Coming Up Next:  Candlelight Carols

Nov 30 ( <- Sold Out ..) and Dec 2, 2018 Baker Church, St. Charles

Dec 1, 2018, Fourth Presbyterian, Chicago 

Jeff Hunt, Music Director; Nate Adams, Resident Composer

St. Charles Singers ever popular welcome to the yuletide season, will include …

 Two World Premiers

Lux Brumalis (The Wint’ry Light) This commission by St. Charles Singers, is a grouping of 4 pieces, composed in a jazz style by resident composer Nate Adams.  The songs speak about what Nate refers to as “aspects of the season-mostly bright and clear.” Song 1 Lux Brumalis depicts “the feeling of clear sunlight on a cold winter’s day.”  Song II, Longest Night-“waking up in the darkness, awaiting the dawn. Song III Wint’ry Storms depicts “snowfall.” Song IV is Home-“comfort and warmth.”

 I Sing the Birth was Born Tonight, choir, unaccompanied, Ben Johnson, text, Andrew Bruhn, music, written for St. Charles Singers and this will be a world premiere performance

Songs New to the Choir

              Ring out, Wild Bells, Choir and Piano, Jonathan Dove

              Angelus Ad Virginem, Choir and Organ, Paul Halley

              Wintertide, choir unaccompanied, Ola Gjeilo

              Sussex Carol, choir and organ, arr.David Willcocks, a familiar carol, NEW to the choir

             The Angel from Heaven Came, choir unaccompanied, Susan Labarr

 Some Favorites

             Go Tell it on the Mountain, arr. Paul Halley, jazzed up yet familiar

             Shepherd’s Carol, choir unaccompanied, Bob Chilcott

            Oh how beautiful the sky, choir unaccompanied, arr. Paul Christiansen.

            Fum, Fum, Fum. Choir unaccompanied, arr. Carolyn Jennings

            Angels we have heard on High, choir unaccompanied, arr. Robert Shaw

            O magnum mysterium, Victoria, Renaissance, a Christmas motet

            What Sweeter Music, choir and organ, John Rutter

            Magnificat, Arvo Pӓrt, unaccompanied choir

           Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, choir unaccompanied, Elizabeth Poston

and our traditional closing, surrounding you with the beauty of the season

           Silent Night, choir unaccompanied, arr. Willcocks, Boyd.