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Christmas at St. Olaf: Ris’n with Healing In His Wings

Christmas at St. Olaf: Ris'n with Healing In His Wings

 

Enjoy lively and festive music, including “Gloria” by Andre J. Thomas, a work arranged for massed choir, soloists, and a full orchestra in a gospel musical style. Also on the program: familiar Christmas carols, beautiful and contemplative choral anthems, and rollicking orchestral flourishes.

 

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A St. Thomas Christmas:
So Bright the Star

ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS: So Bright the Star

 

Recorded before a live audience at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, A ST. THOMAS CHRISTMAS: SO BRIGHT THE STAR celebrates the Advent and Christmas season by drawing from a songbook of familiar traditional carols and innovative contemporary selections. The festive one-hour concert showcases the University of St. Thomas’ internationally renowned vocal and instrumental ensembles in performance with inspired musical programming.

 

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Christmas at Concordia:
Gather Us In, O Child of Peace

PBS - Christmas at Concordia: Gather Us In, O Child of Peace,

 

In the music special “Christmas at Concordia: Gather Us In, O Child of Peace,” Concordia College re-imagines the Christmas message with music embracing peace and reconciliation. The concert marks the 125th anniversary of Concordia College, which was founded by Norwegian immigrants and is located in Moorhead, Minnesota. Under the artistic leadership of world renowned composer and conductor Rene Claussen, four hundred student musicians perform in front of an original mural measuring nearly 200 feet wide. The hour-long program explores through song the themes of virtue in the community, including tolerance, compassion, and unity. Music includes traditional favorites like “Silent Night” and “I Saw Three Ships” to an original composition by Rene Claussen. The Concordia College choirs and instrumental ensembles performing in the special include: The Concordia Choir, a 72-voice a cappella choir which has performed in nearly every major hall, including Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center; the Chapel Choir; Cantabile, which is comprised of sopranos and altos from first-year through senior year; Kantorei, Concordia’s mixed-voice choir comprised of first-year students; and The Concordia Orchestra, an integral part of the annual Concordia Christmas Concerts in December and the Masterworks Concert in the spring.

 

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Aretha! Queen of Soul

Aretha! Queen of Soul

 

Aretha Franklin, whose vocal power and songwriting vision defined a musical era and earned her the title “Queen of Soul,” died this week at 76. Her iconic hit songs like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools” resonated with millions at a time when America’s civil rights movement was taking hold. Hari Sreenivasan anchors this PBS special on her journey and the legacy she leaves for future generations.

 

 

 

Sarah Brightman:
Hymn

SARAH BRIGHTMAN: Hymn

 

Filmed in Germany’s Bavarian Alps in a magical setting of mountains, lakes, castles and cuckoo clock houses, this brand new concert features Sarah Brightman performing songs from throughout her career, accompanied by her band, a 40-piece orchestra, a 50-voice choir and dancers.

 

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Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Rolando Villazón

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Featuring Rolando Villazón

 

Experience Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir featuring Rolando Villazón, a one-hour holiday spectacular featuring the world- renowned operatic tenor Villazón as guest artist and narrator.

 

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Featuring Laura Osnes and Martin Jarvis

 

Hear Broadway star Laura Osnes, British screen actor Martin Jarvis and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in the annual Christmas concert. Joining Osnes and Jarvis are four distinguished Metropolitan Opera soloists.

 

Christmas with Wartburg

 

The 68th annual Christmas with Wartburg concert celebrates the holiday season with a musical performance on the campus of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. This program features the Wartburg Choir, Castle Singers, and Wind Ensemble as well as other Wartburg College choirs such as Ritterchor, St. Elizabeth Chorale, Kantorei and the Handbell Choir.

 

Holiday Handbells:
The Raleigh Ringers

 

The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed community handbell choir based in Raleigh, North Carolina, present holiday song selections from old yuletide favorites to Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” score and other sounds of the season. Highlights include: the French carol “Pat-a-pan,” “March of the Toys” from the operetta Babes in Toyland, Chopin’s “Valse Brilliante,” and “Silent Night.”

 

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