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Welcome Christmas! 2012

The best way to welcome Christmas is Welcome Christmas!, the VocalEssence holiday concert from American Public Media.

The new carols call for the intriguing combination of men's chorus with English horn. Long a favorite from their appearances on A Prairie Home Companion, VocalEssence rings in the season with an all-new Welcome Christmas! It's an hour of joyful holiday music featuring the Minneapolis-based chorus, VocalEssence, and hosted for the fourteenth year by APM's John Birge.
Friday December 21st at 6PM and Monday December 24th at 10am.


  • arr. John Rutter Il est né, le divin enfant
  • arr. Healey Willan Quelle est cette odeur agréable
  • arr. Henk Badings À la venue de Noël (With the coming of Christmas)
  • arr. Stephen Mager Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle
  • James Kallembach That Yönge Child [World Premiere]
  • arr. Malcolm Williamson Ding Dong! Merrily On High
  • arr. Stephen Jackson Noël Nouvelet
  • Stephen Paulus So Hallow'd Is the Time: Selections
  • Bizet L'Arlésienne: March of the Three Kings
  • Robert Sieving O Stella de Bethlehem [World Premiere]
  • Adolphe Adam Cantique de Noël (O Holy Night)
  • arr. Todd Wilson Les anges dans nos campagnes


VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers
Twin Cities Bronze
Philip Brunelle, conductor

Friday, December 21, 2012
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