Bel Canto Company: Holiday Reflections

Open bookThis Carolina Live program is a Christmas delight, a concert by the Greensboro vocal group Bel Canto containing an abundance of familiar traditional music of the season, as well as pieces that are not quite as well known.  From classical works by Handel, Mendelssohn and Praetorius to spirituals such as Go Tell It On The Mountain, this holiday offering such certainly has enough “gifts” to make your holiday merry indeed!


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Bel Canto Company
Welborn Young Artistic Director and conductor
Christy Wisuthseriwong, accompanist 

Abbie Betinis: In the Bleak Midwinter

Handel: For Unto Us a child Is Born from Messiah

Craig Courtney: How Great Our Joy 

Paul Sjolund: Away In a Manger 

Shawn Kirchner: Brightest and Best

Brian Kay: Somerset Wassail

The First Noel arrangement by Dan Forrest

Go Tell It on the Mountain arrangement by Stacey Gibb

Michael Praetorius: Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming

Mack Wilberg: I Saw Three Ships

Silent Night


Salem College Chorale and Chamber Choir
Sonja Sepulveda, conductor

Timothy Olsen, organ

O Come O Come Immanuel 

Gaudete and Balulalow

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear 

Away in a Manger 

Carol of the Bells

Morning Star 

O Holy Night, Meditation

Peace Peace and Silent Night

Angels We Have Heard on High

Joy to the World


Music Department, Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte
James R. Jones, Director of Music and Organ

Chancel Choir

Chamber Singers

da Capo Brass

Myers Park Bells

Nancy Hamff, flute

Robert Moody, cello

Corine Brouwer, violin

Sarah Markle, cello

Brian Winegardener, trumpet


Morten Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night

This Christmastide (Jesse’s Carol) arranged by Ken Gist

Dan Forrest: The Hands That First Held Mary’s Child

Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella arranged by Howard Helvey

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day arranged by Jay Rouse

Lara Haggard: Personent Hodie

Ding Dong Merrily on High arrangement by Charles Evans

Dan Forrest: The Work of Christmas

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