Join CODA Chorus for their annual holiday celebration featuring two concerts at 4pm and 7pm on Saturday, December 8th at Hope Baptist Church on Rt 202 in Manchester. Gather with friends, family and our greater Maine community for an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with a concert of festive and heart-warming music and the pleasure of singing along to some of your favorite Christmas tunes.
P.S. Coming Soon, the Order of Music and our official poster!
Thank you to everyone who attended our Spring Concert! We had audience members from every decade of CODA’s existence, and even one whose mother was the original organist! Looking forward to another 50 years…
You can view our concert program here.
The lasting power of song will shine this spring when CODA Chorus celebrates its 50th anniversary with a concert comprised of pieces performed from every decade since its inception in the 1960s.
CODA Chorus will revisit our inaugural 1967 and 1969 concerts with selections of popular favorites including some of the original Broadway tunes, choral standards and treasured patriotic songs that were performed through CODA’s musical history. Please join us either at our 4pm or 7pm concerts at Hope Baptist Church on Rt.202 in Manchester.
THANK YOU to everyone who braved the weather and attended our 2017 Christmas concerts! If you’d like a copy of the program, you can click here.
Join CODA Chorus for their annual holiday celebration featuring two concerts at 3pm and 7pm on Saturday December 9th at Hope Baptist Church on Rt 202 in Manchester. Ring in the holidays with a concert of joyful and introspective music, an evening of celebration with family and friends – and opportunities to sing along to your favorite Christmas tunes!
Order of Music (Tentative):
This Little Light Of Mine – John Leavitt
Star Carol – John Rutter
There Shall A Star Come Out Of Jacob – Felix Mendelssohn
Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella – arr. John Rutter
Lux Aeterna – Tom Porter
As It Fell Upon A Night – arr. Katherine K Davis
O Nata Lux – Morten Lauridson
Light The Legend – Michael Isaacson
Keep Your Lamps – Andre Thomas
Angels We Have Heard On High – arr. Craig Courtney
Joy To The World – arr. John Rutter
Carol Sing-Along – TBA
Christmas Waltz – arr. Pete Schmutte
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts) – arr. Snyder & Higgins
Winter Wonderland Of Snow – arr. Mark Hayes
CODA Chorus invites you to our Spring Concert! In these uncertain times what could be better than songs about encouragement, togetherness, and hope! A freewill offering will be accepted. Please join us!
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!
Celebrate 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
Thank you again to the Pineland Suzuki School for joining us on our last Christmas concert. We had a wonderful time and the audience was on their feet!
Joy to the World with the Pineland Suzuki School
Hallelujah with Vivace and Capital Strings
Angels We Have Heard on High with the Pineland Suzuki School
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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Flash mob at Longfellows Greenhouse in Manchester, ME.
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. Arr. Roger Emerson