A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS
Friday, December 13, 2019
The High Center, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown College - new location
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg
Guest artist: Ai-lin Hsieh, cello
Daniel Dorty, organ
(15 minutes prior to each concert)
"Expecting Wonder and Joy"
From the anticipation of the Advent story, to the hushed awe of the Nativity scene, to the exhilaration of traditional carols sung together with you, our audience, this year’s Candlelight Christmas reflects the mystery and magic of the season.
Enjoy beloved classics interwoven with new and creative settings of familiar texts, some featuring guest cellist Ai-lin Hseih, in a concert that has become a treasured celebration of the beauty and meaning of Christmas.
Elaine Hagenberg: O Come, Emmanuel
John Rutter: Carol of the Magi
Ola Gjeilo: Serenity (O Magnum Mysterium)
Donald McCullough’s arrangement: What Child is This?
Spirituals: Stacey Gibbs’ Rise Up Shepherd and Follow, and Uzee Brown Jr.’s Mary Had a Baby
We invite you to find a respite from the busy rush of the holidays and savor the wonder and joy of Christmas in beautiful settings surrounded by glorious music. Let the signature sound of the Susquehanna Chorale, captured in timeless music of the season, once again give voice to peace and hope. Join us for A Candlelight Christmas.