December 11 and 13, 2015

Hodie, Vaughan Williams, with Jurate Svedaite, soprano, Steven Humes, tenor, Chrstopher Grundy, bass, Abby Bruce, Laura Gladd, Elizabeth Ramirez-Medina, Hallie Sorensen, PamTagliarini, (semichorus); Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming, Sametz, with Allyn Donath, harp; Gaudete, Sametz; Magnificat, Morales, with Anthony Carrano, cantor; Fantasia on Christmas Carols, Vaughan Williams, with Christopher Grundy, bass; O Come, all ye faithful, trad. arr. Willcox; Shepherds Pipe Carol, Rutter; While Shepherds watched, Parker; Behold a Star, (from Christus), Mendelssohn; Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Gardner; The  first Noel, trad. arr. Willcox; O Holy night, Adam, arr. Wilberg, with Jurate Svedaite, soprano, Steven Humes, tenor; Bashana Haba’ah, Hirsch arr. Leavitt; Angels we have heard on high, arr. Wilberg; at Christ the King Church, Old Lyme, CT with Dr. Steven Bruce, Conductor , Con Brio Chorus and Festival Orchestra

December 12, 14, 2014

The Star-Spangled Banner Smith arr. Buck; Magnificat in C Major D 486 Schubert with Adèle Paxton, Soprano, Karli Gilberston, Contralto, Ransome Bruce, Tenor, Greg Flower, Bass; Cantus Natalis Stroope (composed 2007) with Adèle Paxton, Soprano, Karli Gilberston, Mezzo Soprano, Donna Bishop-Seaton, Contralto; Gloria from Mass in D Op. 86 Dvorak; Ave Maria Victoria with Anthony Carrano, Cantor; Ave Maria Biebl; Wachet Auf Op. 12 No.6 Distler; Here we come a-wassailing Trad. arr. Rutter; O, Come all Ye Faithful, arr, Willcocks; Hodie, Gabrieli (for 10 part choir); In Dulco Jubilo, Scheidt; Jingle, Bells Pierpoint arr. Willcocks; O Jerusalem in the Morning Trad. arr. Jennings with Adèle Paxton, Soprano; Hanerot Halalu Cohon arr. Chass; I saw Three Ships Trad. arr. Wilberg; at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 13, 15, 2013

Trad. arr Riese, A Choral Fantasy God rest Ye merry, Gentlemen; Jenkins, Gloria; trad. arr. Mager, Ding Dong! Merrily on High; Stroope Winter; Fraser, Jessye’s Carol; Mozart Magnificat from Vesperae de Dominica, with Cynthia Mellon, Contralto; Mendelssohn arr. Willcocks Hark! the Herald Angels Sing; Mendelssohn, Im Advent and Weihnachten from Sechs Spruche; Gabrieli, Angelus et Pastores, arr. Jaques, Good King Wencelas, trad. arr. Butler Glory, Hallelujah to the New Born King, with Cynthia Mellon Contralto, Mason arr. Wilberg, Joy to the World; at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 7, 9, 2012

Handel, Dixit Dominus, (with Patricia Schuman, Soprano, Danielle Munsell Howard, Soprano, Clea Huston, Alto, Bill Sorensen, Tenor, Karl Stofko, Bass); Walker, Rejoice; arr. Willcocks, O come, all ye Faithful; Willan, The Three Kings; Gabrieli, Gloria from Sacrae Symponae 1597; Jagoda arr. Beale, Ocho Kandelikas; Hogan, Glory, Glory, Glory to the newborn King (with Patricia Schuman, Soprano); Pinkham, Gloria in Excelsis from Christmas Cantata; at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce, with composer Dr. Gwyneth Walker in attendance

December 9, 11, 2011

Bach Magnificat, BWV 243, complete with Freut euch und Jubiliert and Gloria in Excelsis, (Patricia Schuman, Soprano, Adele Paxton.Soprano; Clea Houston, Contralto,Dann Coakwell, Tenor; Ben Thornburn, Bass): Walker: Alpha and Omega, (Adele Paxton, Soprano, Clea Houston, Contralto; Ben Thornburn,Bass): Lauridson. O Magnum Mysterium: Gabrielli: O Magnum Mysterium: Courtney, A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas: arr. Willcocks O Come all you Faithful: Trad, Riu, Riu, Chiu and Dadme Albricias Hijos d’Eva: arr Wilburg O Holy Night (Patricia Schuman, Soprano, Dann Coakwell, Tenor): at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce, with composer Dr. Gwyneth Walker in attendance

December 10-12, 2010

Christmas Concert Dec 10 and 12 and Mini Concert for Kids Dec 11 with ffortissimo the Clown (Matt Saltus) and Ransom Bruce: Puccini Messa di Gloria (Kyrie and Gloria) with Brian Cheney (tenor); Mechem Seven Joys of Christmas; Holst Christmas Day; Gabrielli Buccinate (19 part Motet); Poulenc Hodie Christus natus est; Bartolucci Jubilate Deo; The Twelve Days of Christmas arr. Rutter; Angels we have heard on high arr. Wilberg; Go Where I send Thee arr. Caldwell and Ivory, Hark the Herald Angels arr. Willcox at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

December 12, 2009

Mini Concert for Kids with ffortissimo the Clown (Matt Saltus) and Ransom Bruce featuring excerpts from December 11 concert: Cantata 191, Bach; Seven Joys of Christmas, Mecham; In Dulci Jubilo, Scheidt; A Christmas Garland, Susa (with Tom Crosby, Tenor, Paul Egan, Baritone, Tom Speer, Bass) at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

December 11, 2009

Bach Cantata 191 Gloria in Excelsis (with Patricia Schuman, Soprano and Ransom Bruce, Tenor); Patapan and Fum! Fum! Fum! from Seven Joys of Christmas, Mecham; There was a Pig went out to dig, arr. Grainger; A Christmas Garland, Susa (with Len Dongweck, Tenor, Larry Hamre, Baritone, Karl Stofko, Bass); Gloria in Excelsis from Mass, Bernstein; In Dulci Jubilo, Scheidt; Comfort Ye and Ev’ry Valley from Messiah, Handel (with Ransom Bruce, Tenor); Born in a Manger and Gentle Mary, Rogers and Kiirby arr. Marzuki, (with Patricia Schuman, Soprano); Gloria, Rutter (with Jenn Monroe, Soprano, Hallie Sorensen, Soprano, Clare Wurm, Alto) at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce.

December 12, 2008

Antonio Vivaldi Dixit Dominus Amen RV 807 (with Adele Paxton, soprano, Kristine Pekar, soprano, Margaret Tyler, mezzo soprano, Shari Wilcox, mezzo soprano, David-Marc Finley, tenor, Colin Britt, bass); Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols (with David Olsen, baritone); Mendelssohn Motets Im Advent and Weihnachten; J.S. Bach Wachet! Behtet! from Cantata 70; Amen from Cantata 61; Handel/Mason arr. Scott Weaver Joy to the World; Donald Fraser Jessye’s Carol; Arr Mack Wilberg The Virgin Mary had a baby Boy; Haydn Harmonie Messe – Dona Nobis Pacem; Christmas Carols at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 7, 2007

With Patricia Schuman, Kristine Pekar and Jack Anthony Pott: Respighi Laud to the Nativity; Pachelbel Magnificat; Two Chanakkah Songs Lo V’chayil and Al Ha-Nissim arr. Elliot Z. Levine; Rossini Cum Sancto Spirito from the Petite Messe Solennelle; Kodaly Christmas Dance of the Shepherds; Warlock Tyrley, Tyrlow; Arr. Dicie He is born; Arr. Willcocks Sussex Carol; Arr. Wilberg Angels we have heard on high; Christmas Carols at Christ The King Church, Old Lyme, CT, conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 3, 2007

Benefit for the ‘Friends of Harkness”, a preview of the December 7, 2007 concert as well as Christmas Carols, at the Harkness Mansion, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT.conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 8, 2006

With Ransom Bruce (Nicolas) and Truett Sparkman (boy Nicolas): Britten St Nicolas; Mathias Sir Christèmas; Biebl Ave Maria; Distler Wachet Auf; Jennings Christmas Spirituals Medley; Nelhybel Estampie Natalis at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Essex, CT.conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 4, 2006

Benefit for the ‘Friends of Harkness”, a preview of the December 8, 2006 concert as well as Christmas Carols, at the Harkness Mansion, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT. conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 5, 2005

Benefit for the ‘Friends of Harkness”, a preview of the December 9, 2005 concert as well as Christmas Carols, at the Harkness Mansion, Harkness Memorial State Park, Waterford, CT. conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 10, 2004

American and Italian Psalm Settings, Folk Songs on Christmas Melodies, Mozart Mass in B flat K.275,  Bach Fugue in G minor, after the style of Ward Swingle, Rachmaninov Ave Maria, Pergolesi Magnificat, Christmas Carols, at Old Lyme Congregational Church, Old Lyme, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

December 13, 2002

Handel Coronation Anthem (Zadok the Priest); Distler Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen; Bruckner Ave Maria; Sweelinck. Hodie; Bach Mass in B Minor (Sanctus), arr. Willcocks Master in this Hall, (Soloists: Abigail Bruce, Patricia Durham, Bob Quinby, Shari Wilcox, Bill Sorensen), Rutter Shepherd’s Pipe Carol; arr. Heath, Rise Up Shepherd; (Hallie, Sorensen, Soprano), Hogan, Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King; (soloist Pam Eberly); Handel, The King shall Rejoice; Sweelinck, Hodie, Christmas Carols, at Old Lyme Congregational Church, Old Lyme, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

Dec 8, 2000

Bach Magnificat (with Abigail Bruce, Soprano, Patricia Durham, Soprano, Katherine Irwin, Alto, Elissa Baldwin. Alto, David Marc-Finley Tenor, Greg Clark, Bass), Rutter Te Deum, Willan, Hodie and The Three Kings; Distler, Wachet Auf; arr. Willcocks, Rocking (with Elizabeth Santoro, Alto, Abigail Bruce, Soprano); Christmas Carols, Westbrook Congregational Church, Westbrook, CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

Dec 12, 1999

Shaw, Gloria in Excelsis; arr. Poston, Boar’s Head Carol (with Greg Clark, Bass) arr. Niles and Horton, I wonder as I wander, (with Bob Quinby, Tenor); arr. Willcocks, Tomorrow shall be my dancing day (with Abigail Bruce, Soprano); Duruflé, Ubi Caritas; Hodges, Manger Carol (with Pat Durham, soprano); Arr. Chilcott, The Gift; Bach, Gloria in Excelsis from Mass in B minor; Handel, Sing unto God – finale (with Jack Pott, tenor); Bach Break forth O Beauteous Heav’nly Light from Christmas Oratorio, Bass, Gloria in Excelsis; Christmas Carols, at First Congregational Church of Westbrook CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

May 2, 1999

Mozart Vesperae de Dominica K.321, (with Martha Oneppo, Soprano, Abby Bruce, Alto, Tom Heilman, Tenor, Karl Stofko, Bass); Morley, Now is the moth of Maying; Brahms, Da Unten in Tale; Sieber, Three Hungarian Folk Songs; Hall, High Barbary; arr. Erb Shenandoah; Rossini, La Passeggiata; arr. Luboff, Deep River (with Susan Forte, Alto); Dawson, Ain’t that good news; Burleigh, My Lord, what a morning; arr. Rutter, When the Saints go marching in , at First Congregational Church of Westbrook CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

Dec 1, 1998

Willan, Hodie, Christus natus est; Joubert, There is no Rose; (Abby Bruce, Pat Durham, Soprani, Susan Forte, Elizabeth Santoro, Joan Matz, Alti, Bob Quinby, Tom Heilman, Tenori, Alan Head, Doug White, Bassi: arr. Willcocks Polish Carol: ed. Greenberg Dadme Albricias; arr. Greenberg, Riu Riu Chiu (Tom Heilman, Tenor, Greg Clarke, Bass, Abby Bruce, Tambourine); harm. Wood Ding Dong merrily on High; Pinkham, Christmas Cantata: Bach Magnificat (selections), Trad. Wassail; Fink, What sweeter music; Thompson, Glory to God: Handel selections from Messiah (Dan Patrylak, Julia Caruk, Trumpet., Pat Durham, Soprano) Christmas Carols, at First Congregational Church of Westbrook CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce

Dec 2, 1997

Inaugural Concert Mecham, Seven Joys of Christmas: excerpts – Bells, Children, Dance, Song; Willan, Hodie; Rutter, Shepherd’s Pipe Carol; arr. Vaughan Williams O Little Town of Bethlehem; Mendelssohn, Behold a Star from Jacob Shining (from Christus); Holst, Christmas Day (with Michelle Hammond, Soprano, Abby Bruce, Soprano, Bob Quinby, Tenor); Joio, The Holy Infant’s lullaby; arr. Jacques, The Holy and the Ivy; Yon, Jesu Bambino (with Susan Forte, Alto, Bob Quinby, Tenor); Handel, Amen (from Messiah); Christmas Carols; at First Congregational Church of Westbrook CT conducted by Dr. Stephen Bruce