Alice Parker will be in residence with the MIT Choirs from Dec. 5-7 concluding with a program featuring Ms. Parker's arrangements.
Bill Cutter, DMA
Director of Choral Programs, MIT
Conducting faculty, The Boston Conservatory
Assistant conductor, The Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Friday, Dec. 7, 8pm, Kresge Auditorium, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Saints Bound for Heaven (Traditional) Arr. Alice Parker / Robert Shaw
Wondrous Love (Traditional) Arr. Parker / Shaw
Hymn Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal (Traditional) Arr. Parker
Lauren Burke, soprano Anders Kaseorg, baritone
My Lord, What a Mornin’ (Spiritual) Arr. H.T. Burleigh (1866-1949)
I Got Shoes (Spiritual) Arr. Parker / Shaw
There’s a Light (Shaker Melody) Arr. William Cutter (b.1956)
Elijah Rock Arr. Jester Hairston (1901-2000)
St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29 Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
4. The Dargason
My Gentle Harp (Irish) Arr. Alice Parker
Old Grandma (Canadian) Arr. Parker
Zhu Zhu, conductor
Joseph Turbessi, pianist
Irish Folk Song Arr. Arthur Foote (1853-1937)
Three Hungarian Folk Songs Arr. Matyas Seiber (1905-1960)
1. The Handsome Butcher
2. Apple, apple
3. The Old Woman
Aupres de ma Blonde (French) Arr. Parker / Shaw
In my father’s garden the lilacs are blooming:
All the birds in the world come to make their nests.
Close to my blond how good it is to be!
All the birds in the world come to make their nests:
The quail, the turtle-dove, and the pretty partridge.
The quail, the turtle-dove, and the pretty partridge,
And my pretty dove that sings day and night.
And my pretty dove that sings day and night:
That sings for the maidens who have no husband.
What shall we do with a drunken sailor (English) Arr. Parker / Shaw
Tommy Barth, conductor
Bethlehem Down Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
Rachel Fernandes, Maria Elena Martinez - sopranos
Kelly Alioth Drinkwater, Aishwarya Narayan – altos
Bhaskar Balaji, Victor Abraham Morales – tenors
Chris Jones, Troy Welton – basses
From Seven Carols for Christmas Arr. Parker
1. O Come, Emmanuel
2. Away in a manger
3. So Blest a sight – Julia Berk, soprano; Troy Welton, bass
4. Good Christian Men, Rejoice