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Chicago area - New Classic Singers

Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
New Classic Singers warms up the holiday season with IN THE SWEET MID-WINTER, a festive celebration, on Sunday, December 12, at 4 p.m.  at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage  in Glen Ellyn, IL.  Music Director /
Founder Lee Kesselman will conduct the 40 voice adult ensemble as it treats the audience to Christmas, Holiday, New Years selections, both fresh and familiar.  William Buhr will accompany.  Jazz saxophonist Mark Colby and flutist Sherry Kujala will join the singers.

Tickets for New Classic Singers  are available at 630-942-4000 or www.newclassicsingers.org  or at the door. Special rates are available for students, seniors, and groups.

PROGRAM (*denotes audience participation)
I
‘Tis the Season                                                                        Kirk Marcy
II
Dona Nobis Pacem (in Latin)    Giulio Caccini arr. James Moore
Coventry Carol  Atmospheric                arr. Lee R. Kesselman  
What Child is This?                              Arr. Lee R. Kesselman
Al Hannissim                                           Arr. Elliot Z. Levine
The Dove and the Olive Leaf                     Bob Chilcott
*The First Noël                                                  Traditional
 *Joy to the World                                   Georg F. Handel

III
Wheaton Warrenville South High School Chamber Choir
Gordon Krauspe, Director
Tundra                                  Ola Gjiello
Whence Comes This Rush of Wings/Coventry Carol          Traditional
A Merry Christmas                              arr. Arthur Warrell
IV.
Lux Aurumque                                                  Eric Whitacre
Ave Maria  for men’s chorus                                    Franz Biebl
Magnificat                                                              Arvo Pärt
V.
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day                 John Gardner
O Little Town of Bethlehem                                Lewis Redner
                                                          arr. Stephen Paulus
Christmas Day                                              Stephen Hatfield
In the Bleak Mid-Winter                             arr. Abbie Betinis
*Angels We have Heard on High                       Traditional
Love Looked Down                                      Dale Warland
Lo, How a Rose/ TheRose                       Craig Hella Johnson
* O Come, All Ye Faithful                             Arr. Alice Parker
VI.
Dance of the Toy Flutes (Nutcracker Suite)      P. I. Tchaikovsky
                                                               Arr. Harry Simeone
*White Christmas                                         Irving Berlin
                                                                    Arr. Clay Warnick
My Favorite Things (from The Sound of Music)                                              Rodgers & Hammerstein
Auld Lang Syne                                   Arr. Lee R. Kesselman
Hope for Resolution (in English and Zulu)             
Arr. Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory
We Wish You A Merry Christmas               Arr. Ralph Hunter
Encores:  Light One Candle,   Stille Nacht
 
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