Evening Concert

“A Soulful Christmas” and Latin American Christmas Carols


Sunday December 26: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 22-14)

A Soulful Christmas

A Soulful Christmas is an uplifting, relevant display of Black music in the classical, gospel, spiritual, and jazz-inspired style. This special celebrates the non-idiomatic Black classical music, while exploring non-idiomatic choral traditions.

Julie Amacher & Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, hosts       

George Frideric Handel: Joy To the World – WSSU University Choir

Kevin Johnson and Sarah Stevens: We Are Christmas – Spelman College Glee Club

Jason Max Ferdinand: Safe In His Arms – Jason Max Ferdinand Singers

Babatunde Olatunji, arr. Wendell Whalem: Betelehemu

George Frideric Handel: Joy To The World – Take 6

Robert MacGinsey: Sweet Little Jesus Boy and We Didn’t Know – Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers

George Frideric Handel: Joy To The World – Whitney Houston and the Georgia Mass Choir

Gustav Holst: In The Bleak Midwinter, arr. Brittany Boykin  – Spelman College Glee Club

Franz Gruber: Silent Night – Leontyne Price


Fiesta! With Elbio Barilari (FST 21-40):

Latin American Christmas Carols

A selection of villancicos or Christmas carols from Spain and Latin America is featured on this Christmas themed program from Fiesta. Join us for music that spans several centuries and a great diversity of influences and traditions.

Juan de Herrera y Chumacero: A la fuente de bienes (Camerata Renacentista de Caracas/Cristina Palacios)

José de Cascante: Vientecillo que altivo (Camerata Renacentista de Caracas/Isabel Palacios)

Gaspar Fernandes: Xicochi conetzintle/Xochipitzahuac & Tleycantimo choquiliya (Temembe & Hesperion XXI)

Manuel de Sumaya: Celebren, publiquen, entonen y canten (Chanticleer; Chanticleer Sinfonia/Joseph Jennings)

Manuel de Sumaya: Angélicas milicias (Chanticleer; Chanticleer Sinfonia/Joseph Jennings)

Esteban Salas: Vayan unas especies (Conjunto de Música Antigua Ars Longa; Teresa Paz and Joseph Cabré)