2018 Christmas Concert

December 16th, 2018 at 4 PM
Choir call will be sometime after 3 PM

Concert dress:

Not yet announced. Probably black with red accents.

Do not use perfume or any scented products.
Some of your teammates have asthma.

Choir-only Rehearsals:

Yikes! We have only three rehearsals to learn this music. On each of these days, we will have sectional tutoring at 7:00 and full-choir rehearsal at 7:30. It is best to come at 7:00.

Monday, November 26th
Monday, December 3rd
Monday, December 10th

Dress Rehearsals:

  • Now we work with the paid musicians. We are expected to know our part really well. Learn the music before these rehearsals.
  • Heather will not lead warm-ups for the singers. No time for that. Please take care of your voice. Do some gentle warm-ups.
  • Stand where you are told to stand, sit where you are told to sit, move efficiently when told to move. Don’t chat while others are rehearsing.
  • Susan will need our help to move chairs, music stands, etc. Please join the effort. She has a big job and needs volunteers.

These long rehearsals do not require the choir to be present all the time. You will be told exactly what time to report in. When it is announced, the times below will be changed.

Thursday, December 13th, 7:30 – 10 PM, with orchestra
Friday, December 14th, 7:30 – 10 PM, with orchestra
Saturday, December 15th, 9:30 AM – 12, with orchestra


Patiently waiting for you to find your music.

You should have the music listed below fastened into a 3-ring binder, and only this music in that binder. That reduces rehearsal and performance confusion. Keep the music in the order shown. That’s the order it will appear on the program.

First half:

1. Benjamin Harlan’s Processional for Christmas

2. “Veni Veni Emmanuel” from Randol Alan Bass’ Feast of Carols

(Note: it is impossible to file this book in your binder among the other scores. You will carry the book inside the front cover of your binder. There are heavy-duty rubber bands for securing large books.)

3. Randol Alan Bass’ Angels We Have Heard on High

4. (ladies only) Michael McGlynn’s The Coventry Carol

5. Mendelssohn’s There Shall a Star Come Out of Jacob

(Please use the score that Heather provided, not the one from the website.)

Second half:

6. John Williams’ Somewhere in My Memory

7. Jerry Herman’s We Need a Little Christmas

8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Choir sings only four measures.)

9. “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” from Randol Alan Bass’ Feast of Carols

10. Antony Baldwin’s Joy to the World