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JS Bach - Magnificat in D   BWV 243                

John Rutter Songs

                Angels’ Carol     

                *Deck the Hall    

                We Wish You a Merry Christmas   

                The Very Best Time of Year

                *Joy to the World                                              

                Huron Carol     

                Christmas Lullaby                        

                How Great Our Joy                     


*Silent Night (Sille Nacht)                                      F. Gruber
Ring, Christmas Bells (Ukrainian Carol)              M.Leontovich
O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel)                           A. Adam

*Audience invited to join as directed                                    


O Vos Omnes                             Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613)
Il bianco e dolce cigno               Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568)
Sure on this shining night             Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
  In Windsor Forest                    Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

 1.The Conspiracy   2. Drinking Song 3. Falstaff and the Fairies

 Sing Me to Heaven                             D. E. Gawthrop (b. 1949)
 Laudate Dominum K. 339               W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

 Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227             J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Happiness                                                      J. Rose (b. 1972)                 


Bogoroditse Djevo............................. Arvo Pärt
Ave Maria........................................Javier Busto
Rosa Mystica....................Chrysogonus Waddell
Et in terra pax..................................John Purifoy
Gloria...............................................Bob Chilcott                                  I. Gloria in excelsis Dei                                                                      

II. Domine Daus                                                                                

III. Qui tollis peccata mundi                                                              

IV. Quoniam tu solus sanctus                                                                           


Villagers All.................................Dwight Bigler
Glow..............................................Eric Whitacre
Christmas Night..................Kim Andre Arnesen
Light One Candle.....PPM, Arr., Robert Cormier
Still, Still, Still.................Arr. Matthew Culloton
O Holy Night.............................. Adolphe Adam
Here Comes the Light..........................John Yane


Fauré: Requiem


Charpentier: Te Deum in D (H146)

Trotta: A Prayer of Peace
Trotta: Behold, How Good
Gastoldi: “Christ Is Born,” the Choirs Are Singing
Gastoldi: In Thee Is Gladness
Gastoldi: O Hear the Joyful Singing
Washburn: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Washburn: Ave Maria
Washburn: Lamb of God
Washburn: Dona Nobis Pacem
Calkin/O’Connell: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day (Longfellow)
Snyder: Snow (Longfellow)
Houston: Stars I Shall Find (Teasdale)
Dake: I Come with Joy
Carnahan: Yonder Come Day (Georgia Sea Islands)
Carnahan: Hark! I Hear the Harps Resounding (Southern Harmony)
Courtney: A Musicological Journey Through the 12 Days of Christmas


Spring 2016—Acadia Sings! (celebrating the Acadia National Park Centennial)

Cooman: Mornings (text by Henry David Thoreau)

Bartholomew: Stoke Fleming
Bartholomen: Song of the Mountains (text by John Muir)

Two poems of Longfellow
Gardner: The Tide Rises
Gilpin: And the Night Shall Be Filled with Music

G. Emlen: Song of Acadia (commissioned by the Acadia Choral Society)

Two poems of Wendell Berry—
Szymko: The Peace of Wild Things
Wyers: I Go Among Trees

Houston: Big Sky
Houston: Emerald Stream

Parks: Men o’ the Sea
Bailey & Mayo: Song of the Loons
Fine: The Lobster Quadrille

Brunner: Earthsongs

  1. The World Is Full of Poetry
  2. In Safety and Bliss
  3. We Join with the Earth

Winter 2015—Saints and Angels of Christmas

Chilcott: The Beatitudes

J. Willcocks: Gloria

  1. Gloria in excelsis Deo
  2. Domine Deus
  3. Quoniam tu solus sanctus

J. Willcocks: Angel Carol
J. Willcocks: We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Anglea: Angels We Have Heard on High

Mozart: Regina Coeli

DeCesare: Great St. Joseph, Son of David
Harmon: Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine

Brandon: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Spring 2015—Songs for the Silver Screen

Morley: Now is the month of Maying (Beaches)
Byrd: Cibavit eos (Elizabeth)
Doyle: Non nobis, Domine (Henry V)

Parry: Jerusalem (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Chariots of Fire)

Mendelssohn: Lift Thine Eyes (Mona Lisa Smile)

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem (Love Lessons)

I. Selig sind
IV. Wie lieblich

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626

I. Requiem aeternam…Kyrie (Elizabeth)
II. Dies irae (X-Men 2, Duplex, Incredible True Story of Two Girls in Love)

Mozart: Ave verum (Lorenzo’s Oil)

Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine (Babe)

Fauré: In paradisum (Legend of Bagger Vance, Copycat, The Lost Son, The Thin Red Line)
Barber: Adagio for Strings

Handel: See the conquering hero comes! (Out of Africa)
Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (The Ladies Man, The Night They Raided Minsky’s, Only You, The Right Stuff, Scrooged)

Winter 2014—Heaven Comes Down to Earth

G. Martin: Heaven on Earth

Bailey: Before the Paling of the Stars
Bailey: Lullalay, Thou Little Tiny Child
Bailey: I Saw Three Ships

Mendelssohn: Vom Himmel hoch

G. Walker: And Joyful Be

Adam: O Holy Night

Fettke: Heaven to Earth
Moore: Born, Born in Bethlehem
Gilpin: Dance, Love, Sing, Live!
Lantz: Heaven Gonna Touch the Earth

Kern: Angels in Seven

Spring 2014—Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Start of World War I

Haydn: Mass in Time of War

Rutter: Lord, Make Me an Instrument

Brinsmead: Trees
Ayres: To an Athlete
Daley: In Flanders Fields

Bogle: The Green Fields of France
Bogle: And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Murray: Madame Jeanette (lyrics by Edward Lockton)

Beck: Everyone Sang (poem by Siegfried Sassoon)

Winter 2013—A Celebration of International Carols

Leavitt: A Christmas Garland

Rutter: Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Burkhardt: Three Carols from Poland

Gilpin: He Is Born with Pat-a-pan
Rutter: Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Schultz: Noel Nouvelet

Liebergen: Carol of the Bells
Snyder: Carol of the Russian Children
Snyder: Kalinka

Kern: Vamos Todos a Belen
Eddleman: A la Nanita Nana
Albrecht: A la Puerta del Cielo

Hontiveros: Halina Hesus
Hontiveros: Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit

Thomas: The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
Hairston/Raney: Calypso Lullaby

Liebergen: African Noel
Albrecht: An African Celebration

Rutter: I Wonder As I Wander
G. Martin: Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
Schrader: Go Tell It!

Silent Night (with American Sign Language

Spring 2013

Cherubini: Requiem in C minor

Beethoven: Elegischer Gesang
Beethoven: Meeresstille und Glueckliche Fahrt

Winter 2012—"Welcome Yule!"

Gastoldi: Deck the Hall with Gladness
Gibbons: Behold, I Bring You Glad Tidings
Morley: Lirum, Lirum

TeHennepe: I Sing of Maiden
TeHennepe: Adam Lay Ybounden
TeHennepe: Lullay My Liking

Gibbons: Fantasia No. 1
Corelli: Pastorale (Concerto Grosso No. 8)

Ebel-Sabo: Wind on the Hill
Ebel-Sabo: Winter Wind

Eddleman: A Christmas Greeting
Rentz: Fa La La Fantasy

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols

Spring 2012—A Celebration of Americana

Johengen: Skyborn Music
Cobb: Terminus
Bolcom: May-Day

Johnson: Love Unfolds

The Amulet
Where Way Is None
Thine Eyes Still Shined for Me

R. Dvorak: A Different Drummer
Gilpin: Live Your Dream

Copland: Old American Songs

Winter 2011—As the Prophets Foretold

Manz: E’en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come

Praetorius: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
Beck: Every Valley
Rudolph: The Dream Isaiah Saw

Lauridsen: Ave Maria
Martin: My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord

Praetorius: Psallite
Rutter: Angels’ Carol
Martin: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

Lauridsen: O magnum mysterium
Rutter: Christmas Lullaby

Chilcott: The Shepherd’s Carol
Rutter: Shepherds’ Pipe Carol

Mendelssohn: There Shall a Star Come Out of Jacob
Rutter: Star Carol

Handel: Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)

Spring 2011—If Music Be the Food of Love, Sing On

Dickau: If Music Be the Food of Love
Dickau: I Am Not Yours
Dickau: I Love My Love

Whitacre: Five Hebrew Love Songs

Charles/Seelig: When I Have Sung My Songs to You

Stroope: i carry your heart with me
Stroope: Amor de Mi Alma
Stroope: Omnia Sol

Walker: Love—By the Water

Winter 2010—Rejoice!

Selections from The New Three Log Night Songbook

Wexford Carol
Shepherds, Arise
Quem pastores
The Lord at First Did Adam Make
Time to Remember the Poor
Drive the Cold Winter Away

Durante: Magnificat in Bb Major

Walker: Rejoice!

What Child Is This?
Love Came Down at Christmas
Good Christian Friends Rejoice!

Walker: Appalachian Carols

Wondrous Love
Cherry Tree Carol
Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
Go Tell It on the Mountain

Spring 2010

J. Willcocks: Lord, Make Me an Instrument
J. Willcocks: From Darkness to Light (A Requiem of Hope)

A. MacGillivray:Song for Peace
A. MacGillivray: Away from the Roll of the Sea
A. MacGillivray: Song for the Mira

Rutter: The Lord Is My Shepherd
Rutter: To Everything There Is a Season
Rutter: Distant Land

Winter 2009

de Victoria: O magnum mysterium

Haydn: Missa Sancti Nicolai (“Nikolaimesse” HXXII:6)

Thompson: Four selections from Frostiana:
The Road Not Taken
Come In
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Choose Something Like a Star

Gustav Holst: Christmas Day

Spring 2009

Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232

Paulus: Each Day
Paulus: Afternoon on a Hill
Paulus: The Day Is Done
Paulus: Pilgrim’s Hymn (from The Three Hermits)

Ireland: Greater Love Hath No Man
Ireland: Te Deum in F Major
Ireland: Jubilate Deo

Winter 2008

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Barber: Twelfth Night
Barber: Must the winter come so soon (Vanessa)
Barber: Heaven-Haven (A Nun Takes the Veil)
Barber: Sure on This Shining Night

E la Don Don Verges Maria
Dadme Albricias Hijos d'Eva
Praetorius: En natus est Emanuel
Nelhybel: Estampie Natalis

Selections by Paul Ayres

So Hallow'd and So Gracious Is the Time
Entre le Boeuf et l'Ane Gris
Still, Still, Still
I Saw Three Ships
It Came upon the Midnight Clear
Good King Wenceslas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Spring 2008

Vivaldi: Gloria

Helvey: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
Helvey: There Is a Balm in Gilead
Helvey: Glory, Glory Hallelujah!

Poems of Langston Hughes—
Thomas: I Dream a World
Dilworth: The Dream Keeper
Dilworth: Dreams

Copeland: Simple Gifts
Copeland: At the River
Copeland: The Promise of Living
(The Tender Land)

Bernstein: Make Our Garden Grow (Candide)

Winter 2007

Saint-Saens: Christmas Oratorio

Debussy: Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans

Spitzer: Eytz Chayim
Steinberg: Shalom Rav
Janowski: Sim Shalom

Longfellow Tribute—
Elgar: As Torrents in Summer
Shaw: The Tide Rises
Gawthrop: My Cathedral
Kaufmann: Snow-Flakes
Gawthrop: Night
Gilpin: And the Night Shall Be Filled with Music
Hansen: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Spring 2007

Purcell: Excerpts from Dido and Aeneas

Three Songs by Gena Branscombe—
Auld Doctor Ma'Ginn
How Do I Love Thee
Ah, Love, I Shall Find Thee

Three Songs by Amy Marcy Beach—
Far Awa'
I send my heart up to thee!
Juni (June)

Offenbach: Duet from Tales of Hoffmann

Stephen Chatman: Nature Songs (commissioned by the Acadia Choral Society)

Winter 2006

Three Carols by Stephen Chatman—
Voices in the Mist
Shepherds Rejoice
A Cradle Song

Ding dong! Merrily on high
Ballet: Lute-book Lullaby
Darke: In the bleak midwinter

The First Nowell (arr. Willcocks)

Scheidt: A child is born in Bethlehem

There is no rose
Goss: See amid the winter's snow
I saw a maiden
Good King Wenceslas
Still, still, still (arr. Ledger)
Mathias: Sir Christemas

Spring 2006

Music of Maurice Durufle—
Mass "Cum jubilo"
Motet "Tota pulchra es," Op. 10
Notre Pere, Op. 14
Requiem, Op. 9

Winter 2005

Billings: Shepherd's Carol
The Coventry Carol (arr. R. Rossi)
S. Rossi: Al Naharot Bavel
Praetorius: Lo, How a Rose
Buxtehude: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme

Eden Ensemble—
For C.W.B.
Young and Old
A Merry Note
A Wintry Sonnet

Songs of Stephen Chatman—
As I Lay upon a Night
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

Shaker Songs—
Holy Habitation
Christmas Greeting
Sanctum te
Simple Gifts
Joyful Praises

Wallace: Boy at the Window

Rossini: Cum Sancto Spiritu

Winter 2004

C.T. Pachelbel: Magnificat

Byrd: Magnum mysterium
Byrd: Deo gratias
Byrd: Lullaby

Charpentier: Christmas Cantata

Noel nouvelet
Gems of day
Ding dong! Merrily on high

Guerrero: Three Christmas Carols

Susa: Three Mystical Carols

Britten: Three Hymns

Spring 2004

Tallis: If Ye Love Me

Faure: In paradisum (Requiem)
Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine

Andiasov: Meditation

Handel: Dettingen Te Deum

Winter 2003

Respighi: Laud to the Nativity

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols

TeHennepe: I Sing of Maiden

Five Spanish Carols—
Ximeno: Ay, Ay Galeguinos
The Son of the Virgin
Twenty-fifth day of December
Verbum caro factum est
Riu, Riu, Chiu

Spring 2003

Music of Morten Lauridsen—
O magnum mysterium
A Winter Come (Six Songs on Poems by Howard Moss)
Where Have the Actors Gone
Lux aeterna

Winter 2002 (with Acadia Handbell Choir*)

Durufle: Four Motets on Gregorian Themes

Buxtehude: Der Herr ist mit mir

Gorecki: Totus tuus

Britten: Jubilate Deo

Early American and English Carols—
*The Holly and the Ivy (arr. Sanders)
Personent hodie
Stepheson: Milford
I Saw three Ships
Brightest and Best
Jolly Old Hawk
Wondrous Love
While Shepherds Watch'd Their Flocks
Oaken Leaves
The Lord of the Dance
Kentucky Wassail
*God Rest Ye Merry (arr. McChesney)

Spring 2002

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor)
Purcell: With drooping wings (Dido and Aeneas)
Rossini: Prayer (Moise)
Tchaikovsky: Chorus of Peasant Girls (Eugene Onegin)
Tchaikovsky: Waltz (Eugene Onegin)
Verdi: Brindisi (La Traviata)
Mozart: Priests’ Chorus (Die Zauberflote)
Wagner: Pilgrims’ Chorus (Tannhauser)
Wagner: Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin)
Mascagni: Easter Hymn (Cavalleria Rusticana)

Winter 2001

A. Gabrieli: Magnificat

Telemann: Laudate Jehovam (Psalm 117)

Jesus the Christ is born (arr. Warrell)
I wonder as I wander (arr. Smith)
Niles: What songs were sung

Rutter: Gloria

Spring 2001 (with Eden Children's Choir)

Carter: Te Deum
Part: Berliner Messe
Charpentier: Te Deum

Winter 2000

Finzi: In terra pax

Stevens: All this night shrill chanticleer

Biebl: Ave Maria

Five Carols by Norman Dello Joio—
The holy infant's lullaby
God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Silent night
O come, all ye faithful
A Christmas carol

TeHennepe: I Sing of Maiden

Carols of Peter Warlock—
What cheer? Good cheer!
Bethlehem Down
Benedicamos Domino
The First Mercy
Where riches is everlastingly
Tyrley, Tyrlow
The Sycamore Tree

Spring 2000

Brahms: Schicksalslied
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Winter 1999 (with Eden Children's Choir*)

Brahms: Marienlieder

Praetorius: Magnificat

*Sweetly the bells are ringing
*O most blessed night
*O thou joyful day

*Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine
Resonet in laudibus
Handl: Resonet in laudibus
Scheidt: Joseph lieber, Joseph mein

Cantional: Gaudete!

Praetorius: Puer natus in Bethlehem

Spring 1999

Lauridsen: Les Chansons des Roses
Honegger: King David

Winter 1998

Motets by Palestrina, G. Gabrieli, Poulenc, Lauridsen, and Spencer

Hodie Christus natus est
Poulenc: O magnum mysterium
Lauridsen: Dirait-on
There is no rose of such virtue

Britten: Ceremony of Carols (excerpts)

Monteverdi: Beatus Vir

Green grows the holly
The Holly & the ivy

Tavener: Song for Athene
Tavener: Lamb, The
Tavener: God is with us

The Twelve days of Christmas

Spring 1998

Handel: Judas Maccabaeus

Winter 1997

O l’heureuse journee
Certon: Chanton Noel

Charpentier: Midnight Mass

Ding, dong! Merrily on high
O come, O come, Emmanuel
Whence is that goodly fragrance flowing?
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
Sing Lullaby

Saint-Saens: Christmas Oratorio

Spring 1997

J. S. Bach: St. John Passion

Spring 1996

Mozart: Requiem

Winter 1996

Bogh predvichniy

Stetsenko: Nova rada stala
Stetsenko: Dnes pyushche
Stetsenko: Nebo i zemlia
Stetsenko: Slava, Slava

Billings: A Virgin unspotted
Read: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
Holden: Hark! The herald angel sing
Holyokee: Joy to the world
Ives: AChristmas Carol
Niles: Carol of the Angels
Fissinger: I saw three ships
Martinson: There is no rose
Masters in this hall
J. Carter: In time of softest snow
Tate:Wassail all over the town
Bennet:What sweeter music
Davies: O little town of Bethlehem
Hadley:I sing of a Maiden

Spring 1995

Verdi: Requiem

Winter 1995

de Victoria: Gloria in excelsis Deo
de Victoria: O magnum mysterium
de Victoria: Ay, Ay Galeguinos

Britten: St. Nicholas

Spring 1994

Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer
Purcell: Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day

Winter 1994

Charpentier: Midnight Mass for Christmas
Poulenc: Gloria

Spring 1993

Haydn: The Creation

Winter 1993

J. S. Bach: Magnificat in D
Pinkham: Christmas Cantata
aughan Williams: The First Nowell

Winter 1992

Handl: Omnes de Saba venient
Huxley: Of a rose
Jesus, Jesus, Rest your Head

Schutz: The Birth of our Lord

Vaughan Williams: Wither’s Rocking Hymn
Boar’s Head Carol
How deep the snow
Cox: Heap on more wood!
Spencer: Nowell, Nowell, out of your sleep
Poston: Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree

Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ (excerpts)

Joubert: Nowell