Join Manhattan Chorale and chamber orchestra as they celebrate the Christmas season at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James in Brooklyn.
This marks the fourth annual 'Celebration of Christmas with Manhattan Chorale' and the Chorale's first performance in Brooklyn. Manhattan Chorale is pleased to extend their outreach in the coming season by presenting concerts in each of New York's five boroughs.
Manhattan Chorale is a professional choir based in New York City under the direction of its founder, Craig Arnold. They present an historical spectrum of choral masterworks both large and small, traditional and contemporary, and are advocates of new works. In addition to their own concerts, the singers collaborate with choirs from across the United States who gather for various New York residencies under the auspices of Manhattan Concert Productions to perform at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. The Chorale includes New York freelance professional singers, though many of its members are hired for singing and administrative skills.
Manhattan Chorale has presented concerts in Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York City. They have also performed alongside Broadway stars in "Broadway Classics at Carnegie Hall" and, at the invitation of Walt Disney Company, as the on-stage chorus for the workshop presentation of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz.
Hodie Christus Natus Est (plainsong)
Now Thank We All Our God - arr. John Rutter
A Babe is Born in Bethlehem - Eric Thiman
Selections from 'Magnificat' - Antonio Vivaldi
O Magnum Mysterium - Richard Burchard
Concerto for Orchestra - Antonio Vivaldi
Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella - arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
How Still He Rests - Brent Pierce
A Christmass Carol - Charles Ives
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day - arr. Dale Grotenhuis
Selections from 'Magnificat' - John Rutter
Silent Night - arr. Gene Puerling