Candlelight Christmas 2013

December 20, 2013, 8:00 pm
Old South Church

645 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116

Map • Phone: 617-267-7442

Our traditional holiday celebration included a candlelight procession and singing of carols with the audience. The chorus sang Christmas music both traditional and modern—Poulenc’s beautiful Christmas motets, Joan Szymko’s gentle “Nada te turbe” (Let nothing disturb you), modern carols by Abbie Betinis and William Bolcom, and some beautiful seasonal arrangements by young composers Ola Gjeilo and Joshua Shank.
Gregorian Chant
Poulenc: Christmas Motets (selections)
Abbie Betinis: Cedit, Hyems (Be Gone, Winter!)
Joan Szymko: Nada te Turbe
Hugo Distler: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Ola Gjeilo: Christmas Carols (selections)
Joshua Shank: Go, Tell it on the Mountain
Edwin Fissinger (arr.): Silent Night
William Bolcom: Carol
Benjamin Britten: A Hymn to the Virgin
Selected carols with audience participation