A Program for the Holidays

December 22, 2018, 4:30 pm

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holiday image: a bell with sheet music and pine needles

The holiday season is upon us! Wishing us joy this year are Kiri Te Kanawa, Bryn Terfel, Kirsten Flagstad, Fritz Wunderlich, the Choir of Trinity School, and Il Volo.


“Stille nacht” by Franz Xaver Gruber
Fritz Wunderelich, tenor; Hermann Prey, bass-baritone; Neuberger Ensemble; Fritz Neumeyer, conductor
(Munich 1965. DGG 00289 479 5055)

“The Little Road to Bethlehem” by Michael Head
Kirsten Flagstad, soprano; Waldemar Alme, piano
(Norwegian Broadcasting Company, Oslo. 1954)

“The First Nowell,” Traditional English Melody
Choir of Trinity School; David Squibb, conductor; London Festival Brass Ensemble
(London 1974. LONDON 448 614‐2)

“El Noi de la Mare,” Traditional Catalan Christmas Song
Kathleen Battle, soprano; Christopher Parkening, guitar
(New York 1996. SONY 88985381362‐09)

“Adeste fideles,” Traditional
Il Volo; Choir; Orchestra del Teatro Massimo di Palermo; Marcello Rota, conductor
(Palermo 2016. SONY 88985351962)

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane
Kiri Te Kanawa, soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra; Carl Davis, conductor
(London 1986. LONDON 448 614‐2)

“White Christmas” by Irving Berlin
Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone; Philharmonia Orchestra; Paul Daniel, conductor
(DGG 449 965‐2)