Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
HANDEL: Organ Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 5
J. S. BACH: Cantata No. 191, Gloria in excelsis Deo
FRY: My Dancing Day, On Christmas Night
PRAETORIUS arr. NAUGHTIN: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
arr. NAUGHTIN: Christmas Angels Sing-Along
HANDEL: “Hallelujah Chorus” (from Messiah)
Central Illinois Youth Chorus, Andrea Solya, Director
University of Illinois Chamber Singers, Andrew Megill, Conductor
Stephen Alltop, Conductor and chamber organ
Nathan Sawyer, Assistant Conductor
CUSO’s joyous welcome to the holidays presents a delightful mix of traditional and contemporary music for the whole family to enjoy. The University of Illinois Chamber Singers will join CUSO to perform Bach’s resplendent Cantata No. 191, Gloria in excelsis Deo. The program also features a sparkling organ concerto of Handel and the beautiful voices of the Central Illinois Youth Chorus in songs of the season. The finale will make spirits bright as Maestro Alltop leads a sing-along of favorite carols and the “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Concert tickets go on sale September 28 and must be ordered online through Krannert Center’s ticket office. Purchase tickets here.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols:
At this time, neither masking nor proof of vaccination or a negative test are required to attend performances at Krannert Center. Changes would take place if and when appropriate and would be posted on the Krannert Center website, accessed here.