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Chicago Children's Choir
Songs Of The Season

Song NameComposer
Processional, Gesu BambinoPietro A. Yon
Sing JoyfullyWilliam Bird
This ChristmastideDonald Fraser
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing DayJohn Gardner, Op. 75 No 2
Christmas SongMel Torme & Robert Wells
Riu Riu ChiuSpanish Carol
VehavtaBob Applebaum
Hacia Belen ca un borrio
Appletree Wassail
I Want the StarJohn Kuzma
Christmas LightsDavid J. Elliott
A Take Six Christmas
SnowIrving Berlin
White ChristmasIrving Berlin
Go, Tell it on the Mountain

Directed by Josephine Lee / Daniel Wallenberg / Judy Hanson

"The Chicago Children's Choir is a multiracial, multicultural choral music education organization, shaping the future by making a difference in the lives of children and youth through musical excellence." This is how the directors and teachers of the CCC describe themselves and what they are trying to do, and it warms our hearts on many levels. In the very brief liner notes is a picture of the large, red-jacketed choir of beautiful, intently singing children. Inside the 15 live Christmas songs are listed: "Gesu Bambino," Sing Joyfully," "This Christmastide," "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day," "Christmas Song," "Riu, Riu Ciu," "Vehavta," "Hacia Belen va un borrico," "Appletree Wassail," "I Want the Star," "Christmas Lights," "A Take Six Christmas," "Snow," "White Christmas" and "Go Tell It on the Mountain." Josephine Lee, Artistic Director, is there in very small type. That's it-we learn from their website that the group began in 1956, the dream of the late Rev. Christopher Moore, that grew from a handful of kids in the First Unitarian Church to 3,000 kids in 61 in-school choruses, 5 after-school neighborhood choirs and this 125-voice Concert Choir. The music, the message and, of course, the children are the emphasis and the gift. Some light accompaniment.

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Choral | Some a cappella | Mixed | United States

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