VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT
The Valparaiso University invites you, once again, to their Christmas Concert, “A Carol Festival”. This concert features over 200 musicians in spectacular Christmas celebration, and will include the Valparaiso University Chorale, Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir, Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Concert Band.
Some of the music to be performed includes portions of Handel’s Messiah, works by Benjamin Britten and John Rutter’s Gloria, Emmanuel Variants by Robert Foster for Band, Hymn to the Nativity by Brammeier, along with other traditional Christmas selections.
Conductors to include Christopher M. Cock, Chorale and Men’s Choir; Maura Janton Cock, Women’s Choir; Dennis Friesen-Carper, symphony orchestra; and Jeffrey Scott Doebler, Chamber Concert Band.
A tradition on campus for over 80 years, the Valparaiso University Christmas Concert will celebrate the holiday season in the Chapel of the Resurrection.
The Valparaiso University Chorale, one of the top Lutheran choirs in the United States, upholds the highest standard of choral art through performance of the greatest choral literature of all eras. The Chorale has been described as “a first-class ensemble” with performances referred to as “heavenly and virtuosic” as well as enthusing and “masterful.” The Chorale has served four residencies at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Germany—the only collegiate American choir to enjoy such a strong relationship with the church of Johann Sebastian Bach—most recently visiting in June of 2012 for the 800th anniversary of the church and its choir. The Chorale will perform sacred and secular pieces by Frank Ticheli, Daniel Gawthrop, Heinrich Schutz and Johann Sebastian Bach. The 48-voice ensemble is under the direction of Christopher M. Cock, Director of Choral and Vocal Activities, Director of the Bach Institute, and Phyllis and Richard Duesenberg Chair in Lutheran Music.