Holiday specials: “Welcome! Christmas” and “Light and Gold - Christmas with Eric Whitacre”
Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9 we present two Holiday specials: “Welcome! Christmas” and “Light and Gold - Christmas with Eric Whitacre”. VocalEssence sings lesser-known works. After that it’s an hour of Eric Whitacre’s choral music.
Sunday December 20:
WELCOME CHRISTMAS! 2015
A perennial broadcast favorite featuring the Minneapolis-based ensemble, VocalEssence. Recognized internationally as one of America's premier choral arts organizations
John Birge, host
VocalEssence Philip Brunelle, conductor
Alan Bullard: A Light in the Stable
Egil Hovland: I know of a lovely flower
Rachel DeVore Fogarty: The Song of a Shepherd
Justin Merritt: Miles and Miles
Traditional. arr Gunnar Idenstam: Ringen i Klockor (Ring, you Bells)
Light And Gold: The Music of Eric Whitacre
Eric Whitacre is America's most popular composer today, and his choral works are beloved by choirs throughout the world. In this one-hour programs, he introduces the music with co-host Brian Newhouse and describes the often-colorful backstory of how each piece came to be.
Brian Newhouse, host Eric Whitacre, guest
Whitacre: Little Tree – Brigham Young University Singers, Ronald Staheli, cond.
Whitacre: Glow – Eric Whitacre Singers, Eric Whitacre, cond.
Whitacre: Winter – The Choral Project
Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium - Polyphony, Stephen Layton, cond.
Poulenc: Hodie - Polyphony, Stephen Layton, cond.
Whitacre: Lux Aurumque - Eric Whitacre Singers, Eric Whitacre, cond.
Whitacre: Lux Aurumque (Wind Band version) – North Texas Wind Symphony, Eugene Corporan, cond.
Whitacre: Lux Nova - Eric Whitacre Singers, Eric Whitacre, cond.
Whitacre: The Chelsea Carol - Eric Whitacre Singers, Eric Whitacre, cond.