Clerestory Christmas – December 2013

Click to view/download full program PDF
Click to view/download full program PDF

This year’s Clerestory Christmas ushers in the holiday season with all-American works both old and new. The concert will evoke American holidays past and present, from wintery Native American sounds to familiar carols and classic American jazz.

The fourth installation in Americana—the ensemble’s ongoing exploration of great choral music from the U.S.—Clerestory Christmas includes works by Morten Lauridsen, William Billings, and John Jacob Niles as well as Ray Charles, Joseph Jennings and Clerestory founder Jesse Antin. Classic Christmas tunes will be enlivened with new arrangements from Abbie Betinis, Joel Martinson and Eric Banks.

We kick off the season with these early concerts that are guaranteed to put you and your loved ones in the holiday spirit.

The concert will run just over an hour with no intermission.

Saturday, November 30, 8:00pm
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church

Sunday, December 1, 8:00pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Click here to download a .zip file of all the song tracks.

Sing We Noël

Glory in the Highest, Glory

Hark, the Glad Sound

The Morning Star

Methinks I See an Heavenly Host

Huron Carol


I Wonder as I Wander

Kentucky Wassail

Song of the Pines (Abbie Betinis)

Corpus Christi Carol

There Is No Rose

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

To Hear the Angels Sing

We Three Kings of Orient Are

Star of Wonder – We Three Kings

Manger Carol

O Magnum Mysterium

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

The Christmas Song

Jingle Bells

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (encore)