Monday, December 11, 2006

The Sounds of Winter

The title of this years winter concert with the Galveston College Choir was the Sounds of Winter.

The concert opened with the Island Steel Drum Band.

* Coral Reef Song - Brad Shores
* Island Echo - Brad Shores
* Winter Wonderland arranged by Eric D. Sharp
    (I wanted to arrange a Christmas carol with a reggae sound).

* Silent Night arranged by Eric D. Sharp
* Light Footin' - Brad Shores

The concert then continued with the choir.

* Hodie - Healey Willan

Then 3 pieces about the wind.
* Gently the Wind is Blowing - W.A. Mozart
* Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind - John Rutter
* The Chill in the Air - Eric D. Sharp

* Choose Something Like a Star - Randall Thompson
* Crescent Noon - Richard Carpenter
* Christmas Day - Gustav Holst

Then an audience sing along with Christmas carols.

After intermission:
* Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
* How Excellent is Thy Name - Audrey Snyder
* Ave Maria - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
* The Gift Carol - arr. by Lloyd and Debby Pfautsch
* Have Netze Bemachol - arr. by Hawley Ades
* Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John
* Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi, arr. by David Pugh
* The Christmas Song - Mel Torme, arr. by Ad Lojeski
* Fantasy on Five Christmas Carols - arr. by Mark Hayes

I had received a lot of compliments from the choir and the audience on the selection of music I chose for this concert. There were also over 100 people at this concert which is the largest audience I have had since I came here about 2 1/2 years ago.

Posted by Eric at December 11, 2006 10:46 PM