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Choral & Brass Ensembles
12.05.21 | Armstrong Concert Hall
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Choral & Brass Ensembles

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A Thrill of Hope

 

CONSERVATORY CHOIR
Matt Oltman, director
Vince Peterson, assistant director

SHENANDOAH VOICES
Matt Oltmandirector
Constantina Spyropoulos, assistant director
Drew Young, assistant director

CANTUS SINGERS
Hillary Ridgleydirector
Noah Wagar, assistant director

RUEBUSH BRASS BAND
Matthew Niess, director
J. Aaron Hardwick, conductor

Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall
Shenandoah Conservatory

Program
O admirabile commercium

Gregorian Chant

O admirabile commercium

Thomas Stolzer (c1480–1526)

Today the Virgin

Sir John Tavener (1944–2013)

Adam Lay Ybounden

Tom Colao (b. 1986)

In dulci jubilo

Anonymous
Michael Praetorius (1571–1621)
Hieronymus Praetorius (1560–1629)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

 

CONSERVATORY CHOIR
Matt Oltman,* director
Vince Peterson, assistant director


Sing We Now of Christmas

Howard Helvey (b. 1968)

The Work of Christmas

Dan Forrest (b. 1968)

 

SHENANDOAH VOICES
Matt Oltman,* director
Dina Spyropoulos, assistant director
Drew Young, assistant director
Sarah Gorman, collaborative piano


Schlof main kind

Allan E. Naplan (b. 1972)

And Suddenly

Michael Engelhardt (b. 1974)

 

CANTUS SINGERS
Hillary Ridgley,* director
Noah Wagar, assistant director
Sarah Gorman, collaborative piano
John Keane, cello
Will Strickler, percussion


- intermission -


Veni Emmanuel

arr. Paul Ayres (b. 1970)

WORLD PREMIERE

This Christmastide

Donald Fraser (b. 1947)

Rise Up Shepherd and Follow

arr. Vince Peterson (b. 1981) 

 

RUEBUSH BRASS BAND
CONSERVATORY CHOIR
Noah Wagar, assistant director
Dina Spyropoulos, assistant director
Drew Young, assistant director
Sarah Gorman, collaborative piano
Vince Peterson, collaborative piano
Joe Walczyk, trumpet
Jacob Ford, trumpet


A Joyous Christmas

arr. Douglas Richard

 

RUEBUSH BRASS BAND
Matthew Niess,* director
J. Aaron Hardwick,* conductor


Bugler’s Holiday

Leroy Anderson (1908–1975)
arr. Douglas Richard

 

RUEBUSH BRASS BAND
Matthew Niess,* director
J. Aaron Hardwick,* conductor


O Holy Night 

arr. Joseph Jennings (b. 1950)

 

Geovanni Rodriguez, tenor

CONSERVATORY CHOIR
SHENANDOAH VOICES
CANTUS SINGERS
Matt Oltman,* director


Arise, Your Light Has Come

arr. David Danner (1951–1993)

 

CONSERVATORY CHOIR
SHENANDOAH VOICES
CANTUS SINGERS
RUEBUSH BRASS BAND

Sarah Gorman, collaborative piano
Vince Peterson, collaborative piano
Jack Kerness, timpani
Matt Oltman,* director


*denotes Shenandoah Conservatory faculty

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