Wake Forest University invites public to attend free holiday concert

Wake Forest University’s Concert Choir, Collegium Vocal Ensemble, Choral Union and Wake Forest Chorale will perform music that celebrates the holiday season on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. in Brendle Recital Hall. The public is invited to attend the free concert directed by Brian Gorelick, director of choral ensembles.

The Choral Union will sing David Michael’s “Halleluja, The Saviour Lives,” and Praetorius’s “Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming, Lift Thine Eyes.” The Union will also perform “There Shall A Star” by Mendelssohn, and a modern anthem by Paul Laubengayer.

The Collegium Vocal Ensemble will present Bach’s “O Little One Sweet,” Holst’s “Lullay My Liking” and Robert Shaw’s arrangement of “How Far Is It To Bethlehem.”

The Concert Choir will begin with anthems by Edwin Fissinger and Francis Hagen. The group will also perform Alf Houkom’s “The Rune Of Hospitality” and Jeffrey Van’s arrangement of “Away In A Manger” with Patricia Dixon accompanying on guitar. The group will end with “In the Bleak Midwinter” and “Pilgrims’ Hymn.”

The Wake Forest Chorale will sing two chorales by Bach, Herbert Howell’s “Lovely A Spotless Rose” and “Once In Royal David’s City” by Gauntlett.

Together, for the first time in North Carolina, the Chorale and the Concert Choir will sing Van’s “Treasures and Gifts” with Krista Duran, senior harpist, accompanying.

Carol singing for choirs and audience will take place in between sets and at the end of the performance.

For more information, call 336-758-5026.

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