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Krannert Center Events: December 2019: Joys of the Season

Event Details

Diamond Jubilee: 60th-Anniversary Season
Stephen Alltop, music director and conductor
Central Illinois Youth Chorus, Andrea Solya and Ann Marie Morrissette, conductors
Stephen Alltop, conductor and organist

CUSO performs a concert of seasonal favorites to delight the whole family. The radiant singers of the Central Illinois Youth Chorus will perform marvelous arrangements especially conceived by Gary Fry for children’s chorus and orchestra. The bright menorah of Hanukkah will be celebrated in Paul Carey’s Unending Flame. A visit from Santa is sure to happen, along with many smiles and a few surprises.

Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29
Bach: "Et exultavit" from Magnificat
Monteverdi: Laudate Dominum
Clérambault: Hodie Christus natus est: Motet Noël
Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu
Bach: "Air" and "Gigue" from Orchestral Suite No. 3
Macgimsey (arr. Fry): Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Mozart: "Alleluia" from Exultate Jubilate, K. 165
arr. Breiner: Angels We Have Heard on High
Carey: Unending Flame
Jessel: Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Praetorius (arr. Naughtin): Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming 
Fry: Christmas Morning
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
arr. Naughtin: Christmas Angels Sing-Along

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

This performance will last approximately one hour and 22 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.

Guests are invited to join Krannert Center in helping children stay warm this winter. Bring new or gently used coats, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and ear muffs for this season's clothing drive. This year, there is a special need for coats for middle school boys in sizes Boy's XL and Men's S, M, and L. All collected items will go to the Champaign Unit 4 School District and Urbana School District 116. Donation boxes will be available in the lobby near Intermezzo cafe.

Thursday, December 12th, 7:30 PM

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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