December Starlight: Carols for the Christmas Season (at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Medina WA)
"The audience was already on its feet, with a standing ovation for the Seattle Choral Company."
"The Seattle Choral Company's performance . . . reached a clear, sweet purity of tone. It became a moving experience."
Even before there was Christmas, the stars were important among peoples. These days, as the nights of December grow longer, the lights of the Christmas season seem to burn brighter. The Seattle Choral Company presents their annual holiday celebration to sing to the light of human hope and understanding.
The Star by Jon Washburn
Shepherd Carols by Arnold Freed
A Festival of Carols by Frank Ferko
Three Nativity Carols by Stephen Paulus
O Come, O Come Emanuel arr. by Bern Herbolsheimer
Il Est Ne, le Divin Enfant arr. by Donna Gartman Schultz
Explore the traditional carols of the season, imaginatively arranged by America's hottest new choral composers.
EXPERIENCE Stephen Paulus' hauntingly lovely suite, Three Nativity Carols, enhanced with sounds of oboe and harp.
"This endris night I saw a sight,
a star as bright as day;
And ever among, a maiden sung,
Lullay, by by, lullay."
from Stephen Paulus' Three Nativity Carols
& DISCOVER Jon Washburn's The Star, a miniature Christmas scene centered on Carl Sandburg's magnificent poem, Special Starlight.
"On a Holy night we may say;
The Creator of night and of birth
Was the Maker of the stars."
from Sandburg's Special Starlight
And more seasonal works by Jennifer Higdon, Frank Ticheli, Steven Heitzeg, and Marjorie Hess.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
8398 NE 12th Street
Medina, WA 98039
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