After staying home last December we asked, “What traditional activities did we miss?” Our December concert examines three areas of holiday merriment: singing Christmas carols, attending a choral concert, and going to the ballet to see The Nutcracker. You’ll hear modern settings of carols from Britain as well as Central and South America. We’ll introduce several new-to-us Christmas pieces, including the premiere of Sanford Dole’s recent composition, Peace on Earth. Finally, you’ll dance your way home after hearing Harry Simeone’s inimitable choral arrangement of the Nutcracker Suite, which adds charming texts to Tchaikovsky’s familiar score.
There will be a pre-concert lecture by Sanford Dole 30 minutes before the performance.