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Friday, 14 December 2012 | Rich Samuels
5:09: Selections from Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur performed by organist David Titterington: “Mother and Child”, “Shepherds” and “Eternal Purposes”. 5:27: Suite from the ballet :A Christmas Carol” composed by Carl Davis in 1992-1993, arranged by John Longstaff. John Pryce-Jones conducts the Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra. 5:46: J.S. Bach’s “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring” performed by The Chicago Chamber Brass with the Glen Ellyn Children’s Choir, pianist Eteri Andjaparidze and SamuelHitchison (playing the Overture Concert Organ). 5:57: “Angels We Have Heard on High” performed by the Madison Symphony Chorus directed by Meverly Taylor. 6:08: More Selections from Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur performed by organist David Titterington: “The Word”, “The Children of God”, “The Angels”. 6:27: LeRoy Anderson’s suite of familiar Christmas music “A Christmas Festival” performed by the Battle Creek Brass Band/ 6:41: The “Yule Suite” of John Stevens performed by Madison’s Oakwood Chamber Players. 6:53: Two carols, one Hungarian (“Mennyből az angyal”), the other Italian (“Tu scendi dalle stelle”) performed by the Váci Street (Budapest) School Chorus and the Coro trentino SOSAT. 7:08: Final selections from Olivier Messiaen’s La Nativité du Seigneur performed by organist David Titterington: “Jesus accepts suffering”, “The Magi”, “God among us”. 7:30: The Madison Symphony Chorus directed by Beverly Taylor sings “The First Noel”. 7:36: The Madison Symphony Orchestra (conducted by John DeMain) and the Madison Children’s Choir perform “Star of Bethlehem” by John Williams 7:39: “Fum fum fum”, a traditional Catalan carol performed by the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus. 7:40: The Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus sings “Lo, How a Rose ‘e’er Blooming” by Michael Praetorius. 7:43: The Madison Symphony Orchestra and Chorus peform Bernard de la Monnoye’s “Patapan”. 7:44: “I Saw Three Ships” and “Bring a Torch” performed by The Madison Symphony Orchestra and soprano Celia Shafer. 7:49: A medley of three versions of “Silent Night” performed by the Kat Trio, the Madison Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Isthmus Brass. more »
Wednesday, 5 December 2012 | Rich Samuels
Classical Calendar for 6-13 December Friday December 7 12:15 pm at the First Unitarian Society, 8900 University Bay Drive. Madison The Noon Musicale features Bach, Mozart, Chopin and the Fortepiano with Trevor Stephenson. 608- 233-9774 Friday December 7, 7 pm at the Blackhawk Evangelical Church, 9620 Brader Way, Middleton The Wisconsin chamber Orchestra and the Festival Choir of Madison perform Handel’s Messiah. Sold out for three years in a row, we return for a fourth year to present Handel’s most well known work, Messiah. This eternal holiday favorite is performed by the WCO along with the powerful voices of four soloists and The Festival Choir of Madison in the East Auditorium of Blackhawk Church in Middleton. 608-258-4141 (to see if there are still tickets available). Friday, December 7 at 7 pm at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 914 East Knapp Street, Milwaukee UW Madison’s Christopher Taylor performs the Vingt Regards sur l’Enfsnt Jésus; PianoArts is pleased to present pianist Christopher Taylor, renowned for his interpretation of Messiaen’s monumental work, Vingt Regards sur L’Enfant Jésus, in a performance of this important work at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 914 East Knapp Street, Milwaukee, WI, at 7:00 PM on Friday, December 7, 2012. Tickets are available online at www.pianoarts.org or by calling 414-255-0801. In addition, Timothy Benson, organist at Saint Paul’s Church will present a lecture and performance of Messiaen’s work on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 PM at Saint Paul’s. Admission is free with a ticket to the December 7 concert. Vingt Regards is a collection of twenty short contemplations on the infant Jesus by “God the Father,” “the Mother Virgin Mary,” the angels, wise men, birds from the heights, silence, time, the stars and the cross. The music is a kaleidoscope of radiant colors, birdsongs, mini-orchestral sounds, Christmas bells and Hindu drums. Based in Milwaukee, PianoArts’ mission is to foster appreciation and performance of classical music by identifying and mentoring a new generation of pianists with exceptional musical and verbal communication skills and by presenting them to diverse audiences. Friday December 7, 7 pm (repeated Saturday 12/8 at 7 pm) at Edgewood College-Saint Joseph Chapel, 1000 Edgwood College Drive, Madison. Edgewood College Concert Band, Guitar Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Women’s Choir & Chamber Singers. Edgewood College Music Department presents the 85th annual Christmas concerts. Friday December 7, 7:30 pm (repeated Sunday 12/9 at 7:30 pm) at Mills Concert Hall, 455 N. Park St., Madison UW Choral Union & Symphony Orchestra The Choral Union (directed by Beverly Taylor) presents Brahms’ masterwork Ein Deutsches Requiem …. more »