A run through of most of the pieces for the December Concert. Sing alongs and the like. Some are interesting renditions of old favourites plus a new 15 part piece ‘A Capella Christmas Cantata’ by Larry Nickel.
We began the rehearsal with the set of Five Christmas Carols – to be a sing along with the audience about mid way through the the concert. These are arranged by Derek Holman:
- Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- Deck The Halls
We then sang the Elmer Iseler version of We Wish You A Merry Christmas.
Next up was a version of the Huron Carol arranged by Robin John King, followed by Love Came Down At Christmas by Derek Healey, Nativity by Brendan Lord of Alberta Choral Federation Fame. Next was the Leonard Enns version of I Wonder As I Wander, followed by Healey Willans Hodie, Christus natus est.
Then we hit what I was calling Das Book – the Nickel Cantata.