Sierra Master Chorale: “Caroling, Caroling Now We Go”

THE JOYOUS VOICES OF INCONCERT’S Sierra Master Chorale are a highlight of the holiday concert season in our region. From Beethoven’s ““Hallelujah Chorus” to Burt’s “Caroling, Caroling” and Biegel’s “Hanukah Fantasy,” this year’s concert is an eclectic and inspiring program. InConcert Sierra’s fall and winter lineup also is impressive:

October 21 Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott
Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott is a consummate artist who balances a versatile career as a soloist and collaborator. She performs over 100 concerts a year in a combination of solo recitals, concerti and chamber music. Her repertoire ranges from Bach and Haydn to Prokofiev and Wuorinen.

November 18 Philadelphia Brass
From the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to the heights of the Bolivian Andes, Philadelphia Brass has delighted audiences with virtuosity, artistry, and cohesiveness seldom heard in live chamber music. They have been enthusiastically praised for their diversity of repertoire, technical brilliance, and superb musicality.

December 15-16 Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra
This will be the final holiday concert led by the Chorale’s music director and conductor Ken Hardin, though Ken will continue as artistic director of InConcert Sierra. The choir has chosen favorites of past holiday concerts, and Ken has added his own favorites.

A Celebration of the Season:
Break Forth, J.S. Bach
Hodie Christus natus est, Poulenc
O Magnum Mysterium, Gabriel
Hanukah Fantasy, Biegel
“Hallelujah Chorus” from Christ on theMount of Olives, Beethoven
Caroling, Caroling (Alfred Burt medley), Mark Hayes
Breath of Heaven, Amy Grant
O Holy Night, David Clydesdale
Come Colours Rise, Grant McLachlan

January 20 Pianist Marc-André Hamelin
Hamelin is ranked among the elite of world pianists for his blend of musicianship and virtuosity, as well as for his exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.

February 17 Ensemble Schumann
Selling out chamber halls all over the country, this colorful and unique combination of instruments brings together three outstanding artists: Tom Gallant, oboe; Steve Larson, viola; and Sally Pinkas, piano.

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