Evening Concert

This Week (Dec 23 - 29, 2013) on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM


This week the Evening Concert starts early: on Sunday night at 7:00 with "Welcome, Christmas" and "The Tallis Scholars: Love is Better than Wine". Then Monday night it's the "St. Olaf Christmas Festival"; Tuesday night the "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols"; Wednesday "Handel's 'Messiah' from Boston"; Thursday "Christmas with the Spelman and Morehouse Glee Clubs" and "A Season's Griot 2013". Friday. ..Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper.

WEEK OF DECEMBER 23 - 24 – 25 – 26 – 27, 2013

Monday December 23: Holiday Special: St. Olaf Christmas Festival

A service in song and word that has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra (Steven Amundson, conductor).

KERNIS: Musica Celestis (Excerpt)
MENDELSSOHN: Lift Thine Eyes to the Mountains (from ‘Elijah’)
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Antiphon (from ‘Five Mystical Songs’)

entire program at http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/classical/holidays/display/web/2013/11/12/st-olaf-christmas-festival

Tuesday December 24:  Holiday Special: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

King’s College Choir Stephen Cleobury, director
Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England recorded earlier today at 3 PM Cambridge time. The King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

TRAD.: Ding Dong Merrily on High

TRAD.: Joy To the World

TRAD.:Away in a Manger

entire program at: http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/events/chapel-services/nine-lessons.html

Wednesday December 25:  Holiday Special: Handel’s ‘Messiah’ from Boston (airs 7:00 – 10:00 pm)

Handel & Haydn Society Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus (Boston)

Harry Christophers, conductor; Karina Gauvin, soprano; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; James Gilchrist, tenor; Sumner Thompson, bass.

HANDEL: Messiah: Oratorio in Three Parts for Vocal Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra

order of presentation: Pt. 1; "Intermission Feature" (11:00 minutes); Pt. 2; Pt. 3.

Thursday December 26: Holiday Specials: 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


Friday December 27: Prairie Performances with Roger Cooper (per Patterns)

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra (03/09/13)

Orchestral Masters

Stephen Alltop, conductor; Winston Choi, piano