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Holiday Candlelight Concert
A Community Tradition Returns!
About the Show

Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association

Holiday Candlelight Concert

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 8 pm
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church

Daniel R. Afonso Jr., conductor

MSO Chorus
Daniel R. Afonso Jr., chorus director

Opus Handbell Ensemble
Richard Colla, director


George Frideric Handel

“Sinfony” from Messiah

arr. by Alen Lohr

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Benjamin Britten

A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28

I. Hodie Christus natus est

Rene Clausen

There Is No Rose

George Frideric Handel

“Pifa” from Messiah

arr. by Tom Kennedy

O Little Town of Bethlehem

arr. by Matthew Compton


arr. by Matthew Prins

Twas in the Moon of Wintertime
Antonio Vivaldi

I. Gloria in excelsis Deo

II. Et in terra pax hominibus

III. Laudamus te

IV. Gratias agimus tibi

VI. Domine Fili unigenite

VII. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei

VIII. Qui tollis peccata mundi

X. Quoniam tu solus sanctus

XI. Cum Sancto Spiritu

arr. by Ian Good

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

arr. by Tom Kennedy

Silent Night

George Frideric Handel

“Hallelujah” from Messiah

The Doubletree by Hilton Modesto is the official hotel of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra.

Photography, sound, or video recording of this performance is strictly prohibited. Please remember to silence all electronic devices and refrain from text messaging during the concert. Mobile devices may be used to read program notes during the concert.

Program and artists subject to change. E&OE.

Gier conducts Marquez & Shostakovich