CODA Chorus Christmas concert 2019!

CODA Chorus Christmas Concert 2016

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and attended our 2016 Christmas concerts!  Here’s what Joëlle had to say on Facebook.  We’ll have our Spring concert on April 22.  In the meantime, be safe, stay warm, and we hope to see you in the spring!

coda-xmas-2016-webCelebrate the Christmas season with CODA Chorus and special guest harpist Virginia Flanagan, as we present Christmas From Around The World on Saturday, December 10th at 3pm and again at 7pm at Hope Baptist Church in Manchester, right on Route 202.

The concerts will feature carols, lullabies, and folk songs of the Christmas season from many traditions and cultures. Featured will be Kirke Mechem’s Seven Joys of Christmas for chorus and harp. A free-will offering will be taken.

Order of Music (tentative):

Wolcum Yole!” from Ceremony of Carols – Benjamin Britten  Virginia Flanagan – Harp
Seven joys of Christmas –  Kirke Mechem  Virginia Flanagan – Harp
1.The Joy of Love: This is the truth (England)
2.The Joy of Bells: Din don! merrily on high (France)
3.The Joy of Mary: Joseph dearest, Joseph mine (Germany)
4.The Joy of Children: Patapan (Burgundy, France) Alfred Lund – Percussion
5.The Joy of the New Year: New Year Song (Japan)
6.The Joy of Dance: Fum, fum, fum! (Spain)
7.The Joy of Song: God bless the master of this house (England)
Bogoroditse Devo (All Night Vigil Op.37) – Sergei Rachmaninoff   (Russia)
Carol of the Bells –  M. Leontovich, arr. Peter Wilhousky (Ukraine)
iCantar – Jay Althouse     Alfred Lund – Percussion
Deck the Halls – Trad. Welsh, arr. David Willcocks
Sing along  – TBA
Interlude from Ceremony of Carols – Benjamin Britten    Virginia Flanagan – Harp
Carol from an Irish Cabin – Dale Wood  Virginia Flanagan – Harp
Calypso Gloria  – Emily Crocker (Caribbean)     Alfred Lund – Percussion
Hiney Mah Tov – Iris Levine (Israel)
Huron Carol    Trad. Canadian/Huron, arr. Joelle Morris    Alfred Lund – Percussion
Cantique de Noel/O Holy Night – Trad. French   Joelle Morris – Voice,  Virginia Flanagan – Harp
Siyahamba Trad. South African, arr. Donald Moore   Alfred Lund – Percussion
Messiah Chorus


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Join the members of CODA Chorus as they present their annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December  7th, at 7pm, at Hope Baptist Church in Manchester. 

The program will feature a joy-filled and humorous tour de force of musical recycling, American composer Craig Courtney’s irresistible A Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Based on the traditional “Twelve Days of Christmas,” this musical romp through the centuries re-interprets this well-known piece in a dozen styles, from 6th century Rome through 19th century America, with echoes of Handel, Wagner, Tchaikovsky  and even a Sousa march!

Enjoy violin accompaniment and performance by special guests from the Pineland Suzuki School who will join CODA on a few selected pieces such as Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring  by J.S. Bach and a powerful rendition of Bashana Haba’ah by John Leavitt.

Selections of favorite songs including Holly Jolly Christmas, Winter Wonderland and Christmas Carol sing-alongs will insure a wonderful and uplifting time welcoming in the holiday season!

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