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Christmas Showcase Concert

November 2011


Friday, December 9, 7 p.m.
Galvin Fine Arts Center, located between Locust and Lombard streets
Admission is free of charge and open to the public

Featuring the University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Symphonic Band and SAU-Community Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Jazz Ensemble, a cappella group Bee Sharp, and STAMVOJA (vocal jazz), the evening is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! 

For more information contact Terri Beusing-Flynn, 563/333-6145

The evening's program of performances will include:

ORCHESTRA

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Ralph Lane & Hugh Martine, arr. John Whitney
Angels' Dance, Steven Amundson
Kira Horel, conductor

CHAMBER SINGERS

The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy, West Indian Spiritual, arr. Robert De Cormier (b. 1922)
The Holly and the Ivy, Traditional English Carol, arr. Alice Parker (b. 1925) and Robert Shaw (1916-1999)
Carol of the New Prince, based on a tune by John Ireland (1879-1962), Carl Sitton (?-1996)
Keith Haan, conductor

SYMPHONIC BAND

O Holy Night,   Adolphe Charles Adam, arr. Calvin Custer
Fanfare and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Chip Davis, arr. Robert Longfield
Gene Bechen, conductor

STUDENT SOLOIST

Joseph's Lullaby, Michael Crawford
Jonathan Ryan, baritone
Thea Engelson, piano

BEE SHARP

Christmas Chopsticks
Of the Father's Love Begotten, text by Aurelius Prudentius Clemens (348-413); Plainsong, mode V, 13th C., setting by Henry V. Gerike (b. 1948)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Angel We Have Heard On High, arr. Dan Ponce
Keith Haan, conductor

JAZZ BAND

Ginger Bread Boy, Jimmy Heath, arr. Mike Tomaro
A Charlie Brown Christmas, Vince Guaraldi, arr. Paul Murtha
Directed by Rod Pierson

STAMVOJA

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Johnny Marks, arr. Deke Sharon
Silver Bells,  Jay Livingston & Ray Evans, arr. Kirby Shaw
The Christmas Song, Mel Torme & Robert Wells, arr. Kirby Shaw
Peace, Peace,  Rick & Sylvia Powell, arr. Fred Bock
Swing Into Christmas, arr. Mac Huff
Thea Engelson, director
Becky Seward, piano

STUDENT SOLOISTS

Sleigh Ride or Dixie Jingle Bells
Taylor Everding, trumpet
Brendan Sugrue, saxophone

UNIVERSITY CHORALE

A Virgin Unspotted, William Billings (1746-1800)
O Nata Lux (2:35), Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)
Carol of the Bells (1:10), Mykola Leontovich (1877-1921), words and arr. Peter Wilhousky (1902-1978)
Do You Hear What I Hear?, Noel Regney (1922-2002) and Gloria Shayne (1923-2008), arr. Harry Simeone (1911-2005)
Keith Haan, conductor
Debbie Sanborne, piano

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