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The Central Oregon Mastersingers & Youth Choir of Central Oregon raeaiet uit i bY Christmas Tower Theatre | December 13 & 14 be 2014 Presented by the Tower Theatre Foundation Program I. Central Oregon Mastersingers Jean Shrader, Accompanist Birthday Carol David Willcocks Quem vidistis, pastores Richard Dering (1580-1630) Whom did you see? Shepherds, tell us! Proclaim to us: who has appeared on the earth? We saw the newborn child and choirs of angels praising the Lord. Tell us, what have you seen? Announce the Birth of Christ! Two Alfred Burt Carols Alfred Burt 1. Some Children See Him Alex Gesme, baritone soloist 2. Bright, Bright the Holly Berries ‘Two Songs of Mary 1. There is No Rose Clyde Thompson 2. Wiegenlied (“Lullaby”) Bernard Flies, arr. Clyde Thompson, Kathy Woodford, soprano soloist Estampie Natalis Vaclav Nelhybel Stefanie Janin-Brohamer, piccolo Janet Gesme, viola; Travis Allen, cello Meyers, Cheri Redgrave, Gina Rosbrook: percussion Soloists: Ryan Dixon, tenor; Ellen Logan, soprano; Sally Graeber, alto The boy born in Bethlehem, Halleluia, rejoice Jerusalem - In joy of heart let us adore the newborn Christ with a new song. The son has assumed flesh - the virgin has conceived a Son - here He lies in the manger - He who rules without end. With joy let us adore Christ with a new song. In joy of this birth, let us bless the Lord. Let the Holy Trinity be praised. Give thanks unto God. O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen O great mystery, and wondrous sacrament, that animals should see the newborn Lord, Tying in their manger! Blessed is the Virgin whose womb was worthy to bear the Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia! Benedicamus Domino Peter Warlock A boy comes forth, Eya, this is our time, From the womb of a virgin. Glory! Praise! God is made man and immortal. Without the seed of a man, Eya, this is our time, He is born of a virgin. Glory! Praise! God is made man and immortal. Without the means of a man, Eya, this is our time, He is born of Mary. Glory! Praise! God is made man and immortal. On this appointed feast, Eya, this is our time, Let us bless the Lord. Glory! Praise! God is made man and immortal. II. Premiere Choir of the Youth Choir of Central Oregon Debbi McMahon, Accompanist Good King Wenceslas arr, Earlene Rentz La Bonne Nouvelle (O Sing Glad Tidings) arr, Robert Sieving ‘Stefanie Janin-Brohamer, flute O sing glad tidings, for us a child is born in a lowly manger on Christmas morn. With love this night He comes to us, himself a child He dwells in us, Come, shepherds give with loving hearts, all praise to the Child so holy. O sing glad tidings, for us a Child is born in a lowly manger on Christmas morn. Kling Glocken Kling (Ring, Little Bells, Ring) arr, Robert Sieving Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella Traditional French carol arr. Stephen Mager Stefanie Janin-Brohamer, flute All on a Cold Winter’s Night Douglas Wagner adapted from the English folk song Greensleeves Alex Gesme, oboe Children Go Where I Send Thee Gospel Spiritual arr, Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory INTERMISSION III. Central Oregon Mastersingers Joy to the World arr. Rutter/Thompson Nick Wavers, Trish Sewell, Sally Graeber, Steve Osterkamp, Clyde Thompson Jesus, I Adore Thee Stephen Caracciolo I Saw Three Ships arr. Robert Shaw and Alice Parker Mary Had a Baby arr. Robert Shaw and Alice Parker Christian Clark, tenor soloist Hanerot Halalu Baruch J. Cohon, arr. Blanche Chass Ben Larson, clarinet We kindle these lights for the wonders and the redemptions Thou didst perform for our fathers through Thy holy priests. These Hanukah lights are holy and through them we sanctify Thy name. Two Traditional Carols 1. Still, Still, Still arr. Norman Luboff 2. Angels We Have heard on High arr. John Rutter IV. Combined Choirs Climb to the Top of the Highest Mountain Carolyn Jennings Silent Night / Night of Silence Silent Night: arr. Wolfgang Lindner Night of Silence: Daniel Kantor (Audience please join on verse 4 of “Silent Night”) Verse 4: Silent night, holy night, Wondrous Star, lend thy light; With the angels let us sing, Alleluia to our King; Christ the Savior is born, Christ the Savior is born. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen ar. David Willcocks (Audience please join in singing) Verse I: God rest you merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay, Remember Christ our Saviour was born on Christmas Day; To save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray, O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy, O tidings of comfort and joy. Verse 2: From God our heav’nly Father a blessed angel came, And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same, How that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name, O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy, O tidings of comfort and joy. Verse 3: Now to the Lord sing praises, all you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace; This holy tide of Christmas all others doth deface, O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy, O tidings of comfort and joy. O Come All Ye Faithful am. Alice Parker (Audience please join on verses 1 and 4) Verse 1: O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, 0 come ye to Bethlehem; Come and behold him, born the King of angels; O come, let us adore him, o come, let us adore him, O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord! Verse 4: Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning, Jesus, to Thee be glory giv’n; Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing. O come, let us adore him, o come, let us adore him, O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord! SOPRANOS, JoAnn Asmussen Melissa Carter Karami Elliott Ann Hogrefe Grace King Rebecca Kirk Leanna Leyes Ellen Logan Gina Rosbrook Bevalee Runner Trish Sewell Kathy Woodford Ashlynn Bendsneyder Sofia Blauvelt Kierra Bonn Hannah Buehler Natalie Burdsall Taylor Cloutier Kiley Dallas Emma Edgren McKenzie Ellis Maya Foster-Wexler Hailey Hollister Emma Hoover Lauren Hough Myranda Hudson Sydney Irwin Laurie Johnson MiCayla Johnson Macy Kaufman Central Oregon Mastersingers Clyde Thompson, director Jean Shrader, accompanist ALTOS TENORS BASSES Marilyn Anthony Jon Basham Paul Andrews Virlene Amold Christian Clark Bill Brisson Susan Butler Joshua Clifton Charles Buchanan Amy Falkenrath Michael Craig Aaron Coe Peggy Frede Ryan Dixon Alex Gesme Sally Graeber Marshall Herron Jim Hurley Stefanie Janin- Mark Hickman Ben Larson Brohamer John Lawson Ken McCormic Lilli Ann Foreman —_Steve Osterkamp Chuck Phinney Shelley Maurice- Sandy Ringer Russ Seaton Maier Steve Runner Larry Sewell Sherie Neff Tim Russell Stephen Simmonds Kristine Ruud Nick Wavers Terry Telfer Jean Shrader Jeffrey White Jo Ann Thompson Phyllis Van Buskirk Youth Choir of Central Oregon Premiere Choir Beth Basham, Director Debbi McMahon, Accompanist Carly King Annika Paz ‘Savannah King Bailey Preim Maria Kramer Colleen Quinn Brittany Lampe Alexis Rastovich Brianna Leary Ryenne Seidel Gretchen Levin Claire Smith Rylee McConnell ‘Tara Smith Heather McCoy Taylor Smith-Bedsworth Grace McDaniel Jill Taylor Emily McLean McKennah Thomton Jamie McNeil Kiara Tschantz Madeleine Meade Zoey Voyles Chloe Miller Chanda Westfali Melanie Nachtmann Elizabeth White Abbie Northrop Parker Wild Emily Olsen Emily Wise Emily Olson McKenzzi Wright Carmen Park Youth Choir of Central Oregon Celebrating its 25th season in 2014-2015, the Youth Choir of Central Oregon (YCCO) is the region’s preeminent extra-curricular choral program. It provides advanced vocal experiences for talented first through twelfth grade students with unchanged singing voices in three choirs: Singers School, Debut Choir and Premiere Choir. The major goals of the YCCO are to provide opportunities for musical expression and personal development in a supportive and joyful environment, Founded in 1990 by Beth Basham, the YCCO has enriched the lives of thousands of young Central Oregon singers with quality music education. Beth and her staff have expanded children’s minds and musical abilities to make them leaders in their schools while showing audiences that children’s voices can be sophisticated, profoundly musical and artistically excellent, As ambassadors of music, YCCO singers share their gifts with people around the world and learn to appreciate diverse cultures while representing our community, state and country. Past YCCO tours have included Canada, Hawaii, Greece, England, Chicago, New Orleans and New York City. In June of 2015, YCCO will tour Italy with a highlighted performance at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Beth Basham As an experienced public school music teacher for nearly forty years, Beth Basham brings vision and an infectious enthusiasm for singing to her students. Her choirs have achieved state, national and international recognition and acclaim. Beth has served as an adjudicator and clinician at choral festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest. She received her BA in Music Performance and Education from California State University, Northridge. Her professional musical career has included membership in the Seattle Symphony Chorale and solo experience with the Cascade Chorale and Central Oregon Symphony. Central Oregon Mastersingers “A Family Christmas” also marks the start of a landmark year for the Central Oregon Mastersingers, as they begin their 10th season. This is the second time the Youth Choir and the Mastersingers have joined forces, having collaborated in 2007 for a program entitled “From Generation to Generation.” The Mastersingers have collaborated with several other organizations as well during the past nine years, including the Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble, the Cascade Chorale, Central Oregon Symphony, Bells of Sunriver, and several of our area’s finest jazz musicians. They have appeared twice with the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra, in a performance of Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” in 2012, and in Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Vaughan Williams’ “Serenade to Music” this past summer, On February 28, 2015, the Mastersingers will present a “Singers’ Choice Retrospective Concert,” for which members of the choir have chosen some of their favorite works performed over the past nine years. In March they will be collaborating in concert with the choirs of Summit High School, Mountain View High School, and Crook County High School. Smaller ensembles from the ranks of the Mastersingers will be also be visiting and performing for several other school choirs throughout Central Oregon. In June, 2015, the Mastersingers will close the season with a “Tenth Anniversary Showcase Concert,” collaborating with the Terpsichorean Dance Studio of Bend in a performance of the choral masterwork “Lamentations of Jeremiah” by Alberto Ginastera, with original choreography by Dee Dee Burzynski. Clyde Thompson The Mastersingers’ founder and director, Clyde Thompson, is active in Central Oregon as an adjudicator and clinician. He is a published composer, and currently serves on the Board of the Sunriver Music Festival. This past spring the Mastersingers and the Central Oregon Symphony collaborated in the premiere of Thompson’s concert-length cantata, “We Have Spoken - Voices from Native America,” for orchestra and chorus. His compositions have received performances in Europe, South America, and Canada, in addition to the United States, Special Thanks These concerts are made possible through the generous support of our sponsors, Robberson Ford and Pacific Power Company. Additional thanks go to Jo Ann Thompson, Beth Basham, Chris Asher, Michael Gesme, Bend Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Trish and Larry Sewell, the Tower Theatre Foundation, and Maverick Publications. Program cover and website - Sally Graeber To lea more about the Youth Choir of Central Oregon, or to schedule an audition, visit www.ycco.org or call 541-385-0470, The Youth Choir of Central Oregon is a 501(c)(3) charitable, educational organization. To learn more about the Central Oregon Mastersingers, or to schedule an audition, visit www.co-mastersingers.com or call 541-385-7229. Central Oregon Mastersingers is a member of the Arts and Culture Alliance.