Holiday Prelude Concert

Fall 2002 Concert Notes

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor
Joe Jacovino, Accompanist
Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra

Sunday November 24, 2002 - 3:00pm
St. Mary Church, Bethel, Connecticut

- Review - CD -
Rutter and Heidrich
John Rutter &
Tina Heidrich

Mark Hayes
Mark Hayes

Jay Althouse
Jay Althouse

Ed Lojeski
Ed Lojeski

Nick Page
Nick Page
  • Gloria - John Rutter
    Our featured three movement work - Rutter’s most celebrated composition, immensely stirring, and fortified with considerable symbolism
  • All Creatures of our God and King - Mark Hayes
    A new and creative arrangement, a powerful opening to celebrate Thanksgiving
  • The Heavens are Telling - Pepper Choplin
    A spirited energetic number introducing "Joy to the World" in a new and invigorating setting
  • Night of Silence - arr. John Ferguson
    An exquisite and poignant number  combined with "Silent Night"
  • A Christmas Festival - arr. Ed Lojeski
    A festive and uplifting montage of four carols
  • íCantar! - Jay Althouse
    A rhythmically infectious Cuban Salsa number – no dancing in the aisles!
  • Thula S’Thandwa (Hush, Don't Cry) - arr. Nick Page
    A heartwarming African lullaby for women’s voices
  • Gesu Bambino - Pietro Yon
    A gorgeous lush arrangement of this popular carol set for men’s voices
  • Hanukkah Nagila - Linda Spevacek
    ‘nuff said!
  • Happy Hanukkah, My Friend - arr. Ed Lojeski
    An inspiring message of peace, love and sharing among all religions
  • Goin’ to Bethlehem - Jay Althouse
    A propelling a cappella spiritual with energizing rhythmic figures
  • Amen! - Jester Hairston
    A sensational and unique new arrangement with modulating keys and fascinating rhythms that builds to a powerful finish!