Traditional Christmas songs from countries around the world: Join Sacred & Profane as we travel to the far reaches of the globe, performing eighteen traditional Christmas carols and other holiday songs in fourteen languages from seventeen countries. These carols come from as far away as Africa and China, Europe and Latin America, while exploring diversity close to home with an African-American spiritual and a traditional carol from the Appalachians. Our program will feature both well-known favorites, like the spiritual Go Tell It on the Mountain, and works that are little known in the United States, including the original Ukranian version of Carol of the Bells.
Saturday, December 3, 8 PM St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth), BERKELEY
Sunday, December 4, 4 PM St. Francis Lutheran Church 152 Church Street (between Duboce & Market), SAN FRANCISCO
Saturday, December 10, 8 PM First Presbyterian Church of Alameda 2001 Santa Clara Avenue (at Chestnut), ALAMEDA
North America John Work: Go Tell it on the Mountain (Spiritual) Jerone Epstein, arr: Brightest and Best (Appalachian) Gilbert Patenaude: Notre divin Maître (Quebec)
Latin America Lifschitz Arrangements Navida va purimihua (Bolivia) Adorar al niño (Venezuela) Emile Desamours, arr: Noèl Ayisyen (Haiti)
Western Europe England: Bob Chilcott, arr: My Dancing Day Netherlands: Roy Hopp, arr: "Nu zijt wellekome" Spain: Joachin Nin-Culmell, arr: La Virgen lava France: Elliot Forbes, arr: Joseph est bien Marie Norway: Kjell Svanaes, arr: Et lidet Barn saa lystelig Sweden: Olsson, arr: Guds Son är född (from Halland)
Eastern Europe Estonia: Veljo Tormis, arr.: Jõulud tulevad Latvia: Selga Mence, arr: Dedziet skalu, pütiet guni Armenia: Vahram Sargsyan, arr: Khorurd Metz Ukraine: Carol of the Bells
Africa Boniface Mganga: Natufurahi Siku Ya Leo (Kenya, Taita)
Asia - China Pengyou, Ting!