Celebrate! Yellowknife Choral Society 2011 Christmas Concert

Aurora Chorealis http://ykchoralsociety.org/
Aurora Chorealis directed by Margo Nightingale
Yellowknife Chamber Choir and
Yellowknife Boys’ Choir directed by Dan Gillis
Fireweed Children’s Chorus
directed by Jackie Boersma and Elizabeth Brace
Accompanied by Shauna Morgan
and Sharon Chynoweth

Program

Welcome – Jean Escalante

Verbum Caro Factum Est
Paul Halley – Aurora Chorealis

Celebration – Val Braden

Il est né, le divin Enfant – Trad. French
Aurora Chorealis, Penny whistle: Jason Doiron Arr. Edward Henderson

There Is No Rose – Anon c.1420
Yellowknife Chamber Choir Arr. John Joubert

Adam Lay Ybounden – Anon 15th Century
Yellowknife Chamber Choir women, Soloist: Shannon Gault – Arr. Matthew Larkin

Ave Maria – G. Caccini
Tenor: Matthew Smith,

In the bleak midwinter – Gustav Holst
Yellowknife Boys’ Choir, Yellowknife Chamber Choir Christina Rossetti

Go tell it on the mountain – African American Spiritual
Yellowknife Boys’ Choir

The Shortest Day – Susan Cooper
Reader: Julia Adam

Ríu, Ríu, Chíu – Anon. Spanish
Aurora Chorealis Arr. Linda Spevacek

Adiemus – Karl Jenkins
Aurora Chorealis small ensemble, Recorder: Dana Merrigan, Percussion: Carmen Braden

Sleep – Charles Anthony Silvestri
Reader: Nahum Lee

Sleep – Eric Whitacre
Aurora Chorealis

Ave Maria – Edited by Jean Ashworth Bartle
Fireweed Children’s Chorus – Conducted by Jackie Boersma

I Saw Three Ships- Arr. Craig Curry
Fireweed Children’s Chorus – Aurora Chorealis Tone Chimes Choir – Conducted by Jackie Boersma

On This Still, Silent Night – Laura Farnell
Fireweed Children’s Chorus
Flute: Jackie Boersma; Conducted by Elizabeth Brace

My Favorite Things – Arr. Mac Huff
Fireweed Children’s Chorus
Conducted by Elizabeth Brace

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Coots & Gillespie
Fireweed Children’s Chorus – Conducted by Jackie Boersma

The Night Before Christmas – Clement Clarke Moore
Reader: Kate Tompkins

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Tchaikovsky
Aurora Chorealis small ensemble Arr. Funk/Nightingale

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Eddie Pola, G. Wyle
Aurora Chorealis and audience Arr. A. Billingsley

Twelve Thank You Letters – Anon
Reader: Margo

I’m getting nuttin’ for Christmas – S. Tepper, R. Bennett
Yellowknife Boys’ Choir Lyrics by Towgood/Nightingale

Sleigh Ride – Mitchell Parish, Leroy Anderson
Aurora Chorealis and audience

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane
Aurora Chorealis and audience

We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Trad.
All Choirs

The Yellowknife Choral Society wishes to acknowledge the following people and organisations and thank them for their assistance and support for this performance: Yelowknife United Church and Gwyneth Davis, Calvary Community Church, Betty LaBranche, Kathy Bolstad, Thérèse Boullard, Helmut Epp, Joyce Gilchrist, Krystine Hogan, Ruth McLean, Lillian McOuat, Lise Picard, Len Smith, Tammy Waugh, Harald Wilson, Darin Woodbury, all the helpers who put up and take down risers and decorated the hall and you, our audience, without whom there would be no concert.

Boys’ Choir
Margo Nightingale & Eliza Sorensen

Fireweed Children’s ChorusSusan Shantora (fund raising) Constantina Tsetsos (board rep.)
Concert Committee
Catherine Siegbahn, Sue Epp, Jean Escalante, Dana Merrigan, Klaus Scheuhing, Eliza Sorensen,
Sophia Wadowska

Stage Manager: Lynn Elkin

Photography: Shane Keller

Posters & Programs: Sue Epp

Music Librarian: Elizabeth Munroe

YCS Board: Thérèse Boullard, Katy Dillon, Sue Epp, Tammy Waugh, Jesse Casey, Jean Escalante, Constantina Tsetsos and Sophia Wadowska

All proceeds from the Sunday matinée as well as the bake sale
will go towards the Fireweed Children’s Chorus Travel Fund

A special thank you to our sponsor for this concert –
De Beers Canada

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