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Songs of the Season

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.

in Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

BREINER: Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Christmas Goes Baroque)
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
GOUNOD and BACH: Ave Maria
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
Katelyn Lee, soprano
Joe Shadday, tenor
Stephen Alltop, Conductor and chamber organ
Andrew Megill, Guest Conductor
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.”

$40 standard/$36 senior/$10 youth, student of any age

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.