CHRISTMAS SONGS from tradition to Broadway

8 voices a cappella

A cappella

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  • Théâtre Le Cormier, Cormeilles-en-Parisis (95)
    Concert scolaire

  • Théâtre Le Cormier, Cormeilles-en-Parisis (95)
    Concert scolaire

  • Théâtre Le Cormier, Cormeilles-en-Parisis (95)
    Concert scolaire

  • Théâtre Le Cormier, Cormeilles-en-Parisis (95)
    Concert scolaire

  • Théâtre Le Cormier, Cormeilles-en-Parisis (95)
    Concert scolaire

  • Théâtre Le Cormier, Cormeilles-en-Parisis (95)

  • Collège des Bernardins, Paris 5e
    Concert privé

  • Collège des Bernardins, Paris 5e

  • Collège des Bernardins, Paris 5e
    Concert privé

  • Quai d'Hennesy, Cognac (16)
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CHRISTMAS SONGS from tradition to Broadway

8 voices a cappella

Interactive concert with the audience around Christmas and festive music while crossing aesthetics.

PART 1 / SACRED CHRISTMAS SONGS (RENAISSANCE MUSIC / BAROQUE)
William BYRD (1543-1623) "This Day, Christ was born"
Tomas Luis de VICTORIA (1548-1611) « O magnum mysterium »
Michael PRAETORIUS (1571-1621) « Es ist ein Ros’entsprungen »
Jean-Sebastien BACH (1685-1750) « In Dulci Jubilo » / « Wie soll ich dich empfangen »
Franz Xaver GRÜBER (1787–1863) “Stille Nacht” - with audience participation

PART 2 / FESTIVE CHRISTMAS SONGS
James PIERPONT (1822 - 1893) « Jingle Bells » - with audience participation
Nicholas TEMPERLEY (1932-) « Whence is that goodly Fragance »
Morten LAURIDSEN (1943-) « O magnum mysterium »
Robert WALKER (1946-) « In the bleak mid-winter »
Alan BULLARD (1947-) « And the stars looked down »
Richard SHEPHARD (1949-) « Never weather-beaten sail
Eleanor DALEY (1955-) « The Huron Carol »

PART 3 / CHRISTMAS AT BROADWAY
Joseph KOSMA (1905-1969) / Andrew CARTER (1939-) "Autumn Leaves" - with audience participation
Stanley MYERS (1933-1993) / Roderick WILLIAMS (1965-) « She was beautiful »
Richard RODGERS (1902-1979) « Blue Moon »
HAROLD ARLEN (1905-1986) « Over the rainbow » - with audience participation
Con CONRAD (1891 –1938) « The continental »

A COMMENTED AND LIGHTENED PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE FOR SCHOOL VERSIONS

Works order and titles may be slightly modified.

Classical music / popular music, music for all / so-called "elite" music, music for music / functional music, scholarly, serious, creative, easy, entertaining, varied, lively music, etc.

This three-part program of ancient motets, praising the arrival of the Lord, up to today's songs celebrating Christmas, allows different musical styles to define themselves with each other through their contrasts.

The aristocracy of tastes opposed by the mass of practices, the asceticism of language by the authenticity of the people, lonely genius by collective momentum. Fundamentally, the universality of works matches the universality of audiences. ”

Catherine Simonpietri

This three-part program of ancient motets, praising the arrival of the Lord, up to today's songs celebrating Christmas, allows different musical styles to define themselves with each other through their contrasts.

Program where the spectator with his printed sheet is invited and guided by Catherine Simonpietri to sing with the soloists and share a festive and enjoyable experience around a repertoire which is often familiar.
This is a program to bring everyone together while maintaining a high musical standard. It has been conceived to rediscover and share the spirit of Christmas.