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Christmas by Candlelight

Benjamin Rivera, conductor
Katelyn Lee, soprano
Kathryn Duncan, mezzo-soprano
Joe Shadday, tenor
Dan Richardson, bass-baritone

The Philharmonic celebrates Christmas in a performance featuring highlights from Handel’s Messiah, plus other favorites including Greensleeves, Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, and selections from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The evening will end with Hallelujah Chorus as the  audience joins in song to usher in the holidays.  

Vaughan Williams – Fantasia on Greensleeves

Saint-Saëns – Oratorio de Noël, Op. 12: Prélude (In the Style of Seb. Bach)

J.S. Bach – Suite from Weihnachts-Oratorium, Part 1, BWV 248
                  And she gave birth to her first son
                  He has come on Earth in poverty
                  Who will rightly extol the love
                  Great Lord, O mighty king                   
                  Ah little Jesus dear to my heart!

Corelli – Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, “Christmas Concerto”
                  Vivace – Grave
                  Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
                  Pastorale ad libitum: Largo

Handel – Suite from Messiah
                  Comfort ye my people
                  Ev’ry valley shall be exalted
                  Behold, a virgin shall conceive
                  O thou that tellest good tidings to Zion
                  For unto us a child is born
                  Rejoice greatly
                  Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened
                  He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (with Come unto Him)
                  Thou art gone up on high

Performances on December 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm in the FWS sanctuary.

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