Holiday Joy, December 17, 2011, Popejoy Hall

Date: Saturday 17 December 2011

Time: 06:00pm

Randol Bass, conductor/arranger
Javier Gonzalez, tenor
Mayor Richard J. Berry, Narrator
The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John/ Maxine Thevenot, director
The Manzano Day School Chorus/ Louis Loomis, director

R. Bass: Fanfare, “Joy to the World”
Handel/ Mozart: Messiah (excerpt)
       Javier Gonzalez, tenor
Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Nutcracker (excerpts)
A. Reed:  Russian Christmas Music
arr. Norris:  Chanukah Medley
Arr. Greg Gilpin: Wreath of Carols
L. Anderson:  Sleigh Ride 
N. Rimsky-Korsakov:  “Dance of the Tumblers” from The Snow Maiden
R. Vaughan-Williams:  Fantasia on Greensleeves
B. Broughton: overture from Miracle on 34th Street
H.  Blake:  “We’re Walking in the Air”  from The Snowman
arr. R. Bass: “The Night Before Christmas”
arr. R. Bass: “White Christmas”
arr. R. Bass: A Feast of Carols
arr. R. Bass: “Jingle Bells” Finale

About Randol Bass:  As a composer, Bass has achieved an impressive array of performances and commissions by prestigious ensembles throughout the U.S., among these: the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra.   Read more…

About Javier Gonzalez: Javier Gonzalez, a native of Southern California, studied vocal performance at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland.  Read more…

About the Choir of the Cathedral of St. John: The Cathedral Choir is recognized as one of the finest choral ensembles in the region. Read more…

About Dr. Maxine Thevenot, Director of Cathedral Music: Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Maxine Thévenot is one of North America’s leading young choral directors. Read more…

About the Manzano Day School chorus: The Manzano Day School Chorus is a non-auditioned group comprised of the entire fourth and fifth grades of the school. Read more…

About Louis Loomis, Director of the Manzano Day School Chorus: Director Louise Loomis received both Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music Education degrees from the University of New Mexico. Read more…

Program Book

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