GSCC Member Event

AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS
Shapenote Carols from New England and Appalachia

Hosting Ensemble: Radiance
Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: $15+
Event Dates:
Saturday, December 7, 2019Dec 7, 7:30pm at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA

Description

We are excited to have Doug Fullington as guest conductor for AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS, a fun and lively performance of early American music from New England, Appalachian, and Shaker traditions. AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS is a perfect performance for families, friends, and children to celebrate the holiday season. Raucous tunes in the shapenote tradition; simple, heartfelt Shaker melodies; and the proud and vigorous New England "primitive" style will take the audience on a journey discovering holiday fare from the variety of traditions that combine to create America's vital and inspiring musical heritage. This narrated performance features songs and carols for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year.

PROGRAM

William BILLINGS: O praise the Lord of heaven
Nehemiah SHUMWAY: Schenectady
William WALKER: Sweet prospect
Joseph STEPHENSON: Anthem from Luke
Edward FRENCH: New Bethlehem
Jeremiah INGALLS: Redemption
BILLINGS: Judea
BILLINGS: Shiloh
STEPHENSON: Milford
SHAKER: I will bow and be simple
SHAKER: Love is little
SHAKER: Lay me low
SHAKER: New Year’s greeting
TRADITIONAL: I saw three ships
TRADITIONAL: Joys Seven
TRADITIONAL: The cherry tree
Daniel READ: Sherburne

AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS. Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite Valley, Winter, by Albert Bierstadt
AN AMERICAN CHRISTMAS. Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite Valley, Winter, by Albert Bierstadt
Radiance
Radiance