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Holiday Choral Concert

Thursday, November 29, 2012
  8–9:30 p.m.

Location: Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166
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Category: Concert



Holiday Choral Concert  

UCR Chamber Singers, conducted by Ruth Charloff
UCR Choral Society, conducted by G. Edward Bruner

This annual concert offers Nativity songs and two vivid choral Masses.  The expressive Mass for Four Voices by Renaissance master William Byrd, whose music was caught between his private Catholicism and public Protestantism amid the dangerous religious politics of Elizabethan England, shares the program with Joseph Haydn’s beloved Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, also known as the Little Organ Mass. Haydn composed his Mass in honor of St. John of Cuidad, the 15th-century Portuguese monk who founded the Brothers of Mercy, an order known for its medical skill and its belief in the healing power of music. In honor of St. John’s Portuguese roots, the Choral Society will also perform music by the great Portuguese Baroque composer José António Carlos de Seixas.  Also on the program is Nativity music for chorus by Vaughan Williams, Hassler, Praetorius, and UCR composers Donald Johns and Abraham Fabella.

Guest artists include:
Susan Judy, soprano    Christen Herman, alto    Sean McDermott, tenor    Norman Goss, bass
Frances Moore, violin    Gregory Maldonado, violin    Gail Sharpsteen, cello
Abraham Fabella, organ

TICKETS: (951) 827-4331
Advance Tickets: available at the University Theatre Fine Arts Ticket Office,
Monday-Friday 10am-3 pm
Walk-Up Tickets: available at the ARTS Building Ticket Office one hour before
each performance.
Ticketmaster: (213) 480-3232, (714) 740-2000,

Events are subject to change without notice.
No Reserve Seating: Seating in some venues is limited, so arrive early for best seats.
Events begin promptly at the announced curtain time.
Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate pause in the program as designated by the management.
Please order carefully. No exchanges or refunds will be made, except in the event a performance is canceled.
Events are subject to change without notice.
Regardless of age, all patrons must have a ticket. Infants on laps are not permitted.

Parking: $5 in Lot 1 (No fee with UC permit)

Open to: General Public
Admission: Entry Charge: $10 General. $8 Students, senior citizens $6 children 12 or younger. Show your UCR Alumni card to receive the student price.
Sponsor: Music Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245