VOICES Chorale presents "Once in Royal David's City" on December 18 in Bucks County, PA
Event Date: December 10, 2011
Posted: December 10, 2011
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Sunday, December 18, 3:00 PM, at the Anchor Presbyterian Church, 980 Durham Road (Rte 413), Wrightstown, PA 18940, the 65 singers of VOICES Chorale and the chamber group Sotto Voce, accompanied by lute, recorders and viola da gamba, will offer audiences in Bucks County outstanding Christmas music from England, Scotland and Wales.
Besides traditional Christmas carols and holiday tunes, some with audience participation, this festive concert with organ, piano and early instruments features music spanning several centuries. From England there is C.H.H. Parry's Welcome Yule, Harold Darke's In the Bleak Mid-Winter, and John Rutter's What Sweeter Music; from Wales, William Mathias' Sweet Was The Song the Virgin Sang. Other music includes lullabies and wassails from Scotland and Wales, some sung in Gaelic and Welsh. The soloist is well-known soprano Rochelle ELLIS. Also featured is Emily DeLia, the 10 year old composer of What Christmas Is to Me, one of the winning works in VOICES' 23rd Annual Music Composition Contest for Children.
Conducting are Dr. Lyn Ransom, Music Director, Andrew Monath, Associate Conductor, and Sergio Hernandez, conducting intern from The College of New Jersey. Jack A. Cleghorn of Princeton, NJ will be at the piano and organ.
Other performances: Saturday, December 17, 4:30 PM and 8:00 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Gen. Adm. $25; Childen/Students with ID $10; Family Pass $55; Advance sale: $5 off on Gen. Adm. and Family Pass tickets. All tickets available online at www.VOICESChorale.org, by leaving a message at 609-637-9383, or at the door.