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UMD Men's and Women's Choruses: When the Night is Sweet with Starlight

Sun, November 17, 20133PM
Dekelboum Concert Hall

Kenneth Elpus Conductor, UMD Women's Chorus
Rachel Carlson Assistant Conductor, UMD Women's Chorus
Josepth Shortall Conductor, UMD Men's Chorus

Photograph of the UMD Womens Chorus in performanceThe UMD Women's Chorus takes the stage of the Clarice Smith Center's Dekelboum Concert Hall to celebrate the Benjamin Britten's centenary with a performance of his Ceremony of Carols. The UMD Men's Chorus will join the program for Canadian choral composer Stephen Hatfield’s Christmas cantata When the Night is Sweet with Starlight and other holiday-themed pieces. Learn more about Benjamin Britten and  other composers and works featured on this program in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

Anonymous - O virgo splendens

Max Reger, arr. P. Van Opstal - Maria Wiegenlied

Francis Poulenc - Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise

Rene Clausen - All that Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord

Keith Hampton -  Praise His Holy Name!

Streaming audio: Listen to a playlist of works featured on this program, streaming through the Naxos Music Library (accessible with your UMD username and password.)