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2015-2016 Christmas Concert

An American Christmas

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Doylestown PA (directions to church)

With the Fairmount Brass Quintet
and the Pennsylvania Girlchoir, Vincent Metallo, director

30-minute prelude by the Fairmount Brass before each concert

Tickets: $23 in advance, $28 at the door

Pennsylvania Girlchoir

In contrast to the geographic breadth of our October concert, for our holiday offering we will concentrate on the depth of American tradition, as we present Gwyneth Walker's Appalachian Carols and Philadelphia composer Donald St. Pierre's In the Company of Angels, a setting of carols from the American Swedenborgian tradition. Joining the Choral Society again this year is the Fairmount Brass Quintet, along with the Pennsylvania Girlchoir under the direction of Vincent Metallo.

Program Order:

BCCS Processional: Lloyd – O Come Emmanuel

Donald St. Pierre – In the Company of Angels

Sing-along carol (a cappella) O Little Town of Bethlehem (Brooks; Redner tune)

Gwyneth Walker – Appalachian Carols

1. Wondrous Love
2. Cherry Tree Carol
3. Jesus, Jesus rest your head
4. Go tell it on the mountain

*** Intermission ***

Pennsylvania Girlchoir set

BCCS Processional: O Come all ye Faithful with brass, organ, and audience (hymnal version)

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah – Handel, with organ and 2 trumpets

Richard Wargo – Chorale (from Carols in the Mist) with horn

Ding Dong Merrily on High (w/brass arr. Cable/Leck)

André Thomas – Go where I send thee – Milo Morris, soloist

See upon the winter's snow – Willcocks (with organ, brass, and Girlchoir)

Silent Night

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