Welcome Christmas! 2003
December 16, 7 pm and December 22, 8 pm CT
Welcome Christmas! Carol Contest 2003 winners
Every Christmas season, Vocal Essence and The American Composers Forum sponsor a competition for composers to write new carols. The winning entries are premiered in the annual Welcome Christmas! concert.
Thomas Fielding's carol, "Behold the Dark and Bitter Night," is a setting of his own text and is scored for chorus accompanied by solo harp.
Alan Higbee's carol, "In the Bleak Midwinter" is a setting of a poem by Christina Rossetti, accompanied by solo oboe.
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Benjamin Britten: A Ceremony of Carols: Wolcum Yole!
Rutland Boughton: The Holly and the Ivy
Peter Cornelius: Christmas Song
Bob Chilcott: The Shepherd's Carol
Jonathan Dove: The Three Kings
Ian Kellam: Make We Merry
Franz Biebl: Ave Maria
Alice Tegner: Betlehems stjärna
John Phillips: Allons ouïr, sur nos têtes
Joan Griffith: Sweet Noël
Brian Holmes: The Shepherd and the King
Paul Lohman: Angels Heard on High (sic)
Mary Lynn Place: Badarak Brightest and Best
Dan Kantor: Night of Silence
Lowell Mason: Joy to the World
Naji Hakim: Ding Dong! Merrily on High