CAS Lessons and Carols

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 7 PM
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
614 Main Street, Racine, WI 5340

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 4 PM
First United Methodist Church
919 60th Street, Kenosha, WI 5314

Beautiful choral music and ancient readings will bring the wonder of the Christmas story to you. Join us for our 21st performance of the beloved Lessons and Carols. Baritone Nicholas Barootian will be the featured soloist in works by Cornelius and Howells. You’re warmly invited to join us in some of the area’s most beautiful venues. Listen to your favorite Christmas music, sing along with “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” Share fellowship (and cookies) as we welcome in the Advent season of hope and love.

First presented in a wooden structure in 1880, Lessons and Carols became an international treasure through its annual performances in the Chapel of Kings College, Cambridge, beginning in 1918. Famous carols and stunning holiday offerings are at the core of this beloved CAS tradition. The CAS performance in St. Luke’s is part of the church’s 175th-anniversary celebration. This will be CAS’s first performance at First United Methodist Church in Kenosha, which is a favorite of local concert-goers. Both venues offer beautiful surroundings and fine acoustics.


Tickets will be available at the door for both performances.
Adults $17, Seniors $14, Students $5 by cash or check made out to Choral Arts Society


 Music Selections:

Prelude Improvisation – Ola Gjeilo
Hodie Christus natus est – Gregorian Chant – arr. B. Britten
E’en So Lord Jesus, Quickly Come – P. Manz
Processional Torches – John Joubert
Jesus Christ The Apple Tree – E. Poston
O come, O come, Emmanuel – arr. D. Willcocks
Sir Christèmas – W. Mathias
A Spotless Rose – H. Howells, Baritone – Nicholas Barootian
Ave Maria – S. Rachmaninoff
Child In A Manger – Celtic Traditional – arr. J. Rutter
The Shepherd’s Pipe Carol – J. Rutter
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – D. Willcocks
The Three Kings – P. Cornelius, Baritone – Nicholas Barootian
The Glory of the Father – E. Hovland
O Come All Ye Faithful – D. Willcocks
The Postlude: In Dulci Jubilo – J.S. Bach
A Choral Farewell: The Lord Bless you and Keep You – J. Rutter