The Choral Arts of Chattanooga will present A Ceremony of Carols, directed by Darrin Hassevoort, on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.
The concert will be at Second Presbyterian Church, 700 Pine St. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students and free for ages 11 and under. For tickets visit www.choralartsofchattanooga.org.
Review for A Ceremony of Carols:
The concert will include music to warm the heart – What were the angels thinking of before they sang to the shepherds? Christina Rosetti's poem "Love Came Down at Christmas" answers that question, set to music by Daniel E. Gawthrop. Music from far away – "Betelehemu" from Nigeria, sung in the Yoruba language. Music from here at home – "Mary Had a Baby" by Chattanooga's own Roland Carter. Music from one of our new favorite composers – "O Come, All Ye Faithful" by Dan Forrest. A beloved American composer's arrangement of an English carol – Alice Parker's "So Blest a Sight." Something international, a tune by Handel, adapted by American composer Lowell Mason and arranged by English composer John Rutter – "Joy to the World." And Benjamin Britten's magnificent "A Ceremony of Carols."