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Choral Concert (St. Charles)

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$

St. Charles Singers

Jeffrey Hunt, conductor
Michael Giuliani, organ

A Yuletide tradition since the choir’s founding in 1984, the Candlelight Carols holiday program will, for the first time, feature seasonal songs grouped by themes: mystery, hope and wonder, and joy,

The mixed-voice ensemble of nearly 40 professional and professionally trained singers will explore mystery through John Tavener’s “O Mary Theotokos,” Kenneth Leighton’s “Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child,” Jan Vander Roost’s arrangement of “The Silver Stars,” Philip Ledger’s arrangement of “Adam Lay Ybounden,” Richard Lloyd’s “Love Came Down at Christmas,” and Simon Preston’s “There Is No Rose.”

Hope and wonder will be represented by Peter Warlock’s “Benedicamus Domino,” Paul Edwards’ “No Small Wonder,” Percy Grainger’s “There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig,” the traditional “Children’s Song of the Nativity,” Mårten Janssen’s arrangement of “Est ist ein ros’ entsprungen,” Robert Boyd’s arrangement of “I Wonder as I Wander,” Ola Gjeilo’s arrangement of “Away in a Manger,” and the traditional “Silent Night.”

Illustrating the theme of joy are John Gardner’s “A Gallery Carol” and “Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day,” David Willcocks’ “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” John Rutter’s “Angels’ Carol,” Cecilia McDowall’s “Now May We Singen,” and Ben Parry’s “Jingle Bells.”

Single admission to Candlelight Carols is $40 for adults, $35 for seniors 65 and older, and $10 for students. Group discounts are available.

“These performances traditionally sell out. Arrive at least one half hour early to find parking and seating.”

Details

Date:
December 6
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$

Venue

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church
307 Cedar Avenue
St. Charles, IL 60174 United States
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Phone:
630-584-6680
Website:
http://www.bakermemorialchurch.org/

Organizer

Kay Kendall
Phone:
630-513-5272
Email:
execdir@stcharlessingers.com
Website:
http://www.stcharlessingers.com