Holiday Edition: The Best of Christmas Past

Holiday Edition
The holiday season brings warm memories and this edition of Carolina Live shares some musical memories from seasons past. We open with Corelli's Christmas Concerto performed by the Winston-Salem Symphony. The centerpiece of the program comes from the chorus Renaissance of Charlotte, NC and their Christmas in the City concert from 2011, with choral music ranging from the 16th century to the present. Then it's over to Monroe, NC for the highlight of a 2010 holiday program featuring the Union Symphony and Holiday Chorus. The program closes back in Old Salem for another performance by the Winston-Salem Symphony and soloist of the joyous Alleluia by Mozart.

Listen to the entire program: Holiday Edition: The Best of Christmas Past





Billboard and introduction to Corelli's Christmas Concerto - Lauren Rico





ARCANGELO CORELLI: Concerto Grosso in G minor, "Christmas Concerto
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor





Introduction to the first set of music sung by Renaissance - Lauren Rico





ORLANDO GIBBONS: This is the Record of John
ANDREAS HAMMERSCHMIDT: Glory to God in the Highest 
J. S. BACH: Ah, Dearest Jesus

Renaissance 
J. Michael Grant, accompanist 
Robert Pritchard, director





Introduction to the second set of selections from Renaissance - Lauren Rico





JOHANNES BRAHMS: The White Dove and Lo How a Rose ere Blooming
ARVO PÄRT: Magnificat
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Hark! The Herald Angles Sing
PHILIP STOPFORD: A Child is Born in Bethlehem
TRADITIONAL: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Renaissance 
J. Michael Grant, accompanist 
Robert Pritchard, director





Introduction to the final set of songs from Renaissance - Lauren Rico





FRANZ GRUBER: Silent Night
JOHN F. WADE: O Come All Ye Faithful
DONALD MOORE: Over the River and Through the Woods
LEROY ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
Renaissance 
J. Michael Grant, accompanist 
Robert Pritchard, director





Break and introduction to Gloria Deo - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay





BENJAMIN HARLAN: Gloria Deo
Central United Festival Choir
Union Symphony Orchestra and Holiday Chorus
Nathan Hopper, reader
James A. O'Dell, director





Introduction to Mozart's Alleluia including Robert Moody's onstage introduction - Lauren Rico





W. A. MOZART: Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate
Carla Lefevre, soprano
Winston-Salem Symphony
Robert Moody, conductor





End of the Show - Lauren Rico and Mike McKay