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VPR's Annual Holiday Concert

Herb Swanson
Dawn Willis conducts the Bella Voce Women's Chorus at VPR's annual holiday concert.

The Bella Voce Women's Chorus of Vermont, directed by Dawn Willis, performs familiar and lesser-known music for the holidays (details below).

Broadcast Thursday December 24 at 8 p.m. and Friday December 25 at 1 p.m.

Puer Nobis Nascitur (arr. Lana Walter)
Heather Aube, finger cymbals; Frank Whitcomb, hand drum

Lullaby, from Hodie (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Christine Richards, soprano; Frank Whitcomb, piano

Christus Natus Hodie (Lana Walter)
Glory Reinstein, conductor
Melissa Towle, piano

Dormi, Dormi, O Bel Bambin (arr. Robert De Cormier)
Heather Aube, mezzo-soprano

La Virgen Lava Panales (arr. Robert De Cormier)
Frank Whitcomb, piano

Angels We Have Heard on High (arr. Jay Althouse)

Psallite (Michael Praetorius; arr. Russell Robinson)

Dominus Vobiscum (Jacob Narverud)

Russian Dance, from Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky; arr. Jeff Funk)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. Hal H. Hopson)
Glory Reinstein, conductor
Rebecca Watson, flute; Jeri Bergdahl and Lizzy Carlson, handbells; Frank Whitcomb and Melissa Towle, piano

See Amid the Winter's Snow (arr. David Willcocks)
Annalise Shelmandine, conductor
Lizzy Carlson, soprano; Frank Whitcomb, piano

L'chu N'ran'nah (Robert Applebaum)
Heather Aube, tambourine; Frank Whitcomb, piano

E-en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come (Paul Manz)

I Saw Three Ships (arr. Michael Braz)
Colleen Flynn Campbell, soprano; Melissa Towle, mezzo-soprano; Frank Whitcomb, piano