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Escape to…A New Beginning – December 2015

  1. Christmastime, Michael W. Smith & Joanna Carlson, Arr. by Heather Sorenson
  2. Herself a Rose`, Craig Courtney, Christina Rosetti,
  3. Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne, Timothy R. Matthews, Emily E.S. Elliott, Arr. by Cliff Duren
  4. Ubers Gebirg Maria Geht, Johannes Eccard, Ludwig Helmbold, Edited by John Levitt
  5. Laudemus Cum Harmonia, John Wykoff, Based on a Traditional Carol
  6. A Nywe Werk, Sean Doherty, Anonymous 15th Century Carol, US Premiere
  7. Veni, Veni Emmanuel, Michael John Trotta, 18th Century Hymn, 9th Century Origin
  8. Still We Wait, David Das, Charles Wesley
  9. Before the Paling of the Stars, James Lavino, Christina Rosetti
  10. Winds Through the Olive Trees, George W. Wilmot, Vs. 1-2: Katherine Parker, Vs. 3 Sandra K. Peters, Arr. by Sandra K. Peters, “Still, Still, Still” Translation by SKP
  11. The Bethlehem Star, Bob Chilcott, Gerald Manley Hopkins
  12. A Take 6 Christmas, Traditional Carols
    1. Silent Night, Arr. Cedric Dent & Mark Kibble
    2. Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, Adapted/Transcribed by Steve Zegree
    3. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
    4. O Come, all Ye Faithful
  13. Hail, Christmas Day!, Abbie Burt Betinis, Rev. John H. Burt
  14. The Animal’s Christmas, Alice Parker, Mary Hitchcock
  15. Christmastide, Matthew Orlovich, Mary C. Shafer, World Premiere
  16. Completing the Circle, Dale Trumbore, Barbara Crooker, Chicago Premiere
  17. Glorious, Glorious, Dale Trumbore, Charles Dickens, Chicago Premiere
  18. Mary, What You Gonna Name that Pretty Little Baby, Traditional Spiritual, Arr. by Laurie Betts Hughes
  19. Gifts for the Child of Winter, Bob Chilcott, Charles Bennett,
  20. Walking in the Air, Howard Blake, From “The Snowman”, Arr. By Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, Chicago Premiere
  21. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Johnny Marks, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Arr. by Audrey Snyder
  22. Sistah Mary, Traditional Spiritual, Arr. by Rollo Dilworth
  23. Joy to the World, Attributed to G.F. Handel, Isaac Watts, Arr. By Philip Lawson
  24. Merry Christmas, Darling, Richard Carpenter & Frank Pooler, Arr. by Kirby Shaw