Music, Gettysburg! Presents Christmas Concert “Dona Nobis Pacem,” “Give us Peace” in Sunday Dec 15 with Schola Cantorum, Gettysburg Childrens’ Chorus and more.
GETTYSBURG, PA (December 2, 2013) — Music, Gettysburg! presents the Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Children’s Chorus in the Christmas offering “Give us Peace,” a concert filled with Christmas delight Sunday evening, December 15, at 7pm in the chapel of the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
This festive concert, one of the most popular in the Music, Gettysburg! season, will feature the two choruses plus Wayne Hill, baritone, Teresa Bowers, flute, Erin Bowers Rizk, cello, Wayne Wold, organ, and Michael Matsinko, piano, trumpeters Peter Johnston and David Conklin and more.
Christmas music from favorite carols Silent Night and It Came Upon a Midnight Clear to be sung by the audience will be joined by featured special favorites such as the Ralph Vaughan Williams “Christmas Fantasia,” Bach’s Dona Nobis Pacem, and the premiere of a new tune and setting of the hymn Jesus, Holy Child by Herman Stuempfle. “The new piece is a delightful lullaby accompanied by dulcimer and pennywhistle – and one that will become a favorite in years to come,” said Gerald Christianson, member of the Music, Gettysburg! steering committee and planner for the Christmas concert. Wayne Hill will perform the baritone solos for the Vaughan Williams Fantasia.
The Gettysburg Children’s Choir will perform under the direction of Brent Talbot, Assistant Professor of Music Education at the Sunderman Conservatory of Gettysburg College, a traditional Dona Nobis Pacem, and other seasonal songs.
The Rev. Dr. John Largen, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Littlestown and Grace and St. Luke’s parishes will narrate the concert.
Come enjoy this Sunday evening holiday concert which is free and open to the public. The Seminary Chapel is located at 147 Seminary Ridge on the west edge of Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts remaining in the Music, Gettysburg! season schedule, please call 717-334-6286 ext 2197 or visit the web site at www.musicgettysburg.org .