VocalEssence: Welcome Christmas
Sat Dec 7, 2013 7:30PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
115 4th Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082
VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers
Dan Chouinard, piano
Mariachi Mi Tierra
Philip Brunelle, conductor
Join VocalEssence to welcome the holiday season Latin-style with the music of legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck and his charming Christmas cantata La Fiesta de la Posada. Brubeck, who grew up on a cattle ranch in California, fell in love with the sounds of Mexican folk music that surrounded him. Blending Latin rhythms with American jazz, Brubeck created a stunning Christmas cantata celebrating Las Posadas, the Latin festival recounting the journey of Mary and Joseph to the stable. VocalEssence will recreate the piece with Brubeck’s original instrumentation, featuring pianist Dan Chouinard and local mariachi band Mariachi Mi Tierra. Beloved carols will complete the program in settings by renowned American composers including “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “We Three Kings,” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Welcome Christmas will warm your heart and get you in the holiday spirit!
“Ethnic music reflects those qualities I most admire in people ... dignity in moments of tragedy, high spirits in moments of joy, a deep respect for the shared values of one’s group. It is this sense of sharing in an event which I have tried to capture in the simple retelling of the Christmas story.” — Dave Brubeck
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