Holiday Songs of Joy
Sunday 2nd December 2012, 3pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Pleasanton
Saturday 15th December 2012, 7:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, Livermore
“The Chorale’s annual holiday performances of familiar and traditional carols are guaranteed to fill your spirit with the joy of the season,” says John Emory Bush, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Chorale. “The Cantabella Children’s Chorus will perform songs of its own as well as sing with the Chorale. And, there is always the audience sing-along of familiar holiday songs. No one will leave without a smile on their face.”
Featured songs include Conrad Susa’s medley of traditional carols entitled “A Christmas Garland,” and a variety of carols from countries around the world such as Estonia, Germany and South Africa.
Two choirs from the Cantabella Children’s Chorus will perform, one at each of the holiday performances. For the December 2 performance, Cantabella’s Honors Choir will perform Seven Joys of Christmas, arr. by K. Mechem, Op. 25b, and on December 15, the Cantabella Chamber Choir will perform Veni Emmanuel by Zoltan Kodaly, and Hiru Eguberri Kanta (Three Christmas Songs) by Javier Busto. Both performances will be directed by Eileen Chang, who helped the chorus bring home two silver medals from The World Choir Games this past summer.