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Galveston College Community Chorale to bring ‘Tidings of Joy’ to community

“Tidings of Joy” is the theme of the Galveston College Community Chorale’s annual holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at Moody Methodist Church, 2803 53rd St., Galveston, Texas. The free concert is open to the public.
Under the direction of Michael Gilbert, the chorale will feature a performance of “Christmas Day: Choral Fantasy on Old Carols” by English composer Gustav Holst (1874-1934) accompanied by a string ensemble and organ. Holst is best known for his masterpiece ”The Planets.”
While music director at Morley College, Holst dedicated “Christmas Day” to the music students. It was first performed on Jan. 28, 1911. The piece is composed of four familiar Christmas carols with “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “The First Noel” as the most prominent.
The chorale also will perform other holiday music, including “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Silent Night,” an early American hymn entitled “Brightest and Best,” along with such favorites as “Sleigh Ride” and Winter Wonderland.”
Internationally acclaimed organist, Ron Wyatt, the chorale’s accompanist, also will be featured in a special musical presentation on the pipe organ.
The chorale is composed of singers from the greater Galveston area and is open to individuals who are interested in singing and being a part of an outstanding choral organization.
For more information on joining the Galveston College Community Chorale, contact the Galveston College Continuing Education office at (409) 944-1344.

Galveston College Fine Arts Holiday Music Recital

The Galveston College Fine Arts department will have a holiday music recital on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 7-9 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Cindy Kates, the students will present selections in a required credit performance.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Galveston College Chorale Holiday Concert

2017 GC Chorale Holiday Concert Poster

The Galveston College Community Chorale will present their annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 10 beginning at 7:30 PM at Moody Methodist Church. The theme for this program is “A Global Holiday Concert” and will feature holiday music from around the world.

The featured piece of the concert will be a cantata by JS Bach entitled “For Us A Child is Born” and will be accompanied by Ron Wyatt on the pipe organ with soloist from the chorale. The French carol “He Is Born”“Huron Carol” from Canada, and “Here We Come A-Caroling” a traditional English carol, are just some of the selections that will be included on the program.

Joanna Whitsett, organist and harpist, of Moody Methodist will be the guest artist as she accompanies the chorale on the German carol, “Silent Night”. Ms. Whitsett will also play a medley of carols entitled “Christmas Joy”.

The concert is free and open to the public.