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Bill Morelock

Christmas at Luther

with Bill Morelock
December 18, 2006, 7 p.m. CT
Christmas at LutherUnto Us a Child Is Born

Welcome to this 25th anniversary celebration of Christmas at Luther. Through live performances and television broadcasts, hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed this Luther College tradition, which PBS calls "one of the country's finest collegiate music programs." In this performance, over 600 student musicians will illumine the Christmas Gospel in joyful praise.

Order of Performance

Love Came Down at Christmas (Edwin Fissinger, arr Mary Kay Geston)
Pike Kor/Sandra Peter, cond

Processional: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (arr Mack Wilberg)
combined choirs, orchestra and audience/Craig Arnold, cond

Out of the Orient Crystal Skies (Richard Zgodava)
Nordic Choir/Craig Arnold, cond

Fantasia on "Greensleeves" (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Baldwin, cond

Quoniam tu solus sanctus from Mass in C Major (Ludwig van Beethoven)
combined choirs and Symphony Orchestra/Sandra Peter, cond

O Day Full of Grace (arr F Melius Christiansen)
Nordic Choir/Craig Arnold, cond

Silent Night (Franz Gruber and Fr Josef Mohr, arr Mack Wilberg)
combined choirs and Symphony Orchestra/Timothy Peter, cond
This arrangement was commissioned for Christmas at Luther 2006 by Pete and Judy Duelo in memory of Nicholas Duelo '03

Carillon from L'Arlesienne Suite #1 (Georges Bizet)
Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Baldwin, cond

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy (arr Stephen Hatfield)
Cantorei/Linda Martin, cond

Noél Ayisyen (A Haitian Noël) (Emile Desamours)
Collegiate Chorale, singing in Haitian Creole/Timothy Peter, cond

Noel: Votre Bonté Grand Dieu (Claude Balbastre)
Gregory Peterson, organ

The Many Moods of Christmas (Suite Three) (arr Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett)
combined choirs and Symphony Orchestra/Craig Arnold, cond

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