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Hometown Holiday Featuring Amahl and the Night Visitors
Dayton Opera & SuperPops Series
Program

Beckel Christmas Fanfare

Coleridge-Taylor Christmas Overture

Arr. Wendel Coventry Carol

Ross T'was the night before Christmas

Traditional Austrian Carol (arr. Wendel) Still, Still, Still (With the Kettering Children's Choir)

Amundson Rejoice *

Choplin For Us a Child is Born *

Whitacre Glow *

Leontovych (arr. McKay and Ames) Carol of the Bells *

Traditional Carols (arr. Wendel) A Merry Christmas Sing-along *

- Intermission -

Amahl and the Night Visitors (50 minutes)

Music and Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti

* With the Community Chorus

About the Concert

The Dayton Philharmonic and Dayton Opera join forces to present a holiday spectacular that is sure to fill our hearts with the spirit of the season. In the first half of the program, the Dayton Philharmonic performs a selection of seasonal favorites in a festive atmosphere of music and song that will have the Schuster overflowing with holiday happiness. After intermission, Amahl And The Night Visitors brings to life the story of three mysterious kings who are following a star to bring gifts to a wondrous child in a fully-staged, brand new production created for Dayton Opera. The three kings stop for rest at the home of Amahl, a shepherd boy who lives in poverty with his mother, and when Amahl offers his own simple gift to the child, a miracle happens. Since its first performance on Christmas Eve 1951, this holiday classic has been performed on every continent in many languages and has been seen by more people than any other opera in history. A heartwarming story of kindness and generosity, it is the perfect first opera – or hundredth!

Stage Director & Artistic Director
Christmas Carol Sing-along

DECK THE HALLS

Deck the halls with boughs of holly

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

'Tis the season to be jolly

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Don we now our gay apparel

Fa-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la.

Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

 

See the blazing Yule before us, 

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. 

Strike the harp and join the chorus. 

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. 

Follow me in merry measure, 

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. 

While I tell of Yule tide treasure, 

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. 

JINGLE BELLS

Dashing through the snow

In a one-horse open sleigh

O'er the fields we go

Laughing all the way

Bells on bobtail ring'

Making spirits bright

What fun it is to ride and sing

A sleighing song tonight! Oh,

 

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way;

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh!

 

O COME, ALL YE FAITHFUL

O come all ye faithful,

Joyful and triumphant,

O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.

Come and behold Him,

Born the King of Angels.

O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,

O come, let us adore Him,

Christ the Lord.

 

ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD ON HIGH

Angels we have heard on high

Sweetly singing o’er the plains,

And the mountains in reply

Echoing their joyous strains.

Gloria in excelsis Deo.

Gloria in excelsis Deo.

 

SILENT NIGHT

Silent night, holy night,

All is calm, all is bright,

Round yon’ Virgin Mother and Child,

Holy Infant so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace,

Sleep in heavenly peace.

 

Second verse sung without words.

Audience singsoooh

 

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 

We wish you a Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year. 

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin; 

Good tidings for Christmas

and a Happy New Year.

 

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 

We wish you a Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year. 

 

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 

We wish you a Merry Christmas; 

We wish you a Merry Christmas

and a Happy New Year!