Concert Notes

Program notes, venue directions, and texts and translations for Mozart&Handel, November 9, 8pm at St. Cecilia Church.

H+H Youth Chorus Program Notes.jpgA Boston Christmas

Concert Notes

Friday, December 20 • 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 4:00 p.m.

Old South Church
645 Boylston St., Boston

GETTING THERE >

 

Justin Thomas Blackwell, organ

Robert Schulz, percussion

Back Bay Chorale

Majestic Brass
 Quintet
Handel and Haydn Society Youth Chorus of Sopranos and Altos

Alyson Greer Espinosa, conductor

Katherine Chan  conducting

Majestic Brass Program Notes1.jpgProcession: Hodie
 (from A Ceremony of Carols), Benjamin Britten (1913–1976)

Carol: O come, all ye faithful, arr. David Willcocks (1919–2015)



THE PROGRAM


I
O Radiant Dawn
, James MacMillan (b. 1959)

In the bleak midwinter, Harold Darke (1888–1976)

My Lord has come, Will Todd (b. 1970)



II

The Lamb, Kim André Arnesen (b. 1980)

Lully, lulla, lullay, Philip W.J. Stopford (b. 1977)

Carol: Ding, dong, merrily on high, arr. Charles Wood (1866–1926)



III

Handel and Haydn Society Youth Chorus of Sopranos and Altos

Alyson Greer Espinosa, conductor

Michael Becker, collaborative pianist



The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
 - Traditional Trinidadian Carol, arr. Stephen Hatfield (b. 1956)

Ave Regina coelorum, Giovanni Legrenzi (1626–1690)

Bogoroditse Devo (Ave Maria), Sergei Rachmaninov (1873–1943), 
arr. Lucyanne Gordon

Snowforms, R. Murray Schafer (b. 1933)

I'll Fly Away, arr. Craig Courtney (b. 1954)



IV

Bridges: Our Music in the Community



V
What sweeter music, Hywel Davies (b. 1979)

Silent Night, Stephen Paulus (1949–2014)

Carol: Hark! the herald-angels sing, arr. Julian Wachner (b. 1969)

Hope for Resolution, arr. Paul Caldwell and Sean Ivory

Hallelujah! (from Messiah), G. F. Handel (1685–1759)












 


GETTING THERE

(Information provided by Old South Church)

Old South Church in Boston
645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

By Car
From the North via I-93: Take I-93 south to Exit #26 for Storrow Drive/North Station. At the bottom of the ramp, keep left for Storrow Drive. From Storrow, take the exit for Copley Square/Back Bay. Turn right onto Beacon Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Exeter Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Boylston Street. Old South is at the end of the block, on the left.

From the South via I-93:Take I-93 north to Exit #18 for Mass. Ave./Roxbury. Turn left onto the Mass. Ave. Connector, then turn right (north) onto Mass. Ave. Continue on Mass. Ave. for a little over a mile, then turn right onto Boylston Street. Old South is 5 blocks down, on the left, at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets.

From the West via the Mass. Turnpike (I-90):Take the Mass. Pike east to Exit #22 for Prudential/Copley. Bear right in the exit ramp, following signs for Copley Square. Take the first left onto Dartmouth Street, and continue two blocks to Boylston Street. Old South is on the left.

From the West via Storrow Drive:Take Storrow east to the Fenway exit, following signs for Boylston Street Inbound. Once you cross Mass. Ave., Old South is 5 blocks down, on the left, at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets.

From the East via Storrow Drive:Take Storrow west to the exit for Copley Square/Back Bay. Turn right onto Beacon Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Exeter Street. After 4 blocks, turn left on Boylston Street. Old South is at the end of the block, on the left.

Neaby parking garages includeGarage@100 Clarendon (behind Back Bay Station) and the Prudential Garage.

Public Transportation
Old South Church is located at the Copley T station (Green Line, all trains). It is also a short walk from Back Bay Station (Orange Line) (from the station, walk two blocks north on Dartmouth Street, towards Copley Square).

Bus routes 9, 10, 39, and 55 also stop in Copley Square. Use the MBTA’s Trip Planner for specific routes and times.