O Holy Night

Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham
Rodney Wynkoop, conductor
Friday, December 14, 2018
8 pm
Duke Chapel
Free Admission

Morten Lauridsen – O magnum mysterium
Michael John Trotta – Adam lay ybounden
Will Todd – Softly
John Joubert – Be Mery (fr. Three Carols)
Joubert – There is no rose
R. Douglas Helvering – Ave Maria
Benjamin Britten – A Hymn to the Virgin
Alf Houkom – Mary had a baby
Imant Raminsh – Hodie Christ natus est
Z. Randall Stroope – O magnum mysterium
Culloton, arr. – The holly and the ivy
David Willcocks, arr. – Infant holy, Infant lowly
Willcocks – Blessed be the maid Mary
Edwin Fissinger, arr. – He is born on this holy night
Peter Warlock – Balulalow (fr. Three Carols)
Willcocks, arr.. – Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Donald P. Moore, arr. – Coventry Carol
David N. Johnson, arr. – Judah’s Land
Stephen Paulus, arr. – Ding dong! Merrily on high
William Averitt, arr. – On Christmas night all Christians sing


“VAE is made up of some of the finest voices in the Triangle. They are chosen by Wynkoop based on ability, musicality, and the best possible blend of vocal qualities. His rehearsals are always focused and disciplined, a great pleasure, and often fun. Concerts of superior choral quality such as what was experienced in Duke Chapel this evening are the consequence of all of this. How fortunate we are!– Ken Hoover, CVNC

CHRISTMAS CD – *Just Released!!*
VAE is very pleased to announce the release of a brand-new CD of Christmas music recorded in our earlier concerts at Duke Chapel entitled “O Holy Night”.

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Interior of Duke University Chapel

The Vocal Arts Ensemble of Durham was founded in 1996 by Rodney Wynkoop to provide superior choral performance opportunities for outstanding singers in North Carolina’s Triangle region (Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh). Its 32 members are selected mainly from among musicians who have sung in other choral groups under Dr. Wynkoop’s direction. VAE’s mostly a cappella repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the present.

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