Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Two Xmas Concerts this Saturday and next Wednesday! What we are singing at Knox and Columba...

Our gorgeous 2013 poster designed by Tom Barnes
  Tickets for our two final concerts of the 2013 Christmas singing season are available online here, and at a number of local retailers, $15.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door. No reserved seating, children 12 and under free.

If you are new to our concert style, it isn't a caroling sing-along (except for the encore) but is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages able to enjoy a full length concert. Each set is about 45 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. We sing a cappella, multi-part and in many languages. Songs range from the Renaissance to Modern carol compositions. 

Many of the carols in this year's programme are original arrangements by the director of the Stairwell Carollers, Pierre Massie.

We don't sing Christmas songs about Santa or other similar winter themes. Pierre has chosen to focus on true Carols centered on the birth of Christ and celebration of the the spirit of Christmas.

1. Up good Christen folk and listen           Traditional Arr: G.R. Woodward
2. O Tannenbaum                                                        Traditional German
3. All my Heart This Night Rejoices                          Johann Georg Ebeling (1637-76)
4. I Saw A Maiden                                                      Old Basque Noël
5. A Virgin Most Pure                                             Arr: Charles Wood
6. Balulalow                                                Arr: Peter Warlock
7. Je sais Vierge Marie                                          Traditional French
8. Cherry Tree Carol                                          Arr: Sir David Willcocks
9. Cradle Song                         Traditional French, Arr:John Rutter
10. Angelus ad Virginem                    Arr: A. Carter/Sir David Willcocks/Pierre Massie
11. Gabriel’s Message                      Traditional Basque, Arr: Sir David Willcocks
12.Venez divin Messie                      Traditional French, Arr: Pierre Massie
13. Still Still Still                                                  Traditional German, Arr: John Rutter
14.Wassail Song                                   Traditional   Arr: Pierre Massie


15.In dulci jubilo             Old German carol, Arr:R.L. Pearsall
16. Suo Gân                              Traditional Welsh, Arr: Lawrence Wiliford
17. The First Nowell                                       Traditional, Arr: Pierre Massie
18. Alleluya, A New Work is Come                        Peter Wishart
19. Iesous Ahatonnia                 Jean de Bréboeuf, Arr: Pierre Massie
20. A Maiden Most Gentle             Arr: A Carter, adapted by Pierre Massie
21. What Child is This                    Traditional, Arr: Pierre Massie
22. Nous allons, ma mie                             Traditional French
23. Village Wedding                                                            John Taverner
24. Good King Wenceslaus   Traditional Arr: Sir David Willcocks, adapted by Pierre Massie
25. Nouvelle agréable                                      Traditional French, Arr: Pierre Massie
26. The Truth from Above       Arr: R. V. Williams, adapted by Pierre Massie
27. Puer Natus                  Traditional 14th century, Arr: Pierre Massie
28. I Saw Three Ships                     Traditional, Arr: William Llewellyn

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