Ceremony & Celebration


Ceremony & Celebration

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Sunday, December 18 3:00PM: Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, Harrisburg

222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Parking is available in the Walnut Street Parking deck adjacent to the Center. The deck is accessible from Market Street between Third and Second Streets. Take the parking deck elevator to the Strawberry Arcade level and enter the Center to the left of Starbucks. See more about Whitaker Center parking at their website. Metered and fee parking is also available on the street and in other lots around the Center.


Laura Heydt-Adams, soprano
The Orchestra of the HCS


Christmas with the King's Singers
  1. Boar's Head Carol
  2. Joy to the World
arr. David Overton
Gloria from Mass in D major, Op. 86 Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Gloria (excerpts)
  1. (Chorus) Gloria
  2. (Soprano solo) Domine Deus
  3. (Chorus) Quoniam tu solus sanctus
  4. (Chorus) Cum sancto spiritu
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28
  1. Procession ("Hodie Christus natus est", Gregorian antiphon to the Magnificat at Second Vespers of Christmas)
  2. Wolcum Yole!
  3. There is no Rose (Trinity College MS 0.3.58, early 15th century)
  4. That yonge child
  5. Balulalow (The brothers Wedderburn, fl. 1548)
  6. As dew in Aprille (Sloane 2593, first quarter 15th century)
  7. This little Babe (from Robert Southwell's "Newe Heaven, Newe Warre", 1595)
  8. Interlude (instrumental solo)
  9. In Freezing Winter Night (Southwell)
  10. Spring Carol (16th century, also set by William Cornysh)
  11. Deo Gracias (Sloane 2593)
  12. Recession ("Hodie")
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), arr. Julius Harrison
Cantata no. 147 (excerpt)
  • 10. (Chorale) Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Jesu bleibest meine Freude)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The Lord Bless You and Keep You John Rutter (b. 1945)
I Wish You Christmas John Rutter (b. 1945)
Three Noels
  1. Christmas Hymn (The Echo Carol)
  2. Christmas Eve is Here
  3. Now We Sing Of Christmas
arr. Clare Grundman


A Wreath Of Carols

Here We Come A-Caroling, Jingle Bells, Deck the Hall, I Heard The Bells, Noel, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Twelve Days of Christmas

arr. Greg Gilpin, orch. Stan Pethel
Esta Noche (On that night) arr. Tom Cunnigham
Ave Maria Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), arr. Donald Neuen
O Holy Jesus Donald McCullough (b. 1957)
Sussex Carol arr. David Willcocks
A Consort Of Choral Christmas Carols, S. 359
  1. Throw the Yule Log On Uncle John
  2. O Little Town of Hackensack
  3. Good King Kong Looked Out
P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)?
Christmas Bells Are Ringing

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Carol Of The Bells

arr. Mark Hayes
Christmas Sing-Along

Jingle Bells, Joy To The World, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night, Away In A Manger, Deck The Hall, O Come All Ye Faithful

arr. John Finnegan