Carols for Christmas! Bay Choral Guild December Concert
- Christmas: Then and Now!
A joyous beginning to the Holiday season!
Bay Choral Guild Concert Dec. 10, 11, 12
Join Bay Choral Guild for an evening of song to warm your hearts! BCG presents Christmas: Then and Now! in Campbell, San Francisco and Palo Alto. This joyous a cappella concert highlights Christmas classics from the 16th to the 21st century, includes settings of familiar carols—“Ave Maria”, “Hodie Christus natus est”, “There Is No Rose”—by several different composers, and concludes with a set of delightful arrangements of popular carols by the Bay Area’s own Ken Malucelli.
The program opens with lovely, upbeat Medieval carols, including familiar settings of “In dulci jubilo” and “Joseph lieber, Joseph mein”, followed by gems from the Renaissance and some exquisite seasonal motets by such well-known composers as Byrd, Sweelinck, and Victoria. After intermission we’ll jump to our own time, featuring favorites by Tavener, Busto and Lauridsen, as well as introducing you to newer works by the Englishman Steve Martland, and Sanford Dole, BCG’s Artistic Director. Ken Malucelli’s exciting, upbeat arrangement of “Deck the Halls” brings the evening to a rousing conclusion!
It's a very interesting, and exciting concert. Sanford Dole, BCG's Artistic Director, has chosen a range of works that explores the development of Christmas carols from the Renaissance to today. While that sounds rather cerebral, it's also lovely, and challenging to sing. Each carol, or I should say, each era requires different vocal production to sing the works so they sound as they would have when first performed. The effect of the overall program is like a trip through a cappella time. And of course, he has chosen some of the loveliest carols possible!
$25 general, $20 senior, $6 student
Times and Locations:
Campbell: Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, 8:00-10:00 pm
Campbell United Methodist Church
1675 Winchester Blvd.
San Francisco: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, 8:00-10:00pm
St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church
500 De Haro at Mariposa
Palo Alto: Sunday, Dec. 12, 4:30-6:30 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
600 Colorado Ave.
Bay Choral Guild, PO Box 597, Los Altos, CA 94023
Angelus ad virginem – arr. Sanford Dole/Graham Buckland
There Is No Rose – English, 15th century
Out of Your Sleep Arise – English, 15th century
In dulci jubilo
(medley of 4 settings) – Johann Walther
O magnum mysterium – Jacob Handl
Puer natus in Bethlehem – Samuel Scheidt
Joseph, Lieber Joseph mein – Hieronymus Praetorius
Lullaby, My Sweet Little Baby – William Byrd
Noël – Antoine Brumel
Ave Maria – Tomás Luis de Victoria
Hodie Christus natus est – Jan Pieters Sweelinck
Bogoroditse Devo – Arvo Pärt
Ave Maria – Javier Busto
Three Carols – Steve Martland
Today the Virgin – John Tavener
O magnum mysterium – Morten Lauridsen
Hodie Christus natus est – Sanford Dole
Three Carol arrangements – Ken Malucelli
Fum, Fum, Fum!
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Deck the Hall