VOICES Chorale - "CHRISTMASTIDE" Choral Gems through the Centuries
Date: November 23, 2012
Location: New Jersey, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Accompanied by strings, percussion, and organ, VOICES Chorale is excited to bring Christmas choral music, ancient and modern, to life. Families will enjoy the variety and can join in singing a few carols. The 70-minute concert will take place Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 at 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540 and Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Anchor Presbyterian Church, 980 Durham Rd (Rte 413), Wrightstown, PA 18940. Each piece was chosen for the intimate accoustics of Trinity Church, Princeton.
The program includes chants from the 8th century, a Palestrina "Hodie" from the Renaissance, and favorites by Monterverdi and Handel from the Baroque. Other gems include Mendelssohn's There Shall a St ar from Jacob Come Forth, Tchaikovsky's The Crown of Roses, and the exciting up-tempo Hodie (2000) by Britisher James Whitbourn.
General Admission: $20 in advance / $25 at the door; Family Pass: $50 in advance / $55 at the door; Students and Children under 12: $10; NJ Pass Holders: 25% discount for Princeton performances. Tickets available at www.VOICESChorale.org, by calling 609-637-9383, or at the door.