Philomusica Concert Choir's December Concerts "Gloria!"
The program will include Francis Poulenc's gorgeous "Gloria", and a variety of other seasonal music, from the Renaissnace to the modenr era. Guest soprano soloist Mary Thorne will join the choir for the Poulenc.
The program features Francis Poulenc’s gorgeous "Gloria" with Mary Thorne, guest soprano soloist. Other selections include "Gaudete", Pier Cantiones; "Away in a Manger"; "Some Children See Him" by Wihla Hutson and Alfred Burt ; "A Boy was Born" by Benjamin Britten; "What Sweeter Music" and "Jesus Child" by John Rutter; "Bethlehem Down" by Peter Warlock; "There is no Rose" by Stephen Caracciolo; "Ave Maria" by Robin Escovado; "Ecce Concipies" by Jacob Handl; "All This Time" by William Walton; and "The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy", West Indian spiritual. The program concludes with familiar carols with audience participation.