GSCC Member Event

O Yule Full of Gladness: Christmas In Scandinavia
Songs and carols from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland

Hosting Ensemble: Seattle Choral Company
Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: General $25, Seniors $20, Students $5, Child 6 to 10 free
Event Dates:
Saturday, December 7, 2019Dec 7, 8:00pm at St. Mark's Cathedral, Seattle, WA

Description

Scandinavia has contributed many traditions that we see celebrated in the United States, such as Advent wreaths, candles, and calendars. Christmas seals were first seen in Denmark. And the Scandinavian culture in turn adopted other European Christmas traditions, such as the German Christmas tree and the Dutch Santa Claus. The musical traditions are equally charming. Scandinavian Christmas music, often based on folk songs, blends cheer and melancholy into a unique sound.

The Seattle Choral Company will present a broad range of music from this region, from simple folk song arrangements to sophisticated classical settings of traditional and modern texts, including these works:

“Advent” by Otto Olsson
“Forunderligt at sige” by Carl Nielsen
“Jul Jul, Strålande Jul” by Gustav Nordqvist
“Det hev ei rose sprunge” by Ola Gjeilo
“Ave Maris Stella” by Edvard Grieg
“Gaudete” Suite arr. by Anders Öhrwall
“En etsi valtaa loistoa” by Jan Sibelius
“Sankta Lucia” arr. by Barlow Bradford
“Marjatan Jouluvirsi” by Einojuhani Rautavaara

Pre-concert talk @ 7:00 pm
Family carol sing-along @ 7:30 pm
Concert begins @ 8:00 pm

O Yule Full of Gladness: Christmas In Scandinavia. O Yule Full of Gladness: Christmas In Scandinavia
O Yule Full of Gladness: Christmas In Scandinavia. O Yule Full of Gladness: Christmas In Scandinavia
Seattle Choral Company. The Seattle Choral Company is a Resident Artist at Saint Mark's Cathedral. Photo by Ron Anderson.
Seattle Choral Company. The Seattle Choral Company is a Resident Artist at Saint Mark's Cathedral. Photo by Ron Anderson.