Festive Aires

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Festive Aires

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Locations

Saturday, December 8 7:30PM: Trinity UCC Church, York

32 W Market Street, York, PA 17401

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Sunday, December 16 3:00PM: Grace Milliman Pollock Center for the Performing Arts, Camp Hill

340 North 21st Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011

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Performers

York: Victor Fields, Michael Carl - Keyboards
Camp Hill: The Orchestra of the HCS

Laura Heydt-Adams, soprano
Jason Brocious, baritone

Program

Cantata #140 ("Wachet Auf!") BWV 140(excerpts)
  1. Chorus (Allegro moderato): "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (Wake ye maids! Hark, loud resounding)
  2. Chorale (Allegretto) "Zion hort die Wachter singen" (Zion hears the watchmen calling)
  3. Duet (Tempo giusto): "Mein Freund ist mein!" (Thy love is mine); Laura Heydt-Adams, soprano; Jason Brocious, baritone
  4. Chorale: "Gloria sei dir gesungen" (Gloria sing all our voices)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
The First Nowell(excerpts)
  • Music 1 – Chorus: Prelude
  • Music 3 – Soprano Solo: Allegretto
  • Music 4 – Chorus: Allegretto
  • Music 6 – Chorus: Andante con moto
  • Music 7 – Soprano Solo: Andante
  • Music 8 – Chorus: Andante
  • Music 9 – Women’s Chorus: Andante tranquillo
  • Music 12 – Chorus: Allegro
  • Music 13 – Chorus: Con moto
  • Music 15 – Baritone Solo & Chorus: Allegretto
  • Music 17 – Chorus: Maestoso con moto
  • Music 19 – Chorus: Maestoso con moto
  • Music 20 – Soprano Solo, Baritone Solo & Chorus: Andante sostenuto
Laura Heydt-Adams, soprano; Jason Brocious, baritone
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
The Great Glad Tidings Tell(Christmas Cantata with audience sing along carols - excerpts)
  • Suite No. 1 – Introduction (orchestra)
  • Suite No. 2 - To the Tower (chorus)
    Sing along #1 - O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Suite No. 3 - In the Field (orchestra intro)
    Sing along #2 - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Suite No. 4 - At the Stable (chorus, medley "Let All Mortal Flesh" and "O Come All Ye Faithful")
    Sing along #3 - Good Christian Men, Rejoice
  • Suite No. 5 - Before the Manger (chorus, medley "The Babe We Now Declare" and "Little Jesus Sweetly Sleep")
    Sing along #4 - Gentle Mary Laid Her Child (to the tune of "Good King Wenceslas")
  • Suite No. 6 - Finale (chorus, medley "Rejoice & Be Merry" and "Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming")
    Sing along #5 - Joy to the World!
D. Duane Blakley (b. 1937)

Intermission

Der Stern von Bethlehem(The Star of Bethlehem), op.164 (excerpts) Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901)
A Christmas Collage

Medley includes: From Heaven On High; O Come, O Come Emmanuel; Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella; Away In A Manger; Go Tell It On The Mountain

arr. Robert C. Lau (b. 1943)
Christmas Flourish

Medley includes: Shiloh (Wm. Billings); Joy To The World (G.F. Handel); Silent Night (F. Gruber); Angels We Have Heard On High

arr. Randol Alan Bass (b. 1953)