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A Boychoir Christmas

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Concordia University—Chapel of the Holy Trinity

4090 Geddes Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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The Boychoir of Ann Arbor, led by Music Director, Dr. John Boonenberg, presents the 32nd annual performance of "A Boychoir Christmas" featuring beloved and modern classics of the choral Christmas repertoire, with selections representing varied styles and time periods.

Following the traditional processional hymn "Once in royal David's city," with soaring boy soprano solo, the program quickly accelerates into Paul Mealor’s jubilant and virtuosic setting of the “Magnificat,” followed by acclaimed composer Abbie Betinis’ reimagining of the quintessential carol “In the Bleak Mid-Winter.” “Nigh Bethlehem,” by Alfred Burt, will serve the yearly Boychoir tradition of presenting a Burt Family Carol. Other selections include the sparkling “Hodie Christus Natus Est” by Sweelinck, a lovely arrangement of “Mary’s Cradle Song” set to the iconic tune by Max Reger, and the transcendent “Bogoroditse Devo,” by Rachmaninoff. The Boychoir is committed to championing and performing the works of young, modern composers, and will be presenting both “The Shepherds’ Hymn” by David von Kampen and “Arise, Shine!” by Jacob B. Weber.

Traditional hymns with audience participation will include "Hark! the herald angels sing", and "O come, all ye faithful.” John Gardner's setting of "Tomorrow shall be my dancing day,” which has been sung at every performance of "A Boychoir Christmas" will close the performance. The Boychoir of Ann Arbor is directed by Dr. John Boonenberg, in his second year as Music Director, of this renowned local choir of all boys (ages 8 to 18). Award-winning organist Dr. Naki Sung-Kripfgans will accompany “A Boychoir Christmas.” This popular traditional annual concert will feature the Preparatory Choir, the Performing Choir, and the Young Men's Ensemble of The Boychoir of Ann Arbor.



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4090 Geddes Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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