A Candlelight Christmas
The wonders of the season and the quiet joys of tradition unite in the Susquehanna Chorale’s Candlelight Christmas concerts.
- Friday, December 14, 2018
The High Center, Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
- Saturday, December 15, 2018
Church of the Brethren, Elizabethtown, PA
- Sunday, December 16, 2018
Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, PA
This year’s Candlelight Christmas is a pull-out-all-the stops celebration of the joy of the season, resplendent with the sounds of brass and percussion along with organ and audience participation.
We move from a majestic, candlelit processional featuring Lara Hoggaard’s Personent Hodie (“on this day”) to the quiet serenity of Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria.
The Dream Isaiah Saw, inspired by a text based on Isaiah’s vision of peace and harmony among God’s creation, delivers a poignant and powerful message of hope for the world.
The music of Dan Forrest will be featured in his ethereal The Work of Christmas, and the audience will be invited to sing along with Festive First Noel, accompanied by brass, organ, and percussion.
The Chorale will take you on A Musicological Journey through the 12 Days of Christmas, a comical and often-requested crowd favorite, before surrounding you with candlelight and closing with our signature Silent Night.