Sacred Classics, December 30 – 31, 2017, New Year's Program


  • Christians awake, salute the happy morn (Tewkesbury Abbey, UK)
     
  • Excerpts from "Messiah" of George F. Handel, by the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Georgia:
               And the Glory of the Lord
               O Thou, that tellest
               For unto us a Child is born
     
  • A Christmas Sequence, by Miklos Rozsa (Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK)
     
  • Medley: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks; Silent Night; O Come, O Come Emmanuel
     
  • The choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC:
               A New Year Carol, by Halsey Stevens
               Joy to the World (Robt. Grogan, carilloneur)
               Ding, Dong! Merrily on high
     
  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City, Utah:
              Stars were gleaming
              As lately we watched
              March of the Three Kings
     
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Virgil Fox, organist, at the Riverside Church, NY)
     
  • Star Carol (Riverside Church Choir, New York City)
     
  • God of our life, through all the circling years (Brown Memorial Park Ave. Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland)
     
  • Ring Out, Wild Bells, by Alan Tregaskis (Riverside Church Choir)
     
  • Arrangements by Bob Krogstad, sung at First Baptist Church, Houston, Texas:
              Coventry Carol
              Oh how joyfully
     
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Cathedral of St. John the Divine choir, New York City)
     
  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Salt Lake City, Utah:
              O Little Town of Bethlehem
              O Tannenbaum ("O Christmas Tree")
     
  • Los Pastores, by Ariel Ramirez (Brown Memorial Park Ave. Presbyterian Church)
     
  • Fantasy on ADESTE FIDELES ("O Come All Ye Faithful"), by Herbert Sumsion (Douglas Major, organist, at the Washington National Cathedral, DC)
     
  • Virgil Fox at the Royal Festival Hall organ, London, UK:
              It came upon the midnight clear
              We Three Kings Of Orient Are
     
  • Star of the East, O Bethlehem's Star, by Amanda Kennedy (Judy Garland, soloist, with the Hollywood Orchestra)
     
  • Organ Improvisation on "Auld Lang Syne" (Dorothy Papadakos at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City)