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A Winter Holiday Concert
CHARLES KAMM, conductor, Claremont Chamber Choir

The concert program will feature the hauntingly beautiful setting of the Magnificat text by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Also on the program are three stunning Latin motets by Renaissance composers: G. P. da Palestrina's Canite tuba, Hans Leo Hassler's Verbum caro factum est, and Heinrich Schütz's Cantate Domino. The Chamber Choir will offer three carols on the subject of the symbol of the Rose, by Michael Praetorius, John Joubert, and Herbert Howells, and two carols about bells, including a Finnish carol and the Russian Carol of the Bells. Rounding out the program is a selection of other seasonal carols such as Deck the Halls and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. The Claremont Chamber Choir is sponsored by the Joint Music Program and numbers 22 student singers representing all four class years as well as all the colleges of the Claremont Consortium. It is directed by Charles W. Kamm, assistant professor of music at Scripps College.

This promises to be an evening of good company, traditional holiday buffet, and beautiful music. Come and join your friends to celebrate the season and the grand finale of the Athenaeum’s fall semester.