Christmas Concert 2014
What is a noel anyway and how do we sing it?
Come hear many musical answers to this question at the Seattle First Baptist Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra FREE concerts Saturday, December 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 21st at 1:00 p.m.
The dictionary defines a noel as a Christmas song or exclamation of joy. We’ll hear Angel Gabriel’s exclamation, Ave Maria (Hail, Mary), set by Russian master Sergei Rachmaninoff. Mary cries out her joy in Magnificat by English composer Andrew Carter, a multi-movement cantata for choir, strings and winds. American Morten Lauridsen’s modern classic, O Nata Lux, creates a feeling of deep peace at the birth of Christ. There are noels from Africa and France and even the first published carol by the god-father of the modern carol movement, John Rutter.
Of course the audience joins the choir and orchestra on The First Noel and other favorites.
The concerts are free and professional childcare is provided. A cookies-and-punch reception follows the Saturday evening performance. Copy this link into an email to send this information to a friend: www.seattlefirstbaptist.org/sing-noel.html
Join us for these Christmas concerts and let your noel resound!
– Vicky Thomas, Director of Choral Music