Sharing the Spirit Worldwide
The mission of the Falmouth Chorale is to share with our
audiences the joy of singing and to communicate with passion the marvelous and varied choral music which has been created over the centuries.
Passionate Voices of the Upper Cape
Saturday December 8, 2018 1PM [family friendly]
Saturday December 8, 2018 4PM
Sunday December 9, 2018 4PM
First Congregational Church, Falmouth
FALMOUTH CHORALE PRESENTS HOLIDAY CONCERT:
“ON EARTH, PEACE”
The Falmouth Chorale, led by Artistic Director John Yankee, invites the community to make music a part of their holiday celebrations. Performances of the Chorale’s always-popular holiday concert, “On Earth, Peace,” are scheduled for Saturday, December 8, 1:00 and 4:00 PM and Sunday, December 9, 4:00 PM, at First Congregational Church, 68 Main Street, Falmouth.
The festively decorated church on the Village Green provides the perfect setting for works such as Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols, selections from Oratorio de Noël by Camille Saint-Saëns, John Rutter’s arrangement of Here We Come A-Wassailing, Michael Praetorius’ Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, and an audience sing-along of familiar carols.
The Chorale will be joined by young singers from Falmouth Academy who will present a set of their own. A string quartet will join pianist Stephanie Weaver to accompany the Chorale and provide an instrumental interlude.
And through it all, John Yankee has wound a stunning variety of settings of the prayer for peace: Dona Nobis Pacem. In the program’s concluding work, “Give us peace” is sung by an eight-part choir in English, Latin and Japanese while others speak the word “peace” in as many as 40 different languages.
Again, this year, the Chorale offers a family-friendly version of the concert, starting at 1:00 PM on Saturday, December 8. This shorter performance includes some selections from the full-length concert but also features more narration from the conductor and the favorite of children of all ages, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.
These popular holiday concerts sell out. Concertgoers are urged to buy their tickets early and to consider giving the gift of tickets to friends and family. Tickets are available in advance for $25 from Chorale members or at the usual outlets: Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, Uncle Bill’s Country Store in North Falmouth, Market Street Bookshop in Mashpee Commons and Titcomb’s Book Shop in East Sandwich. Student tickets are $5. Tickets at the door cost $30.
Special pricing for Saturday’s family-friendly concert, appropriate for accompanied school-age children, is $5 for children and $15 for adults, with a $35 per family maximum for two adults and children. To purchase tickets or learn more, visit www.falmouthchorale.org, call 774-392-2383, or follow the Chorale on Facebook.