Sat, Dec 17, 8 pm
Mahaffey Theater

Sun, Dec 18, 2 pm
Straz Center


Michael Francis takes you to his homeland for a cozy concert that evokes a traditional English Christmas on the cobbled streets of a snow-covered village. Featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Victor Hely-Hutchinson’s Carol Symphony and more.

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Michael Francis nos lleva a su tierra natal para un acogedor concierto que evoca una Navidad Inglesa tradicional en las calles empedradas de un pueblo cubierto de nieve. Con Fantasia on Christmas Carols de Ralph Vaughan Williams, Carol Symphony de Victor Hely-Hutchinson y más.

O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste, fideles) ♪
Arr. Sir David Willcocks

In Terra Pax (Peace on Earth) ♫
Gerald Finzi

A Carol Symphony [1927]
1. Adeste fideles (Allegro energico)
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Allegro molto moderato)
3. Coventry Carol – The First Nowell (Andante quasi lento e cantabile)
4. Here We Come a-wassailing (Allegro energico come prima)
Victor Hely-Hutchinson

– Intermission –

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw

Fantasia on Christmas Carols
This is the truth sent from above
Come all you worthy gentlemen
On Christmas night all Christians sing
God bless the ruler of this house
Ralph Vaughan Williams

The First Nowell ♪
Arr. Sir David Willcocks

Joy To The World ♫
G. F. Handel / Lowell Mason
Arr. John Grady

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing ♪
Felix Mendelssohn
Arr. Sir David Willcocks

Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus
George F. Handel

♪ Music represented by Boosey & Hawkes, Inc for Oxford University Press
♫ Music represented by G.Schirmer, Inc


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Sat, Dec 17, 8 pm
Mahaffey Theater

Sun, Dec 18, 2 pm
Straz Center

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