Holiday specials: “Welcome! Christmas” and “Light and Gold - Christmas with Eric Whitacre”

December 20, 2015
 

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

Program:

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)

and

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

Program:

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.


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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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