Christmas Concert to Benefit School in Africa - And have you come with us to dwell?
Date: November 11, 2011
Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Caritas Chamber Chorale will be presenting a Christmas Concert Series to benefit the Adorno Fathers’ St. Francis Caracciolo Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. Contributions from the freewill offering are specified for the salaries of teachers at the Gianni Diurni Primary School in Goma. This school, run by the Mission, is free to area children, ages three to 11, who otherwise would have no other access to schooling.
Directed by Barbara Sanderman, the Chorale will present the program entitled, And have you come with us to dwell? The program consists of a cappella sacred choral music for Advent and Christmas with some use of percussion. The program will include new arrangements of familiar Christmas carols such as People Look East, Coventry Carol and Gustav Holst’s In the Bleak Midwinter. A series of 16th Century Spanish Carols and the medieval There is no rose will be included. Also featured are the Biebl Ave Maria, Poulenc’s O magnum mysterium and a premiere by Composer in Residence, Wayne Dietterick, based on ancient Christmas texts, entitled Three About Christmas.
The program will be presented on:
Friday, December 2, 8pm at St. Bernard Episcopal Church, 88 Claremont Rd., Bernardsville;
Saturday, December 3, 8pm at St. Joseph Church, 40 Spring St. Lodi; and
Sunday, December 4, 8pm at Christ Church, 2 Paterson St., New Brunswick, NJ.
Caritas Chamber Chorale is dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor through the art of sacred choral music. Since its founding in 2005, Caritas Chamber Chorale has supported the Adorno Fathers’ African Mission.