A Boston Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 4:00 PM

Old South Church, Boston

Majestic Brass Ensemble
Robert Schulz, percussion
Justin T. Blackwell: Organ


About the Concert

Scott Allen Jarrett conducts this beloved Chorale tradition in Copley Square’s beautiful Old South Church. The Chorale performs works that span the centuries and invites the audience to join them singing beloved carols of the season in an evening celebrating the joy, mystery, and glory of the holidays.

This is always a sell-out concert – purchase your tickets now to make sure you have a spot!


O come, O come, Emmanuel arr. Alice Parker (b. 1925) and
Robert Shaw (1916–1999)
Carol: O come, all ye faithful arr. David Willcocks (1919–2015)

Hail! gladdening Light Charles Wood (1866–1926)
O magnum mysterium Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548–1611)
O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf, op. 74, no. 2 Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)

Carol: It came upon the midnight clear arr. Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)
Bogoroditse Devo Arvo Pärt (b. 1935)
Sanctus Jan Sandström (b. 1954)
Ave, maris stella Edvard Grieg (1843–1907)

Carol: Angels we have heard on high arr. Julian Wachner (b. 1969)
Two Christmas Anthems William Billings (1746–1800)
Slava v vishnih Bogu (from the All-Night Vigil) Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)
A Lullaby/Away in a manger arr. Thomas Bold (b. 1972)

Carol of the Stranger Abbie Betinis (b. 1980)
BRIDGES: Our Music in the Community
I Started out Singing Jocelyn Hagen (b. 1980)


O Holy Night arr. Dudley Buck (1839–1909)
Weihnachten, op. 79, no. 1 Felix Mendelssohn (1809–1847)
Carol: Hark! the herald-angels sing arr. Willcocks
Hallelujah! (from Messiah) G. F. Handel (1685–1759)


09nov8:00 pm10:00 pmMOZART: Coronation Mass | HANDEL: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day8pm | St. Cecilia's Church, Back Bay, Boston.


20dec8:00 pm10:00 pmA Boston Christmas8 pm | Old South Church, Boston

21dec4:00 pm5:30 pmA Boston Christmas4pm | Old South Church, Boston


07mar8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Golden Age of Brass8pm | Emmanuel Church, Boston


08may8:00 pm10:00 pmMENDELSSOHN: Elijah8pm | Sanders Theatre, Camb