Joy of Christmas Concerts

December 15, 2018 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
National Cathedral
3101 Wisconsin St
Baytown, TX 77520

The Cathedral Choral Society will celebrate the season with its
annual Joy of Christmas concerts at the Washington National Cathedral. There will be
three performances: Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 and 7:00 pm and Sunday,
December 16 at 4:00 pm. The chorus, led by Music Director Steven Fox, will be joined
by Seraph Brass and The Madrigal Singers from National Cathedral School and St.
Albans School.
A well-loved holiday tradition, this is the 42 nd year the organization has been presenting
these Christmas concerts. The program will include beloved Christmas choral music and
festive sing-alongs. Program highlights include Once in Royal David's City (arr.
Willcocks), Riu, Riu, Chiu (Traditional), Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree (Poston), Ave Maria
(Rachmaninoff), On Christmas Night (arr. Ledger), Hymn to the Mother of God (Britten),
The Blessed Son of God (Vaughan Williams), Mary Had a Baby (arr. Dawson), Welcome
All Wonders (Dirksen), Lo, How a Rose Ere Blooming, and Hark the Herald Angels Sing.
A special feature of the program will be a premiere of a new work by popular composer
Paul Moravec, commissioned by the Cathedral Choral Society.
The concert marks the conducting debut of Cathedral Choral Society’s new Music
Director Steven Fox. In addition to his new role as Music Director, Steven Fox is also
the Artistic Director of The Clarion Orchestra and The Clarion Choir, and Founder of
Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg. A 2017 GRAMMY® nominee, he has appeared as a
guest conductor with many renowned ensembles including Philharmonia Baroque
Orchestra in San Francisco, Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, Juilliard415 at Lincoln
Center, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, l'Opéra
de Québec, Music of the Baroque in Chicago, and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.


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