Coastside Chorale Winter Concert
The Coastside Chorale Winter Concert, directed by Carolyn Larsen, is an uplifting community event, featuring traditional and contemporary seasonal music. We will be accompanied, on piano, by Pat McNutt with some pieces including additional accompaniment by Moira Feighery-Ross on flute, Sabina Perlsweig on soprano saxophone and percussion by Val Kruger.
The choir will also be welcoming the youth performance group from Coastal Rep called the Coastal Rep Reps. Directed by Sabina Perlsweig, (assistant director at the Coastside Chorale) the group of 12 singers, with ages ranging from 10 to 15 years old, will join the Coastside Chorale in singing "See the Joy" and will also sing "Run to Egypt" and "Skatin' and Sleighin'" on their own.
Also joining the choir for a little seasonal aloha, are Hula dance group Na Wahine 'O Kalani, which means "The Heavenly Women". They will perform their beautiful Hula dance while the choir sings "Mele Kalikimaka", a Hawaiian Christmas song.
One of my favorites this year is a beautiful arrangement of The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, originally sung by David Bowie and Bing Crosby in 1977. Other pieces include an African Christmas song, Kuwa Na KrismasiNjema which is partly sung in Swahili and Silent Night, sung in German (please see the list of songs included below).
The choir also collects non-perishable food donations for Coastside Hope (collection barrel at the entry to the church).
At intermission we will have a fun raffle and after the concert we invite the audience to join us for refreshments.
Tickets: Adults $10, Children and Students $5, or any donation graciously accepted.
For more information, please email: [email protected]
We hope you can join us for this wonderful evening of beautiful seasonal music!
LIST OF WINTER SONGS:
Count Your Blessings, Johnson Oatman, Jr
Consider the Lilies, Hoffman/Lyon
Ave Verum, Mozart
Everywhere Christmas Tonight, P Brooks, J P Williams , J Martin
Huron Carol, Traditional French, Words in Huron Indian by Saint Jean de Brebeuf, translated by J E Middleton, Arr Jill Gallina
Kuwa Na Krismasi Njema, African Christmas Greeting, L Brownsey and M Lunn Lantz
Little Jack Frost (Get Lost), A Stillman and S Ellis, Arr J Narverud
Mele Kalikimaka, R Alex Anderson, Arr J Althouse
Over the River and through the Wood, G Gilpin
See the joy, Performed with Coastal RepReps, M Hoffman, Arr R Hoffman
Silent Night, Holy Night, arr KHawkes Goodyear
The First Noel/Pachelbel’s Canon, Arr M Clawson
The Little Drumer Boy/ Peace on Earth, H SImeone, H Onorat, K Davis, A Kohan, L Grossman, I Fraser, Arr J Althouse
Wenceslas Canon, Traditional English Carol, Arr A Beck
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