Christmas with the ASO

Capture the heart of the holidays with the Orchestra’s iconic story of Christmas, created by its legendary conductor and choral master Robert Shaw five decades ago. Director of Choruses Norman Mackenzie and a majestic cast of over 400 musicians and singers bring to life the Greatest Story Ever Told.

Holiday

Atlanta Symphony Hall

Ticket Prices: $29 – $60
Performance dates

Thursday, December 6, 2012 8:00 pm
Friday, December 7, 2012 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2012 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2012 8:00 pm

Program

  • Composer
    Title
    Listen
    Notes
  • Part One - Prophecy and Advent
    "O Come, Emmanuel" - arr. Parker
    "And the Glory of the Lord" from Messiah - Handel
    Praeludium, Sostenuto ma non troppo from Missa Solemnis - Beethoven
    "Gloria" from Gloria - Poulenc
    "Heavenly Light" - Kopylov
    "The First Nowell" 3 verses - arr. Willcocks
     
     
  • Part Two - The Stable
    "Hodie Christus natus est” from A Ceremony of Carols - Britten
    "Wolcum Yole!" from A Ceremony of Carols - Britten
    “O Magnum Mysterium” (Begin m. 19) - Lauridsen
    "There Is a Rose in Flower" - Brahms/Leinsdorf
    "Oh, Po' Little Jesus" - arr. dePaur
    "Go Where Send Thee" - arr. Caldwell/Ivory
    "Here Mid the Ass and Oxen Mild" - arr. Shaw
    Largo from “Winter” of The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
    "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" - arr. Rutter
    "Away in a Manger" - arr. Parker
    "O Holy Child" - Michael Cox
    "March of the Kings" - arr. Shaw/Parker
    "Farandole" from L'Arlésienne - Bizet
    “Bogoroditse Devo” (Virgin Mother of God) from Vespers - Rachmaninoff
    "Betelehemu" - Olatunji/Whalum
    "Hallelujah!" from Messiah - Handel
     
     
  • Part Three - Around the Christmas Tree
    “March” from Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky
    “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky
    "Trepak" from Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky
    “The Boar’s Head” - arr. Shaw/Parker
    "I Saw 3 Ships" and "Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly" from Suite No. 4 The Many Moods of Christmas - Bennett
     
     
  • Part Four - Adoration
    "El Cant des Ocells" ("The Song of the Birds") - arr. Casals
    “Coventry Carol” - arr. Shaw
    “The Shepherds’ Farewell to the Holy Family” (v. 1 & 3) from L’Enfance du Christ - Berlioz
    "Dona nobis pacem" from Mass in B-Minor - Bach
    "Adeste, fideles" - arr. Parker