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"Gift of Love" Christmas Benefit Concert for Feed My Starving Chldren

Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: Choirs with Religious Affiliation

A Musical Celebration
Personent Hodie - arr. Hoggard
Christmas Flourish - Randol Alan Bass
The Holly and the Ivy - arr. Craig Courtney
Sinfonia -Anders Ohrwall

Meditating on the Mysteries
The Yearning - Craig Courtney
The Ground (Pleni sunt ceoli) - Ola Gjeilo
Mary Did You Know - Greene/Lowry/arr. Fettke - Vickie Wagner, soloist
Three Selections from “Ceremony of Carols”
There is No Rose
Balulalow - Jill Rye, Soprano
This Little Babe
Salvator Natus Est
"This afternoon's represents the first performance of Dr. Larson's orchestrated setting of this piece.
The orchestrated version was commissioned for “Gift of Love” 2013 by the Grace United Methodist Church Music Ministry,
And will be published nationally through Hinshaw Music."
A Bit of Baroque
* Carol – While Shepherds Watched
Selections from “Messiah”
There were shepherds...and lo, the angel of the Lord...and the angel said unto them ...and suddenly
Megan Fletcher, soprano
Chorus: Glory to God in the Highest
Chorus: For Unto Us a Child is Born
Concerto in D for Trumpet, Movements I and III
Christopher O'Hara, trumpet
The Lighter Side of Christmas
Last Month of the Year - arr. Jeremy Landig
Christopher Joyner, soloist
This arrangement commissioned for today's performance.
We Three Kings - arr. Landig
Run to the Manger - Kirby Shaw
Chris Straw, soloist

Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas - Craig Courtney
"A Visit from St. Nicholas"....(Twas the Night Before Christmas)
"A poem by Clement Clarke Moore - Music by Randol Alan Bass
Read by His Honor George Pradel, Mayor of Naperville"
The Community in Song
Hark the Herald (Rutter)
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