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Rejoice and Sing!




Get in the mood for the  holidays with the Chorale’s presentation of Rejoice and Sing! We open the concert with J. Edmund Hughes quietly meditative combination of two traditional texts accompanied by handbells: the Latin Hodie Christus natus est, hodie Salvator apparuit (Christ is born today, today the Savior has come), with O come, O Come, Emmanuel.Traditionalists will enjoy two favorite selections from Handel’s Messiah, Glory to God and Hallelujah. John Rutter’s lively Rejoice and Sing incorporates the tradition carol text of I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, building to a joyful crescendo in the words “For Christ is born in Bethlehem on Christmas day in the morning”. Also included are works by contemporary composers, such as Ola Gjeilo’s mysterious Tundra, featuring evocative drawn-out chord clusters that embody the essence of the winter landscape. David von Kampen’s A Cradle Hymn is an exquisitely tender meditation on the Nativity, as is Jake Narverud’s heartfelt Lunar Lullaby.



Friday, December 14, 7 pm
Saturday, December 15, 7 pm
Sunday, December 16, 3 pm
Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church
11042 Sunrise Dr NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
General admission $23
Seniors (62+) $20
Students, military, teachers $15
Children 13 and under free accompanied by an adult