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DePauw University School of Music presents:

DePauw Chamber Singers
DePauw University Chorus
DePauw Women's Choir

A Performance of Readings and Carols

with Jayoung Kim, piano

Charles Goehring, organ

Scott Spiegelberg and Zachary Kingins, trumpet

Sarah Wachter and Sarah Chamberlain, flute

Patrick Meyer and Nikola Petrovic, trombone

Josiah Rushing, timpani

Gabriel Crouch, director

Monday, December 7, 2009, 5:00 p.m. Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church

Greencastle, Indiana

Part I. Christmas in the Ukraine

"Carol of the Bells" ..... ad. Peter Wilhousky

Reading: "Christmas in Ukraine"; read by Katherine Walker

"Szczo to za Predywo" ..... trad., arr. Barwinski

  • Shani Wahrman and Carly La Forest, soprano
  • Lyndsay Moy, alto
  • Martin Hughes, tenor
  • Carl Frank, bass

Part II. The Bleak Midwinter


"Now Winter Nights Enlarge" by Thomas Campion; read by Michael Gabriel Padilla

"Winter: A Dirge" by Robert Burns; read by Adam Gilbert

"Hiver, vous n'estes qu'un villain" ..... Claude Debussy

"In the Bleak Midwinter" ..... Gustav Holst

  • Soloist: Rebecca Janvrin, soprano

Part III. Christmas Cantata

Reading: "Eulogy for Daniel Pinkham" by Carl Scovel; read by Allison Taylor

"Christmas Cantata (Sinfonia Sacra)" ..... Daniel Pinkham
i. Quem Vidistis Pastores
ii. O Magnum Mysterium
iii. Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Reading: From "Holidays on Ice", by David Sedaris; read by Mackenzie Travers

"A Spotless Rose" ..... Herbert Howells

  • Soloist: Carl Frank, baritone

Part IV. Poems on the Arctic Beaches - words by Rudyard Kipling

"The Seal's Lullaby" ..... Eric Whitacre

  • DePauw Women's Choir

Reading: "The Beaches of Lukannon" by Rudyard Kipling; read by Nicholas Pearson

Part V. Pleasures of the Dance

Reading: A scene from "Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme" by Molière; performed by Martin Hughes, Cameron Gindap, Jared Norman and Duane Skoog

"Tomorrow Shall be my Dancing Day" ..... John Gardner

"Rotala" ..... Juris Karlsons

Part VI. The Age of Innocence

Reading: Virginia O'Hanlon's Letter to the New York Sun, September 21st, 1897; read by Lauren Clark

Chorale: "O Jesulein Süß!" ..... Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Shie Kantor, soprano
  • Andrea Spencer, alto
  • Patrick Meyer, tenor
  • Bradley King, bass

Part VII. Christmas Oratorio

Reading: "Christmas Oratorio" by W.H. Auden; read by Professor Susan Anthony

From Christmas Oratorio ..... Johann Sebastian Bach

"Jauchzet! Frohlocket!"