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Festival of Carols / Stark, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 11/08/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579065  
Composer:  Lowell MasonWilliam MathiasDavid FosterRob Swenson,   ... 
Performer:  Sylvia McNairDavid DuncanSherry Stark
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic ChoirIndianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This collection of best-loved Christmas repertoire was recorded live at the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Festival of Carols concerts in 2015 and 2016. GRAMMY award-winning vocalist Sylvia McNair adds her own unique beauty and warmth, and as ever, the programme celebrates the joys of the season with sparkling versions of family favorites. The tranquillity and magic of Christmas eve, heartfelt messages of hope, reconciliation and peace, and thrilling new compositions all combine to capture the celebratory excitement of the holiday season. This collection of best-loved Christmas repertoire was recorded live at the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Festival of Carols concerts in 2015 and 2016. GRAMMY award-winning vocalist Sylvia McNair adds her own unique beauty and warmth, and as ever, the programme celebrates the joys of the season with sparkling versions of family favorites. The tranquillity and magic of Christmas eve, heartfelt messages of hope, reconciliation and peace, and thrilling new compositions all combine to capture the celebratory excitement of the holiday season. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Notes: (arr. Mack Wilberg for choir and orchestra) 
2.
Sir Christèmas by William Mathias
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; Wales, UK 
3.
Grown-Up Christmas List by David Foster
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990 
Notes: (arr. David Clydesdale for voice, choir and orchestra) 
4.
Christmas Hosanna by Rob Swenson
Performer:  David Duncan (Piano)
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; United States 
5.
Festgesang "Hark! The herald angels sing" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Notes: (adap. W.H. Cummings as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)
(arr. Mack Wilberg for choir and orchestra) 
6.
This little light of mine by Traditional
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Written: USA 
Notes: (arr. Moses Hogan for voice and choir) 
7.
Magnificat: Magnificat anima mea by John Rutter
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Written: 1990 
8.
Kling Glöckchen, klingeling by Traditional
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Notes: (arr. Stephen Mager for mixed choir and orchestra) 
9.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Mary, Did You Know?, song by Buddy Greene
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Written: 1990 
Notes: (arr. Brian Eads for voice and orchestra) 
11.
All bells in paradise by John Rutter
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Written: 2012 
12.
Jingle Bells by James Pierpont
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; USA 
Notes: (arr. Mack Wilberg for choir and orchestra) 
13.
Go tell it on the mountain by Traditional
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano), David Duncan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: (arr. Brian Eads for voice and piano) 
14.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas by William Goldstein
Performer:  Sherry Stark (Narrator)
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
15.
(Un) Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle, 'Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabelle' by Traditional
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
16.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Notes: (arr. Brian Eads for voice, choir and orchestra) 
17.
The Dream Isaiah Saw by Glenn L. Rudolph
Conductor:  Eric Stark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,  Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

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