December 10 and 12, 2021

Christmas Concerts at  Christ the King church, Old Lyme, with Dr. Stephen Bruce, Conductor, William J. Thomas composer/conductor,  and the Con Brio Festival Orchestra.

The concerts were dedicated to the memory of  Sheldon Baker (1943-2021), President of Con Brio (2006-2008).

Fanfare For Freedom, (newly commissioned by Con Brio for the occasion of its 25th Season), composed by William J. Thomas, Director of Music Ministries, Christ the King Church
Gloria (Cum Sancto movement from Petite Messe Solennelle), Rossini (1792 – 1868)
Joy to the World, Watts/Handel, arr. Wilberg
Gloria (from Mass in B minor), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Mary’s Lullaby, Rutter
Gloria (Quoniam Tu Solus Sanctus movement III), Rutter
Kyrie, (from Mass in F), Gabrieli (c.1554/57- 1612)
Kyrie, (from Mass in E major), Rheinberger (1839 – 1901)
*Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, Rutter
*Hodie Christus Natus Est, Willan (1880 – 1968)
The Three Kings, Housman/Willan (1880 -1968)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Wesley/Mendelssohn, arr. Willcocks (1919 -2015)
The Christmas Song, (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), Tormé/Wells arr. Hayes
Angels We Have Heard on High, Chadwick/French trad. arr. Wilberg

*These two pieces were performed at Con Brio’s inaugural concert on December 2, 1997, at the First Congregational Church of Westbrook, CT

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