The choir’s first major performance of its 40th Anniversary Season will be its Christmas concert in the Cathedral of the Madeleine (a tradition begun in 1984). The concert runs Friday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 8 at 8:00 PM. The program will feature the music of Bach, Palestrina and other early masters—as well as familiar and lesser-known carols from many lands—including “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” “While by My Sheep” and “Angels o’er the Fields”—as well as “One Starry Night” by Robert Leaf, and “Little One, Blessed One” by the director, Ralph Woodward. The evening will conclude with children’s choir, choir alumni and audience joining in several carol favorites. Accompaniment will be provided by harpist Lysa Rytting and organist, Ken Udy.
Admission is open to all over six years of age at no charge. However, there is a suggested donation of $10 for those able to contribute.