FINAL EVENT IN THE YEARLONG
LENOX 250TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
The Cantilena Chamber Choir
World’s Greatest Christmas Carols
Sunday, December 3, 3:00 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
88 Walker Street, Lenox
Cost includes Post-Concert Reception
$25 adults; $20 students/seniors; free for
children 12 years and under
The concert will include traditional carols and some new settings of old favorites by American composers. The concert will end with the premiere of the Lenox Suite for piano, violin and choir written by Moshe Knoll as a tribute to Lenox’s 250th Anniversary. Mr. Knoll and Laura Goldberg, violinist, both serve on the faculty of Lenox’s Belvoir Terrace.
Allyn Burrows, artistic director at Shakespeare and Company, will be the narrator.
Other choral favorites on the program will be Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols, a medley of Christmas Spirituals arranged by Chanticleer and favorite carol settings by John Rutter, Eric Barnum and Paul Halley. There is much more, plus a carol sing-along.
The Cantilena Choir, now in its fourteenth season, is a three-time recipient of a grant award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the only Berkshire choir so honored. It is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Choral Arts New England’s Alfred Nash Patterson Award for unique programming. Andrea Goodman, the founder and director of the choir, also serves as the Music Director for the annual summer Saratoga Choral Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York.