Music, Gburg!'s Christmas concert

Ceremony of Carols by Britten and more

Music, Gettysburg! Presents “Ceremony of Carols” in Christmas Concert Sunday Dec 20

December 14, 2015

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GETTYSBURG, PA (December 2, 2013) — Carols make the Christmas season and so Music, Gettysburg! presents a “Ceremony of Carols”  featuring Benjamin Britten’s exquisite work of the same name, and lots of favorite songs of the Christmas season Sunday evening, December 20th, at 7pm in the chapel of the Lutheran Theological Seminary.

This festive concert, one of the most popular in the Music, Gettysburg! season, is free and open to the public. It will feature a chorus of a dozen women’s voices for the Benjamin Britten classic work, under the leadership of artistic director Dr. Teresa Bowers.  Also featured in the concert is the Chamber Chorale of the Gettysburg Children’s Choir, consisting of Adams County’s best high school voices under the baton of Brent Talbot.

Baritone Wayne Hill, with Mike Matsinko, will provide favorite old carols from the English and French tradition,  with additional music from the Nutcracker Suite, Spanish folk tunes and assembly singing. Enjoy music by flutist Teresa Bowers, oboist Ed Stanley, harpist Elizabeth Asmus, pianist Michael Matsinko, and organist Mark Mummert. Assembly singing of three Christmas carols will round out a delightful program of a little more than an hour of music.

Narrating the concert is the Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White, the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She is familiar to Music, Gettysburg! audiences as an accomplished soprano singing Bach and other works with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra as well as her own solo concerts.

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 717-338-3000, ext 2197 or visit the web site at www.musicgettysburg.org .