Counterpoint and Welcome, Christmas!

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At 8PM on VPR & VPR Classical, it’s a special Christmas eve with Vermont’s own Counterpoint.

At 9pm on VPR Classical, it’s VocalEssence ensemble with "Welcome, Christmas!" – a
lovely program of favorite and contemporary carol arrangements. 

At 9pm on VPR, Walter Parker presents Blanche Moyse conducting Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

Visit the VPR Holiday Page for the full schedule of Holiday Programming… and more!


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“A Counterpoint Christmas”

Counterpoint, Robert DeCormier, director

Roger Grow, conducting



Herbert Howells:  A
Spotless Rose 

Andrea Gabrieli:  O
Magnum Mysterium 

Anton Bruckner:  Virga


Maurice Durufle:  Ubi

Daniel Read:  Sherburne

Franz Biebl:  Ave


Peter Hamlin: Behold the Wonder of This Night 

William Billings: Shiloh (Me thinks I
See an Heavenly Host)

John Joubert: There is No Rose


Trad. Italian (arr. Robert DeCormier):  Dormi, dorni o bel bambin’

Franz Gruber (arr. Malcolm Sargent):  Silent Night

Randall Thompson: 




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“Welcome Christmas” 

VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers
Philip Brunelle, conductor
Randal Davidson, psalter Jhony Garcia, quena, quenilla, quenacho and zamponas
Dave Hagedorn, percussion Sonja Thompson, organ Min Kim, harp
Greg Hippen, double bass Charles Hodgson, French horn Christopher Kachian,

Stephen Paulus: The Ship Carol, from Jesu Carols
Scott Ethier: A Mother’s Carol
Peter Hilliard: Christ’s Nativity
Libby Larsen: Beautiful Star
James Pierpont: Jingle Bells

Traditional, arr. Leland Sateren: When Christmas Morn is

Richard Rodney Bennett: My Dancing Day
Robert Wetzler: Noel, my Jesus
Traditional: Ya viene el Ni’ito
Diego Luzuriaga: El Nino de los Andes: Selections
Conrad Susa: A Christmas Garland
Dominick Argento: Gloria






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