Holiday Specials: “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir” and “Welcome Christmas”

December 23, 2018
 

Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” our chamber music concerts are pre-empted so we can bring you two Holiday Specials: “Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir”, a tradition of great artistry with touching arrangements of familiar carols,  and “Welcome Christmas” featuring VocalEssence singing traditional carols and new discoveries.

Sunday December 23: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center pre-empted for Holiday Special

Holiday Special: Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra

The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents rich arrangements of familiar carols, and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra Mack Wilberg, director

Lowell Mason: Joy to the World – Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble

French Carol: Ding! Dong! Merrily on High

English Carol: How Far Is It to Bethlehem

Gounod: Unfold, Ye Portals from The Redemption - Gabriel Trumpet Ensemble; Richard Elliott, organ

G.F. Handel: And the Glory of the Lord from Messiah

G.F. Handel: For Unto Us a Child is Born from Messiah

English Carol: The First Nowell

French Carol: Noe! Noe! – Andrew Unsworth, organ

Irving Berlin: Snow!, featuring Sutton Foster

Hugh Martin: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, featuring Sutton Foster

Irving Berlin/Kay Thompson: Happy Holiday/It's the Holiday Season, featuring Sutton Foster

Franz Grüber: Silent Night

French Carol: Carol to the King

AND Spoleto Chamber Music Festival pre-empted for Holiday Special

Holiday Special: Welcome Christmas!

New for 2018, this perennial Christmas favorite features VocalEssence, one of the world’s premier choral ensembles. John Birge hosts an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest. 

VocalEssence Philip Brunelle, conductor

Stephen Paulus: Wishes and Candles

Gustav Holst, arr. Abbie Betinis: In the Bleak Midwinter

David Evan Thomas: Carol of the Night [Premiere]

Daniel Kallman: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Nancy Gifford: Fill the Sky [Premiere]

Daniel Kantor: Child of Light

Paul Manz: E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come

John Rutter: When Music Sounds [Premiere]

Traditional, arr. Randall Davidson: Christ was Born on Christmas Day

James Pierpont, arr. J. David Moore: Jingle Bells

Cary John Franklin: A Carol

Libby Larsen: Ringeltänze: Christmas Carol-Dances


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

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