December 16-17: The Providence Singers and artistic director Andrew Clark present Joyful Gifts – concerts in Providence and Bristol, celebrating the wonder and warmth of the holiday season. This year’s blend of classics, carols and festive new music includes:
• classics by Handel, Lauridsen and Rutter
• selections from Poulenc’s Gloria – a preview of the Singers’ April appearance with the RI Philharmonic
• the Rhode Island première of Dan Locklair’s joyous Christmas cantata, En Natus Est Emmanuel
• fresh takes on holiday favorites and “chestnuts”
• and a special Hallelujah singalong!
Guest performers include the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus, led by Christine Noel, and award-winning organist Andrew Galuska. The concert will be presented on Saturday, December 16 at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Providence, and on Sunday, December 17 at St. Mary’s Church in Bristol.
The Providence Singers: Joyful Gifts
December 16, 7:30 pm, Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul, 30 Fenner St., Providence
December 17, 3:00 pm, St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood St., Bristol
Celebrate with the season’s best classics, carols, festive new music, and a special Hallelujah singalong!
Andrew Clark, conductor; with the Rhode Island Children’s Chorus, Christine Noel, music director, and Andrew Galuska, organist.
Tickets: $24 adults, $5 students; discounts for seniors, WGBH/WSBE, advance purchases, groups of six or more. Available at http://www.ArtTixRI.com or 401.621.6123.
The Providence Singers celebrates the choral art through concerts of masterworks and contemporary works, new music commissions, education programs, and creative collaborations.
Established in 1971, the Providence Singers is a leading choral performance and education organization serving southern New England. the 100-voice, annually auditioned chorus presents a four-concert season, performs with professional orchestras and ensembles, and commissions new works to celebrate and advance the choral tradition. The Providence Singers offers intensive choral education programs for 4th-12th grade students, in partnership with The Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic.