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A Festival of Lights

Location: California, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Santa Clara University presents its first concert under its new Director of Choral Activities, Scot Hanna-Weir, on Saturday, December 7 in the Mission Santa Clara at 7:30pm. The concert, A Festival of Lights, explores different holiday traditions and imagery through a diverse program presented by the Santa Clara University Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. Featuring accompanist Dan Cromeenes, oboist Michael Aducci, harpist Karen Thielen, and Bruno Ruviaro with the Santa Clara Laptop Orchestra (SCLOrk), familiar Christmas repertoire is presented alongside newer works by living American composers, including the world premiere of Scott Gendel's Just Delicate Needles
 
 
-Program-
 
Gaudete (1582) | Anon. arr. Scot Hanna-Weir
 
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (1967) | Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987)
Loveliest of Trees (1995) | James Mullholand (b. 1935)
Song of the Pines (2005) | Abbie Betinis (b. 1980)
 
Esti dal (1938) | Zoltan Kodály (1882-1967)
Little Innocent Lamb (1950) | Traditional Spiritual arr. Marshall Bartholomew (1185 -1978)
Betelehemu (1994) | Traditional Nigerian Via Olatunji and Wendell Whallum (1931-1987)
 
Magnificat (2007) | Christine Donkin (b. 1976)
 
O Magnum Mysterium and Ave Maria (1545) | Adrain Willaert (1490-1562)
from Quarte Motets Pour le Temps de Noël (1952) | Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
   O magnum mysterium
   Hodie Christus natus est
A Boy Was Born (1934) | Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
 
Ramailo Nepali Tihar (2011) | Traditional Nepali arr. Virgil Sequeira
Lux Aurumque (2001) | Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)
Just Delicate Needles (Wold Premiere)  | Scott Gendel (b. 1977)
Sure on the Shining Night (2005) | Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)
Silent Night | arr. Scot Hanna-Weir
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