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Dec. 19 2019

12-21-19 Music In Maryland Christmas With Choral Arts!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | Comments Off on 12-21-19 Music In Maryland Christmas With Choral Arts!

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This week we are thrilled to broadcast the 2019 Christmas With Choral Arts.  The concert was recorded at Baltimore’s Basilica of the Assumption on December 3, 2019.  Anthony Blake Clark is the Music Director of the BCAS and the reading soloists were WBJC’s Judith Krummeck and the Mayor of Baltimore Jack Young.  To fill we used some excerpts from the Baltimore Symphony’s Messiah conducted by Ed Polochick.

Movement IV from A Carol Symphony                                  Victor Hely-Hutchinson

            Reading by Judith                                          “Amazing Peace” by Maya Angelou

Once in Royal David’s City                                         Traditional, arr. Stephen Cleobury

            Reading by Judith                                          “Amazing Peace” by Maya Angelou

This Little Babe                                                           Benjamin Britten

The First Nowell                                                          Traditional, arr. David Willcocks

Joy to the World                                                          Traditional, arr. John Rutter

            Reading by Mayor Young                              “Some Children See Him” By Wihla Hutson

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol                                                            Rutter

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas                                  arr. Rutter

Have You Seen the Baby Jesus                                               Rosephayne Powell


God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen                                 Traditional, arr. Willcocks

Deck the Halls                                                             Traditional arr. Mack Wilberg

Christmas Give: Holy Night                                        Powell

Silent Night                                                                  Traditional, arr. Derric Johnson


Hark! The Herald Angels Sing                                               Traditional, arr. Willcocks

Candlelight Carol                                                        Traditional, arr. Rutter

“Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker                       Pyotr Tchaikovsky


O Come All Ye Faithful                                                           Traditional, arr. Willcocks

Pifa, Recitativo, and “Glory to God” from Messiah George Frideric Handel

            Reading by Mayor Young                              John 1:1         

            Reading by Judith                                          “Ring Out Wild Bells” by A. L. Tennyson

“Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah                          Handel

7:19 PM 48604
George Frederich Handel Messiah: Part 1 Naxos 573798
COND Edward Polochick
ORCH Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
SOLO Concert Artists of Baltimore S
SOLO Jennifer O’loughlin, soprano
SOLO Diana Moore, alto
SOLO Nicholas Phan, tenor
SOLO Sidney Outlaw, bass


Jonathan is WBJC's Program Director and host of many WBJC programs. His full bio can be read here.

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