Community Chorus of Redlands
The Community Chorus of Redlands, a choral ensemble of 70 voices directed by Jeffrey H. Rickard, will present A Concert of Anthems, Readings, and Carols for the Christmas season at our church on Friday, December 8th beginning at 8:00pm.
This program will also be repeated at Faith Lutheran Church, 12449 California St, Yucaipa, on Saturday, December 9th at 4:00pm and at St. Rita Catholic Church, 321 North Baldwin, Sierra Madre on Sunday, December 10th at 4:00pm.
A wide variety of sacred Christmas anthems and carols will be offered including works by Alan Bullard, Rene Clausen, Craig Courtney, Howard Helvey, Norman Luboff, Felix Mendelssohn, K. Lee Scott, Z. Randall Stroope, John Rutter, Mack Wilberg, and Mr. Rickard. As in the past, several traditional carols will be sung by audience and choir, accompanied by a Chamber Ensemble of Strings, Winds, Harp, Piano and Organ.
Readings from several sacred and secular sources will be read by Patrick Anderson and Mary Beth Richardson.
Ensemble XXI, an ensemble of 30 voices, will join this presentation and offer unaccompanied carols by English and American composers.
This presensation – 90 minutes in length – is free of charge, although a free-will offering will be received in support of the participating ensembles. Hope you can join us!