Erica Washburn conducts the NEC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers in a celebration of Benjamin Britten's centennial. The program will focus on Britten's Ceremony of Carols, and will include standard carols arranged by Sir David Willcocks, and readings in French, Korean, Hebrew, and English. Also featured on the program will be a new arrangement of Silent Night by Kathryn Salfelder (D.M.A. '15.)
Following recent tradition, the choruses will be joined by members of the NEC Brass Ensemble, NEC's Youth Chorale, Back Bay Ringers, and Dean Thomas Handel on organ.

The Program:
Johann Sebastian Bach: Overture to Cantata 142: Uns ist ein Kind geboren (arr. Martha Lynn Thompson)
Back Bay Ringers
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The blessed Son of God

NEC Youth Chorale
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale-Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

Kathryn Salfelder, organ
Traditional English: The Boar’s Head Carol (arr. Kevin McChesney)

Back Bay Ringers

Johann Sebastian Bach: In dulci jubilo

Kathryn Salfelder, organ

John Ireland: The Holy Boy
NEC Youth Chorale
Michael Pretorias/ Johannes Brahms: Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
Thomas Handel, organ
Traditional English: God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen (arr. Valerie W. Stephenson)
Back Bay Ringers
Herbert Howells: Here is the little door
NEC Youth Chorale
Traditional English: O Come, all ye faithful (arr. David Willcocks)    
NEC Concert Choir, audience, brass and organ
Benjamin Britten: from A Ceremony of Carols, op. 28 (arr. Julius Harrison)
NEC Concert Choir, Erica Petrocelli, soprano, Amanda Levy, soprano, Mark Schiappucci, tenor, Sara Law, soprano, Anneke Harger, soprano, Krysten Keches, harp   Traditional English: Hark! the herald angels sing (arr. David Willcocks)
NEC Concert Choir, audience, brass, organ, and bells
Benjamin Britten:
A Boy Was Born
A New Year Carol
NEC Youth Chorale, Jonathan Richter, conductor, with Back Bay Ringers
Traditional English: Coventry Carol (arr. Carl Wiltse)
Basque Carol: The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came (arr. Joel Raney)
Back Bay Ringers
Benjamin Britten: Hymn from Suite for Harp in C Major, op. 83
Krysten Keches, harp
Louis-Claude d’Aquin: Noel Etranger
Thomas Handel, organ
The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Benjamin Britten)
NEC Chamber Singers, Deirdre Kellerman (M.M. ’15), conductor    
Alexandra Gilliam, soprano, Meghan Jolliffe, mezzo-soprano, Tim Ayres-Kerr, tenor, Wenceslas Ostasenko, bass
Benjamin Britten: Chorale after an Old French Carol
NEC Chamber Singers
Benjamin Britten: Hymn to the Virgin
NEC Chamber Singers, NEC Youth Camerata
Traditional English: The First Nowell (arr. David Willcocks)
NEC Concert Choir, audience, brassand organ
Franz Gruber: Silent Night: Christ the Savior is Born! (arr. Kathryn Salfelder)
NEC Concert Choir, Thomas Handel, organ
Lowell Mason: Joy to the World! (arr. John Rutter)
NEC Concert Choir, audience, brass and organ
William Byrd: The Bells
Thomas Handel, organ

Date: December 13, 2013 - 7:30:PM
Price: Free
Location: Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury Street, Boston

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