Lake Erie College presents 2017’s Christmas Vespers program

Fine Arts,

Welcoming the season with song, LEC’s annual Christmas Vespers program will take place on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Paul S. Weaver Memorial Auditorium of Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building.

Featured performers will include the Lake Erie College Chorus directed by Mary Crow, LEC vocal performance students directed by voice faculty member Lauren Feola ’04 and LEC piano students directed by Sanni Kearns. Newly appointed Organist-in-Resident Todd Wilson will perform special selections. The event will conclude with a popular carol singalong.

Lake Erie College Chorus:
"Gloria in Excelsis" – Vivaldi
"Hodie Christus Natus Est" – Sweelinck
"O Sanctissima" – Traditional Sicilian Melody, arr. Shaw/Parker
"Lirum, Lirum" – Morley
"There is Faint Music" – Dan Forrest
"My Gift" – J. Ratledge
"Sing We Now of Christmas" – arr. Fred Prentice
 
Lake Erie College Student Ensemble:
"Still, Still, Still" – arr. Russel Robinson
 
Lauren Feola, soprano, and Todd Wilson, organ:
"Laudate Dominum" – Jiri Laburda
 
LEC student and faculty vocal trio:
Christmas Medley of The Carpenters: "Christmas Portrait" – Various composers
 
Ellie Barthol, piano (LEC ’19):
"Christmas Fantasy" – arr. Smith and Guaraldi
 
Sammie Jo Adkins (LEC ’20):
"A Reading for Christmas"
 
Todd Wilson, LEC Organist-in-Residence:
Chorale-Improvisation on “In dulci jubilo” – Karg-Elert
"Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" (from “Nutcracker”) – Tchaikovsky, arr. E.A. Kraft

Christmas Vespers at Lake Erie College is free and open to the public. To learn more about this event, contact Todd Wilson at toddrwilson1@roadrunner.com.

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