kevin Johnson - Spelman College Glee Club

We Are Christmas: Sarah Stephens/Kevin Johnson - Spelman College Glee Club

Joy To The World: George F. Handel - Chorus and Audience

The Bells Ring Out for Christmas: John Sacco - Morehouse College Glee Club

What Child Is This?: arr. Timothy C. Takach - Morehouse College Glee Club

Oh Holy Child: Michael Cox - Morehouse College Glee Club

Canto de Aguinaldo: arr. Channing Lefebvre - Morehouse College Glee Club

Go Where I Send Thee: arr. Uzee Brown, Jr. - Morehouse College Glee Club

Betelehemu (Yoruba/Nigerian): Morehouse College Glee Club - Olatunji-Whalum

O Come All Ye Faithful: J.F. Wade - Chorus and Audience

Behold The Star!: Negro Jubilee - arr. William L. Dawson

Glory Hallelujah To The New Born King: arr. Mark Butler - Negro Spiritual

See Dat Babe: arr. Stacey Gibbs

I Believe This Is Jesus:arr. Undine Smith Moore

Go Tell It On The Mountain: Negro Jubilee - Chorus and Audience

RECESSIONAL: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - Felix Mendelssohn

A Season’s Griot 2013

Hosted for nearly 20 years by acclaimed storyteller Madafo Lloyd Wilson, this annual special captures the tales and traditions of African American and African peoples. This year’s program celebrates “Family” with familiar and favorite elements of Griot, and plenty of music.

brief rundown of the material:



“Hyena” music by Madafo Lloyd Wilson and Paco Strickland (not complete song)

Kwanzaa Definition—read by Madafo

Nguzo Saba by community members

“Sesquicentennial Detours ” poem by Beverly Fields Burnette

“The Shepherd Boy” by Madafo

“Bread Family Name” by Elisha Minter


Street Interview

“Yes Sir, Daddy, Yes Sir” - Minter

“Talk to the Wood” – Joyce Grear

“Elisha Learns to Bake Biscuits” - Minter


“My Great-Grandmother’s Gourd” – read by Grear

Closing Credits