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2016-2017 Christmas Concert

Mary Rejoices
Annual Festival of Christmas Music


Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

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

With the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra

30-minute prelude by the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra before each concert

Tickets: $24 in advance, $29 at the door

Opening with a prelude 30 minutes prior to each performance, the Prometheus Chamber Orchestra joins BCCS for the first time for our Annual Festival of Christmas Music, featuring Johann Sebastian Bach's celebratory Magnificat. This setting of the words of Mary from the Gospel according to Luke is the most popular and best known of the Gospel canticles. Traditional carols of the season will also be performed. As always, audience members will be invited to join in singing some favorite holiday songs.

Program Order

Prelude: Prometheus Chamber Orchestra

BCCS Processional: Lloyd – O Come Emmanuel

Bach – Magnificat

*** Intermission ***

Chamber Choir

Ave Maria (plainchant)
Edvard Grieg - Ave Maris Stella
Robert Parsons - Ave Maria
Robert Young - Herself a Rose Who Bore the Rose
Tomás Luis de Victoria - Ave Maria

BCCS Processional: O Come all ye Faithful with orchestra and audience (hymnal version)

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah – Handel, with orchestra

Andrew Carter – Mirabile Misterium

Kirkpatrick/Willcocks – Away in a Manger

John Rutter – Shepherd’s Pipe Carol

Eriks Ešenvalds – The Heavens’ Flock

Silent Night

Concert Media

Rehearsal Video

Mary Rejoices Promotional Video


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