Christmas at the Chapel program announced

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 by

WHC_2012-Dec_015There is nothing quite like Christmas celebrated in the Lawrence University Chapel—and we hope you and your entire family join us for this year’s Christmas at the Chapel. Several years ago, we decided to create a completely sacred program to celebrate the birth of our Savior. As a result, our concert has become one of the most popular Christmas programs in the region.

Our program features well-known carols and songs and gives audience members the chance to join in with several audience sing-alongs. This year, Artistic Director Phillip Swan selected pieces with a nod to England. Selections such as “Scots Nativity,” the “Coventry Carol,” “Good Christian Men Rejoice,” and “See Amid the Winter Snow,” are evocative of English Christmas celebrations.

This year, we are proud to share the stage with the Lawrence Academy of Music Bel Canto Girl Choir. They will perform Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, a Christmas work based on texts from old English poems. Some of these selections are subject to change, but our program features the following pieces:

Fanfare for Christmas – Lloyd Pfautsch
Processional – Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (audience sing-along)
Blessed Be That Maid Marie – John Leavitt
Coventry Carol – Dale Warland
Scots Nativity – Alan Bullard
The Three Kings – Healey Willan
Good Christian Men, Rejoice (audience sing-along)
A Ceremony of Carols – Lawrence Academy of Music Bel Canto Girl Choir
Carol of the Drum – Katherine K. Davis
A Spotless Rose – Herbert Howells
See Amid the Winter Snow
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (audience sing-along)
Silent Night – Rhonda Polay
Behold the Star – William Dawson
Angels We Have Heard on High (audience sing-along)
Angel’s Carol – John Rutter
A Cradle Song – Craig Carnahan
Peace, Peace – Rick and Sylvia Powell, arr. Fred Bock (audience sing-along)WHC_2012-Dec_021

Christmas at the Chapel

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