The Basilica’s annual celebration of Advent and Christmas music, featuring favorites for choir and orchestra. And don’t forget the sing-along! This is our most popular concert, so come early for the best seats. Preceeding the concert at 5:30pm will be an open house at the Basilica Gift Shop and Museum with light refreshments.
Featured on the program will be selections from the new Basilica Choir Christmas CD, including “God, We Would Hear the Angels Sing” by Wm. Glenn Osborne. Video of the performance may be seen here.
The CD is here! Order yours now for delivery before Christmas!
The Basilica Choir sings Christmas favorites and new carols on their newest CD on Stemik records including God, We Would Hear the Angels Sing.
Now available on iTunes as well.
The complete list of music follows:
- Joy to the World (Isaac Watts/Lowell Mason, after Handel, arr. William Picher)
- Hodie Christus Natus Est (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
- Joseph Lieber, Joseph Mine (Michael Praetorius)
- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (Edmund Sears/R.S. Willis, arr. William Picher)
- Blessed Be That Maid Marie (Trad. English 17th C., arr. Charles Wood)
- Rejoice in the Lord Always (Anon 16th C.)
- Gaudete (Anon. 16th c, arr. Brian Kay)
- God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (Trad. English, 17th C., arr. William Picher)
- O Magnum Mysterium (Tomas Luis de Victoria)
- Ave Maris Stella (Trad. Russian, arr. Pavel Chesnokov, adapt. William Picher)
Morris Hudson, guest baritone soloist
- Ding Dong Merrily on High (G.R. Woodward, arr. Carolyn Jennings)
- Es ist ein Ros (Michael Praetorius)
- God, We Would Hear the Angels Sing (John A. Dalles/Wm. Glenn Osborne)
- What Child is This (Trad. English, arr. John Stainer)
- The Boar
In celebration of the parish’s 100th Anniversary, the Adult, Children, and Contemporary choirs will present this opportunity to come hear, sing
and learn about some of your favorite carols for the Advent and Christmas season.
This will also be a chance to celebrate and discover our new Journeysongs hymnals.
The Basilica’s annual celebration of Advent and Christmas music featuring favorites for choir and orchestra. And don’t forget the sing-along! This is the most popular Basilica concert, so come early for the best seats. Preceeding the concert at 5:30 p.m. will be an open house at the Basilica Gift Shop and Museum, with complimentary refreshments.
Wm. Glenn Osborne, organist
William Picher, conductor
A Christmas carol for SATB choir with some changing meter. Lyrics by John Dalles. Instrumental parts available upon request.
A Christmas carol for young voices (SAT) with lyrics by John Dalles. Based on the familiar tune HOLY MANNA. The audio below was generated by the Finale music notation program.