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A Zephyr Christmas...with a little Chanukah thrown in! (NJ/NY/PA)

Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Voicing: Mixed
Zephyr Vocal Ensemble, a professional-level a cappella ensemble performing regionally in northern New Jersey and New York, presents its first-ever seasonal holiday concert with an eclectic mix of genres with broad appeal. Choreography by Dana Ziegler of Ziegler Dance Studios. Included will be:
J.S. Bach, Sicut locutus est
Gregorian chant, Puer natus est nobis  (TB in unison)
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Hodie Christus natus est
Eric Whitacre, Lux arumque
trad., arr. Greenberg, E la don don and Riu, riu, chiu
Stephen Caracciolo, Make We Joy Now in this Fest (SSAA)
Michael McGlynn, The First Nowell
trad., arr. Marquis-Hultberg, Noël nouvelet
Jonathan Miller, Shehecheyanu
Robert Applebaum, The Funky Dreidl
Elvis, arr. Sharon, Santa Claus is Back in Town (TTBB)
Richard Carpenter, arr. Leonard (Rockapella), Merry Christmas, Darling (TTBB)
Jason Heald, Christmas in the Rain
Cahn & Stein, arr. Shaw, Let It Snow!
Hansen (Straight No-Chaser), The 12 Days of Christmas Confusion
Drake and Oakland (Manhattan Transfer), arr. Shaw, Java Jive (SSAA)
Anders Edenroth (The Real Group), A Cappella in Acapulco
Daryl Runswick (The Kings Singers), A Little Christmas Music
Date:  Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:30)
Venue: the lovely, built-for-performance social hall at St. Francis de Sales R.C. Church in Vernon, NJ. The use of printed-out directions (available at is strongly encouraged, as GPS and Mapquest will take you to the wrong location!
Tickets:  Discounted in advance, $15 general/$10 seniors and teens/FREE to children and unemployed
             At the door:  $20 general/$10 seniors and teens/$5 children/FREE to unemployed
            Tickets may be purchased in advance at
            Early arrival is encouraged to find a good seat.
            Lovely red or white poinsettias also available to purchase at the same webpage for $8 to take home with you and enjoy for the rest of the season!
Please feel free to visit our website,, to learn more about the ensemble. We may be seen on YouTube by entering "Zephyr Vocal Ensemble" (not simply "Zephyr") into the search window.
Please watch our website or our Facebook page for our upcoming spring 2012 concert, "Out of Africa," to feature choral music from Africa and countries influenced by African music - Jamaica, Haiti, Brazil, and the U.S.! Details TBA.
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