The third annual Christmas Concert of the Virginia Glee Club was held in Old Cabell Hall on December 19, 1943. Stephen Tuttle directed and Randall Thompson was the accompanist. The concert featured an appearance by a Madrigal Group composed of women from the University community.

Program[edit | edit source]

  • Adeste Fidelis (Essay on the Church Plain Chant, 1782) (Audience, Glee Club, Madrigal Group)
  • Masters in this hall (French carol, arr. Gustav Holst) (Glee Club, Madrigal Group)
  • To shepherds by night (German carol, arr. Stephen Tuttle) (Glee Club)
  • Personent hodie (from 'Piae Cantiones 1582', arr. G. Holst) (Glee Club)
  • The first Nowell (English traditional carol) (Audience, Glee Club, Madrigal Group)
  • Les anges dans nos campagnes (18th Century French carol, arr. Archibald T. Davison) (Glee Club)
  • Break forth O beauteous, heavenly light (from the 'Christmas Oratorio') (Johann Sebastian Bach) (Glee Club)
  • O little town of Bethlehem (Lewis Henry Redner, 1831-1908) (Audience, Glee Club, Madrigal Group)
  • A dream of Christmas (Gustav Holst, 1874-1934) (Madrigal Group)
  • Hasten, shepherds! (Spanish (Galician), Panxolina de Natal, arr. S.D.T) (Glee Club)
  • Joy to the world (George Frederic Handel (?) 1685-1759) (Audience, Glee Club, Madrigal Group)
  • While by my sheep (17th century German carol) (Glee Club)
  • I sing of a maiden (Martin Shaw, 1875-) (Madrigal Group and members of the Glee Club)
  • Silent Night (Franz Grüber (1787-1863)) (Audience, Glee Club, Madrigal Group)
  • Balulalow (Peter Warlock (1894-1930)) (Glee Club)
  • Le miracle de St. Nicholas (Traditional French carol, arr. A.T. Davison) (Glee Club and Madrigal Group, solo James H. Bash)
  • To thee alone be glory (from Cantata 4) (J. S. Bach) (Glee Club)
  • Hark, the herald angels sing (Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847) (Audience, Glee Club, Madrigal Group)

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1943 Christmas Concert program
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