Concert Program -Winter 2007
Carol Andrews

chorale newsletter 11-13-2007 
                                                                                                                                         Special Issue, Winter 2007


SOLOISTS TO ADD LIGHTHEARTED SOUNDS TO CONCERT

Three vocal soloists have been chosen to add a special touch of merry music to the Village Chorale annual winter concert balancing the program of selections by the Masters and the selections of African, Hebrew, and Yiddish languages to be performed at the “Together for the Holidays” concert in Clubhouse 3 on December 15th.

Soloists Shirley Behar, Al Gross and Del Matonic were chosen from several candidates to have a place in the program. Shirley joined the Chorale in 2006 with an 18 year history of Choral and Solo singing and has a degree as a piano teacher. Alvin Gross is new to the Chorale this semester and is fairly recent to choral and solo singing. A Chorale member since January 2005, Del was interested in music since a child and has sung choral music seriously for 20 years.

A team of Saddleback College Applied Voice Students: Rhea D’Aliesio, Ben Rosan, and Karen Vanderbroek was on hand to serve with Director H. Doug Custance as Jury for the selections.

Under the baton of Mr. Custance and with the assistance of Juanita Tsu at the piano Chorale members are enjoying a busy schedule of rehearsing and ticket selling in preparation for their concert. Rehearsals continue every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. in Clubhouse 3 as a class offered each semester through the Emeritus Institute program of Saddleback College.

Tickets may be purchased from any of the 80 chorale members at $6.00 but the price will increase to a $7.00 purchase closer to the event. Call 454-0553 for ticket information.
 


Concert Program :  CH-3, 12-15-07(Sat) 7:30PM

The Very Best Time of Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Rutter
                                                        Chorale, Oboe, Flute
Pavane for a Silent Night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maurice Ravel
                                                         Chorale, Oboe
Betelehemu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Crutchfield 
                          Trio: Maurice Rouleau, Joyce Nanchy, and Pat Cardinale
Dormi, Dormi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mary Goetze
                                                             :Women’s Chorus
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hugh Martin & Ralph Blaine
                                                             Soloist: Alvin Gross
By the Fireside (Oifn Pripitchuk) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Warshavsky
                                                                Chorale, Violin
Tollite Hostias. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Camille Saint-Saëns
                                                                Men’s Chorus
Still, Still, Still” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mack Wilberg
                                           Piano Duet: Juanita Tsu & Jeanne Fleming
I’ll Be Home for Christmas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walter Kent
                                                              Soloist: Del Matonic

Santa Baby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joan Javits
                                                    Recording Artist: Ashley 1st

Christmas Carol Sing-a-long
                                                    Chorale & Audience

Intermission

Holiday Celebrations (Hanukkah, Kwanzaa & Christmas) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jerry Estes
                                                                            Chorale, Percussion
Glory to God in the Highest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G. B. Pergolesi

Laudamus Te. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antonio Vivaldi

O Be Joyful . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franz Schubert
                                                           Men’s Chorus
Alleluja. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
                                                        Women’s Chorus
It’s a Long Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Original Composition by Ralph Chicorel
                                                Soloist: Shirley Behar
In the Bleak Midwinter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gustav Holst

Shalom Chaverim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick M. Liebergen
                                                         Chorale, Percussion
Deo Gracias. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Britten

Joy to the World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .G. F. Handel
                                                   Entire Ensemble & Audience