A festive tradition, this concert joins choruses, instrumentalists, and audience members in a celebration of the winter season. Audience sing-alongs of beloved carols will be interspersed with songs of the season sung by Black Chorus, Chamber Singers, Varsity Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Glee Club, and University Chorus—joined this year by the Jazz Vocal Ensemble at the end of their first semester under the direction of Barrington Coleman, who is now leading the U of I jazz vocal program. Come early to hear our Graduate Brass Quintet get the afternoon started with arrangements of popular carols and seasonal songs!
Prelude: Seasonal Selections
Poulenc: O magnum mysterium
Brown: The House of Winter
Carillo: Videntes stellam Magi
arr. Willcocks: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Conte: Canticle III from Three Sacred Pieces
Handel (arr. Hines): For Unto Us a Child is Born from Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration
arr. Willcocks: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
arr. Willcocks: Sussex Carol
Mendelssohn: Laudate pueri
Collins: Shoveling Snow with Buddha
da Palestrina: Hodie Christus natus est
Mathias: Sir Christèmas
arr. Gibson and Willcocks: The First Nowell
arr. Megill: Ding Dong! Merrily on High
arr. Gibbs: Somebody Talkin’ ‘Bout Jesus
Thurman: Now the Work of Christmas Begins
Handel (arr. Warren and Jackson): And He Shall Purify from Handel‘s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration
arr. Webster: Joy to the World (Postlude)
This performance will last approximately one hour and 20 minutes with no intermission.
Guests are invited to join Krannert Center in helping children stay warm this winter. Bring new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and ear muffs for this season's clothing drive. This year, there is a special need for coats for middle school boys in sizes Boy's XL and Men's S, M, and L. All collected items will go to the Champaign Unit 4 School District and Urbana School District 116. Donation boxes will be available in the lobby near Intermezzo cafe.