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Mansfield University Holiday Choral Concert

Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
The annual holiday choral concerts will resound from the Mansfield University (PA) Steadman Theatre on December 6 & 7 at 7:30 pm and Dec. 8 at 2:30 pm.  The theme for this year’s series of concerts is "Holiday Music From Around the World."  Music from sixteen countries representing five continents will be presented by more than 200 singers and instrumentalists in the Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, Festival Chorus, Chamber Singers, and the Concert Choir.  Peggy Dettwiler, producer and director, has programmed glorious music from historical classics to popular favorites that celebrate the season of Christmas and Hanukkah. The rousing finale, “Betelehemu” will be sung with a massive percussion ensemble and combined choirs surrounding the theatre.  Order your tickets online to reserve your seat by visiting Upcoming Events at music.mansfield.edu.
 
Women’s Chorus
 
Prepare Thyself Zion….……………J. S. Bach                                     Germany
Ave Maria……………..Cesar Alejandro Carrillo                                    Venezuela
S’vivon……………Traditional Hebrew Song, arr. Betty Bertaux             Israel
 
Men’s Chorus
 
Sing We Now of Christmas………York/Johanson                            France
Lux aurumque…………..............….Eric Whitacre                           USA
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy…Tchaikovsky, arr. Funk                  Russia
 
Chamber Singers
 
Canite tuba…………….G. P. da Palestrina                                  Italy
Ya viene la vieja…..Traditional Spanish, arr. Parker/Shaw            Spain
A Boy was Born……….Benjamin Britten                                    England
A Carol from an Irish Cabin………Dale Wood                             USA
Noel Ayisyen………..Emile Desamours                                      Haiti
 
Festival Chorus
 
Pengyou, Ting!..........arr. Carolyn Jennings                            China
Mi y’maleil…………………Stanley Hoffman                                 Israel
Fum, Fum, Fum!..........arr. Mack Wilberg                               Catalonia
 
Concert Choir
 
Gitanjali Chants……………….Craig Hella Johnson                        India
Ave Maria………............…..Anton Bruckner                             Austria
Huron Carol………….........arr. Dale Warland                            Canada
Hacia Belen va un borrico……arr. Shaw/Parker                         Spain
 
Combined Choirs
Betelehemu…………..arr. Wendell Whalum/Brooks                    Nigeria
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