Every year, December is filled with music. Seasonal music of all sorts – every version of Feliz Navidad imaginable, wintry songs of celebration (and lament – “In the Bleak Midwinter”), and an abundance of sacred carols. Most years, my December weekends are bursting with practices, performances, and just general attendance at multiple choral events in the Twin Cities. I have sung Soprano with both the Valley Chamber Chorale and the Two Rivers Chorale, and both give concerts with a beautiful mix of the secular and sacred works for the holiday season. Take a listen – and be inspired.
Valley Chamber Chorale, as heard on MPR Taste of the Holidays Vol. 6, “I Heard the Bells” – traditional carol adapted and arranged by Bradley Ellingboe
Two Rivers Chorale
“O Come, All Ye Faithful” – traditional carol arranged for 4-hands piano and choir
“Still, Still, Still”