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Vashon Island Chorale- Carols & Cantatas

December 2 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

 

It’s time to celebrate Christmas! And this year, you can even chime in for some sing-along carols. We’ll sing a few other favorite carols in arrangements by the great English conductor, Sir David Willcocks.

You can also hear a cantata by the Virginia-based composer William Averitt. This work, "Away to the Skies", is based on the at times raucous early nineteenth-century American shape-note hymns.

A highlight of the concert is a rare performance of "A Christmas Cantata" by the mid-twentieth-century Swiss composer, Arthur Honegger. He begins with a musical depiction of humankind’s despair, written during the Second World War. Angelic voices of children announce Christ’s birth, joining the full chorus for a joyous jumble of carols sung in turn and even at the same time. Honegger provides a confident declaration of hope and joy amid a world of troubles. A children’s chorus, full concert organ, and 31-person orchestra join the Vashon Island Chorale on stage for a rousing evening of Christmas joy.

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Details

Date:
December 2
Time:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Venue

Vashon Center for the Arts: Katherine L White Hall
19600 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA 98070 United States
Phone:
206-463-5131
Website:
http://www.vashoncenterforthearts.org