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Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble
A Candlelit Christmas
Monday, December 22, at 7 PM

The darkness of winter, filled with meaningful songs of the season, amidst the lustrous, warm glow of candlelight. What better way to experience timeless music reflecting the profound sentiments of this wondrous time of year? VAE Assistant Conductor Stephanie Nash leads the VAE singers in what promises to be an unforgettable holiday experience, blending ancient and new, and familiar favorites with fresh twists. VAE welcomes guest artists Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project.

Hear the complete program with commentary by Stephanie Nash

2014 Concert Program

Part I:  
Veni Emmanuel chant  
O radiant dawn James MacMillan
Tomorrow I shall come Christopher Aspaas
O Emmanuel Eriks Esenvalds
Incarnation & Birth  
Gabriel's Message Traditional
There is no rose John Joubert
Fair in Face Healey Willan
Savior of the Nations, come  
Tonight eternally alone Rene Clausen
O magnum mysterium Tomas Luis deVictoria
Angels we have heard on high Francis Poulenc
Hodie Christus natus est Jan Pieterszoon Sweelink
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Arnold Sherman
Lux aurumque Eric Whitacre
The Lamb John Tavener
Part II:  
There's a star in the East  
Behold the star William Dawson
The Three Kings Healey Willan
On this day earth shall ring Neil Harmon
Lully Lulla Lullay Philip Stopford
Silent Night Stephen Paulus
The Work of Christmas Dan Forrest
Gitanjali Chants Craig Hella Johnson
Holiday Bonus: Enjoy these WGUC archived recordings of the Vocal Arts Ensemble.

In 2013 the VAE was joined by the celebrated Cincinnati Boychoir, VAE’s Artistic Partner for the season. Christopher Eanes conducts this special Christmas event.

Hear the complete program with commentary by Christopher Eanes

2013 Concert Program

O magnum mysterium Plainchant
Lux aurumque Eric Whitacre
Verbum caro factum est Paul Halley
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel:  
I. O magnum mysterium Francis Poulenc
O magnum mysterium Plainchant
O magnum mysterium Giovanni Gabrieli
Quem vidistis pastores Plainchant
II. Quem vidistis pastores Francis Poulenc
In dulci jubilo Robert Lucas Pearsall
III. Videntes stellam Francis Poulenc
Magnificat Arvo Part
Hodie Christus natus est Plainchant
IV. Hodie Christus natus est Francis Poulenc
Personent Hodie Piae Cantiones arr. John Rutter
Angelus ad virginem 14th Century Irish Carol arr. David Willcocks
Carol of the Bells Traditional Ukrainian arr. Peter J. Whilousky
I Saw Three Ships Traditional Carol arr. Mack Wilberg
Silent Night Franz Gruber
Encore Mendelssohn

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2012 Concert Program

Mother and Child (John Tavener)
Hymn to the Nativity (James Leighton)
Seinte Mari moder milde (James MacMillan)
Canticun Mariae virginis (Einojuhani Rautavaara)

First Snow (Bo Holten)
First Snow
Hermit Peak

What Chils is This? (Andrew Grant)
Tryste Noel (Herbert Howells)

Three Carols for Wintertide (Benjamin CS Boyle)
Es ist ein Ros
Holly and Ivy
Down with the rosemary

O Leave Your Sheep (Leighton)

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