Saturday, December 12, 2009

Finally Here

Today we had our dress rehearsal with the orchestra. There were some rough spots as we got used to a different configuration, choir in back, soloists, orchestra, then the director. It is always so exciting to sing with an orchestra. We know most of these players, they come back to play each year. It is a thrill to put voices and instruments together. Tomorrow is the concert, and all of our work will come together at last. I know that after the concert, we'll be singing this music in our heads for days. I call it concert withdrawal. Here is our program.

Pass Chorale Christmas Celebration

Magnificat in D
BWV 243
With Christmas Interpolations
Johann Sebastian Bach

Patricia Cordova, Soprano
Veronica Angel, Soprano
Danielle Perrault, Alto
Jonathan Frias, Tenor
Ulises Espinoza, Bass

The Pass Chorale and Orchestra

Directed by Ernest Siva

13 December 2009
2:30 pm

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
1320 W. Williams Av.
Banning, CA


For soloists, five-part chorus, and orchestra

Christmas Anthems
Joan Frost, Accompanist

I Am So Glad – Norwegian Carol.....................Arranged by Bradley Ellingboe
Philip Rehfeldt, Clarinet

Still, Still Still - Austrian Carol................Arranged by Mark Shepperd

How Far is it to Bethlehem? - English Carol........Arranged by Stan Pethel
Jackie Aronowitz, Flute

Mary’s Little Boy Child - Calypso Carol............Jester Hairston
Monty Joham, Bass
Mike Shea, Percussion

How Should a King Come?.................Carol Owens, Jimmy Owens, Tom Fettke

Carol Sing-along
The Pass Chorale, Orchestra, and Audience

Joy to the World
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Away in a Manger
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Silent Night, Holy Night

•Thanks to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church for our beautiful concert venue.
• Thanks to our volunteers Pat Murkland and Jill Trick for taking tickets and handing out programs, and Jill Trick and Laura Trick for arranging our post-concert reception.
• Thanks to our wonderful accompanist, Joan Frost, for another great season.
• Thanks to our singers whose hard work and dedication makes this concert possible.
• Thanks to you for coming and supporting fine music in the Pass area!
• Thanks to sponsors Millie Plueger and Ernest & June Siva.

The Pass Chorale
The Pass Chorale is a non-profit 501-c-3 organization. All contributions are tax deductible. Singers are volunteers, but instrumentalists and soloists are paid. Donations at concerts cover only a small part of overall expenses. We would really appreciate your support so we can continue these concerts. Donations can be mailed to: The Pass Chorale, P.O. Box 589, Beaumont, CA 92223.


The Pass Chorale
Ernest Siva, Director
Joan Frost, Accompanist

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