Dec. 18 – Continuo Collective

Rejoice Greatly! A Holiday Concert Celebration

Presented by the Aiken Perfoming Arts Group

Featuring the Continuo Collective of the South

  • Ken Courtney, harpsichord
  • Ruth Berry, cello
  • Angela Massey flute,
  • Pawel Kozak, violin and viola
  • Jonathan Aceto, violin

with special guest Jeffrey Wells, Metropolitan Opera bass-baritone

Thursday, December 18, 2014

  • Location: URS Theater, 126 Newberry St. SW, Aiken, SC
  • Tickets $40 or $20 students; click here to order or call (803) 648-1438
  • 6:30 pm: Complimentary Wine and Hors d’oeuvres
  • 7:30 pm: Concert
  • Black tie optional
  • Proceeds to benefit the educational outreach programs of APAG

Program

Sleepers awake! from Cantata BWV 140 J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Winter (Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297) Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
  • Allegro non molto
    • To tremble from cold in the icy snow,
      In the harsh breath of a horrid wind;
      To run, stamping one’s feet every moment,
      Our teeth chattering in the extreme cold
  • Largo
    • Before the fire to pass peaceful, contented days while the rain outside pours down.
  • Allegro
    • We tread the icy path slowly and cautiously, for fear of tripping and falling. Then turn abruptly, slip, crash on the ground and, rising, hasten on across the ice lest it cracks up. We feel the chill north winds course through the home despite the locked and bolted doors… this is winter, which nonetheless brings its own delights.
The Bells of St. Genevieve Marin Marais (1656-1728)
A Charlie Brown Christmas

  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • Skating
Vincent Anthony "Vince" Guaraldi
(1928-1876)
I Wonder as I Wander John Jacob Niles (1892-1980)
Bring Him Home (from Les Miserables) C. M. Schonberg (b.1944)
A. Boubil(b.1941)
Greensleeves Traditional British
Riu, Riu Chiu Traditional Spanish
Ocho Kandelikas Traditional Sephardic
Rejoice Greatly! (from The Messiah) G. F. Handel (1685-1750)
Still, Still, Still (Hush, Hush, Hush) Traditional Austrian
The Christmas Song Mel Torme (1925-1999)
Bob Wells (1922-1998)
How The Grinch Stole Christmas

  • Mr. Grinch
Albert Hague (1920-2001)
Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991)
Silent Night Franz Gruber (1787-1863)
Joseph Mohr ( 1792-1848)

Silent night, holy night!
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.
Holy infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia,
Christ the Savior is born!
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, holy night!
Son of God love’s pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth
Jesus Lord, at Thy birth

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