VPR's Annual Holiday Concert

Dec 23, 2015

The Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont, directed by Dawn Willis, performs familiar and lesser-known music for the holidays (details below).

Broadcast Thursday December 24 at 8 p.m. and Friday December 25 at 1 p.m.

Puer Nobis Nascitur (arr. Lana Walter)
Heather Aube, finger cymbals; Frank Whitcomb, hand drum

Lullaby, from Hodie (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Christine Richards, soprano; Frank Whitcomb, piano

Christus Natus Hodie (Lana Walter)
Glory Reinstein, conductor
Melissa Towle, piano

Dormi, Dormi, O Bel Bambin (arr. Robert De Cormier)
Heather Aube, mezzo-soprano

La Virgen Lava Panales (arr. Robert De Cormier)
Frank Whitcomb, piano

Angels We Have Heard on High (arr. Jay Althouse)

Psallite (Michael Praetorius; arr. Russell Robinson)
Cantiamo

Dominus Vobiscum (Jacob Narverud)
Cantiamo

Russian Dance, from Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky; arr. Jeff Funk)
Cantiamo

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. Hal H. Hopson)
Glory Reinstein, conductor
Rebecca Watson, flute; Jeri Bergdahl and Lizzy Carlson, handbells; Frank Whitcomb and Melissa Towle, piano

See Amid the Winter's Snow (arr. David Willcocks)
Annalise Shelmandine, conductor
Lizzy Carlson, soprano; Frank Whitcomb, piano

L'chu N'ran'nah (Robert Applebaum)
Heather Aube, tambourine; Frank Whitcomb, piano

E-en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (Paul Manz)

I Saw Three Ships (arr. Michael Braz)
Colleen Flynn Campbell, soprano; Melissa Towle, mezzo-soprano; Frank Whitcomb, piano