Cantus at the Westminster Presbyterian Church

December 22, 2010

St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota Public Radio was happy to broadcast the annual Christmas With Cantus concert live from Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis Friday, Dec. 17th.

Cantus sang to a full house in Westminster's Great Hall and performed from their repertoire of sacred, modern and gospel music including their own arrangements and the broadcast premiere of "O Magnum Mysterium" by South Dakota composer Brian A. Schimdt, who was present for this performance.

Listen to the audio above, and check out the program notes here:

Psallite!--Welcome Christmas

"Heleluyan" -- Processional, arr. Skoog

"E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come" -- Paul O. Manz

"Psallite!" -- arr. Matti Hyokki

O Come, O Come Emmanuel--Ancient and Modern

"The Old Christmas Carol" -- Slovenian Carol, arr. J. Mocnik

"Veni Veni Emmanuel/Folkefrelsar til oss kom" -- plainchant, Norwegian, arr. Fugelseth

"Hail Mary" -- William L. Dawson

"O Magnum Mysterium" -- Brian Schmidt

"Ave Maria" -- Franz Biebl

Carol of the Bells

"Noel Nouvelete" -- arr. McGlynn

"Priidite poklonymsia" -- Rachmaninoff (from All-Night Vigil)

"Carol of the Bells" -- Leontonvich/Wilhousky

Little Drummer Boy

"Los Pastores" -- Ariel Ramirez "We Three Kings -- arr. Takach

"Pat-a-Drummer" -- arr. Ruschan/Foss/Davis

"Go Tell it on the Mountain" -- arr. Carolyn Jennings

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" -- Harry Simeone

Christmas Favorites

"Christmas Time is here (Chipmunks)" -- arr. Takach

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" -- arr. Foss

"White Christmas" -- arr. Cantus


"Man with the Bag" -- arr. Deke Sharon

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