Festival of Christmas - Saturday

Dr. Bruce Kotowich conducting the UWindsor Chamber ChoirDr. Bruce Kotowich conducting the UWindsor Chamber Choir
Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 19:30

Festival of Christmas

UWindsor Chamber Choir

University Singers

Dr. Bruce Kotowich, director

Heritage Auditorium, Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.
Windsor’s holiday musical tradition, the Festival of Christmas, returns to the acoustically excellent Heritage Auditorium in Assumption Hall for two performances – Saturday, December 10, 7:30 pm AND Sunday, December 11, 2:30 pm! Come hear the UWindsor Chamber Choir and University Singers under the direction of Dr. Bruce Kotowich, perform seasonal favourites and new choral works for the Holiday Season including a new choral work by Canadian composer Larry Nickel, “An A cappella Christmas Cantata!“
Composer Larry Nickel talks about his new work, “An A cappella Christmas Cantata”:
Pregnant out of wedlock and then claiming virginity: imagine people rolling their eyes, “Ya right! Tell me another one!” Humble Mary walked across the countryside to visit her cousin, who was also pregnant - with John the Baptist. As Mary approached the door, Elizabeth’s baby leaped inside her. 30 years later John would baptize Jesus in the Jordan River and eventually be beheaded at the request of Herod’s seductive wife. There are rare and extenuating parts of the Christmas narrative and this Cantata touches on a few. The tiny baby on a bed of straw is the simple charming picture most of us envision at Christmas. The life of Christ changed the direction of the entire world. There is hope, love and redemption for us all; I’m an ardent believer. I am so pleased and feel honoured that Dr. Kotowich with such fantastic young singers are conveying this message.    Larry Nickel

Tickets: $15 Adults/Seniors; $5 Students (with ID). The Box Office and Online ticket store are closed on weekends. Not to worry, tickets will be available for purchase at the door up to on hour before the performance. Cash only at the door.

Festival of Christmas Repertoire

Chamber Choir
From the choral canon:
Pergolesi-Excelsus super omnes gentes Dominus
Bouzignac-Noe, Noe! Pastores, Cantate Domino
Sweelink-Hodie! Christus natus est
Modern Classics:
Willan-The Three Kings
Whitacre-Lux Aurumque
Sandtrom:Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming
Holiday Favorites:
Arr. Luboff-Still, Still, Still
Arr. Andrew-Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Arr. Shaw-Let It Snow
Arr. Scott-‘Round the Glory Manger
University Singers:
Modern Canadian:
Nickel-An A cappella Christmas Cantata (to be recorded)
Seasonal Favorites:
Arr. Simone-Do You Hear What I Hear?
Nickel- Miles to Go

UWindsor Chamber Choir 2016-2017

Nicole Anderson
Celina Bechard
Hannah Campeau
Jennifer Desaulniers
Taylor Pare
Madison Toulouse
Rachel Dundas
Lilly Korkontzelos
Pia Lampitoc
Rachel Loerts
Angelica Sciacca
Parker Schaefer
Cody Weldon
Quin McCarthy
Shaun McPhferson
Mark Fizzell
Brady Anderson
Aaron Beaudette
Jacob Flynn
Robert Hayes
Peter Stratil

University Singers

Nicole Anderson
Raquel Aranjo
Hannah Campeau
Meaghan Carpentier
Aimee Clifford
Caroline Dillon
Tulin Fadel
Emily Houchen
Gabrielle Johnstone
Alana Natis
Michelle Nguyen
Taylor Paré
Jennifer Raiger
Trisha Thrasher
Madison Toulouse
Marijana Zec
Amy Blok
Natalie Culmone
Valene Daniel
Allison Knight
Lillian Korkontzelos
Pia Lampitoc
Rachel Loerts
Kasey Martins
Andrea Obeid
Audrey Schumacher
Angelica Sciacca
Sarah Sundac
Melissa Tracey
Jessika Veigli
Alana Wevers
Mark Fizzel
David Florunso
Aidan Johnson-Bujold
Joshua Klein
Quinn McCarthy
Parker Schaefer
Parker Manson
Cody Weldon
Alexander Abbruzzese
Aaron Beaudette
Mitchell Corrent
Logan Fletcher
Aaron Gasparini
Robert Haynes
Dylan Iannicello
Logan Adlam
Colin Cooper
Erik Dutka
Jacob Flynn
Konrad Jarecki
Francois LePage
Peter Stratil
Daniel Turner

Photo of the north entrance to Assumption HallThe Heritage Auditorium is located in Assumption Hall, 400 Huron Church Rd.

Assumption Hall is located at 400 Huron Church Rd., between University Avenue and Wyandotte St. W., on the west side of the University of Windsor campus. The only door to the building that is accessible is located on the north side of the building, closest to the CAW Student Centre. It is identifiable by the lighter colour brick than the rest of the building.  This entrance has both steps and a ramp, making it handicap accessible.
Parking: street parking is free after 6:00 pm Mondays thru Saturdays and all day on Sunday; there is a pay and display lot located immediately south of Assumption Hall off Huron Church Rd.; and Assumption Church’s paid parking lot is accessible off University Ave.
Susan McKee