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New Jersey Chamber Singers

New Jersey Chamber Singers

Dec 9th 2016 @ United Methodist Church

Red Bank, NJ
I Was There
Friday, December 9th, 2016
8:00 PM
United Methodist Church
247 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
New Jersey Chamber Singers are proud to present a new dimension to your Christmas experience with A Ceremony of Carols.  Cloaked in mystery, this concert program features music for harp and choir that will transport you to another world – a world of medieval poetry.  Benjamin Britten’s beloved Ceremony of Carols was written in 1942 while he was crossing the Atlantic on a Swedish cargo ship.  While the ship was called into Halifax, he purchased a copy of The English Galaxy of Shorter Poems, which inspired him to write this haunting sequence of carols.  In 2002, Frank Ferko composed A Festival of Carols also for harp and choir, which features Christmas carol texts by 19th-century, American poets.  Interspersed within this rich current of ancient and modern music, familiar carols will complete this unforgettable concert experience.