Andrew Megill, director of choral activities
Sinfonia da Camera and the University of Illinois Oratorio Society team up to present a holiday spectacular you will remember for years to come. Enjoy Gerald Finzi's lyrical approach to the holiday period with his Magnificat. Listen to excerpt from J.S. Bach's Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), written for each of the major feast days of the Christmas Period. And enjoy some of your favorite English Christmas Carols in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols. You'll hear favorites like On Christmas Night all Christians Sing (the Sussex Carol) and The First Noel. We hope you are able to join us for this holiday tradition!
Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio)
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
This performance will run approximately one hour and 55 minutes, and includes a 20-minute 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. There is a special need this year for large and extra-large coats for middle school boys. 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.