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Archive for December 23, 2014

“Bring a Torch!” Christmas with VocalEssence

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ohn Birge hosts this Christmas special with the VocalEssence choir, featuring Brubeck’s La Fiesta de la Posada.

This year’s program puts the focus on old French carols, alongside two world premieres in the annual VocalEssence/American Composers Forum Christmas carol contest. The new carols call for the intriguing combination of men’s chorus with English horn.

“Christmas Eve” on the Tuesday Night Opera

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According to legend, on the night before Christmas, the devil is free to roam the countryside, tormenting people to his heart’s delight. He decides to get even with Vakula, the village blacksmith, for painting hideous portraits of him in the church.