Jamestown RI Community Chorus

Great Choral Singing Since 1949

Past Musical Programs

 Past Musical Programs of the Jamestown Community Chorus


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Spring 2022 – Prismatic Music – Six Centuries of Choral Music

Sing We And Chant It … Morley (1557-1602)

Laudamus te … Vivaldi (1675/78-1741)

-Judy Stickney and Helen Glynn

O thou that tallest good tidings to Zion … Handel (1685-1759)

-Christine Ariel, alto

Break Forth, O Beauteous, Heavenly Light  … J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Chester … Billings (1846-1800)

Recitative and aria “Lord God of Abraham” from Elijah … Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Pie Jesu from Requiem … Faure (1845-1924)

-Jeanne Spinosa and Sarah Hirsch

sam was a man – e.e.cummings, Persichetti (1915-1987)

Echo Song … Di Lasso (1532-1594)

Come, Sweet Death … J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sanctus … Haydn (1732-1809)

Ave verum corpus … Mozart (1756-1791)

When Jesus Wept … Billings (1846-1800)

Bless The Lord, O My Soul – Ivanof –Ippolitof (1859-1935)

Wondrous Cool, Thou Woodland Quiet – Brahms (1833-1897)

Sure On This Shining Night, Op. 13, No. 13 … Barber (1910-1981)

Shenandoah – trad. sea shantey, arr. Bartholomew

Sleep – E. Whitacre (b. 1970)

“Merry Christmas”

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 4PM

O Come, O Come Emmanuel … anon, arr. Willcocks

-Stephen Murphy, tenor, Jeanne Spinosa, soprano

New Year Carol … arr. Britten

-Judy Stickney, Sandra Pizutti, Blaine Stickney

A Virgin Most Pure … arr. C. Wood

-Helen Glynn, soprano, Christine Ariel, alto

Past Three A’Clock … trad., harmonized by Wood

Jeffrey Gravdahl, tenor, B.J. Whitehouse, baritone

As With Gladness Men of Old … Kocher, arr. Willcocks

Longfellow’s Carol … A. Percival (b. 1925)

-Jeannette Gamache, soprano

 God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen … English trad., arr. Willcocks

Patricia Perry, Christine Ariel, Frank Darigan, Mark Male

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming … Praetorius (1571-1621)

Jeanne Spinosa, May Morris, Stephen Murphy, Ross Harris, Blaine Stickney

O Come All Ye Faithful … Wade (c.1711-1786) arr. Willcocks

Away in a Manger … tune by Kirkpatrick, arr. Willcocks

Coventry Carol … arr. M. Shaw

Good King Wenceslas … from Piae Cantiones (1582) arr. Willcocks

I Wonder As I Wander … Appalachian carol, arr. Rutter

Ding Dong Merrily on High … 16th c. French, arr. C. Wood (1866-1926)

In the Bleak Midwinter … Holst (1874-1934)

-Jeanne Spinosa, Jessica Wilson, Hilarie Aubois, May Morris, Jeffrey Gravdahl, Stephen Murphy, John Grant, Blaine Stickney, octet

Jingle Bells … Pierpont, arr. Willcocks

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Silent Night

Deck the Hall … Welsh, arr. Willcocks

Spring 2020 – No Concert

December 2020

Virtual Concert Program On YouTube

Welcome – video and live

Poetry – “A Visit From Saint Nicholas” – video, performed by many members

Song/Carol – Live soloist or small ensemble

Instrumental – non-wind instrument (piano or violin or ….)

Small Ensemble (quartet) – Live

Virtual Choir – First major video – O Come All Ye Faithful, p. 226, Oxford Book of Carol

Voice Over Narration (in a darkened space) – Polar Express…. (?) Images on the screen

Solo- We Need a Little Christmas

“Christmas At Sea” poetry – video

Interviews with local community folks – Holiday wishes – video

Happy Holidays

Holiday jokes – interspersed throughout –video (Kids, grandkids, singers, community folks)

Novelty acts – how the pandemic has affected singers

Holiday Wishes for Essential Workers – video

Virtual Choir – Second major video – Deck the Hall, p. 72, Oxford Book of Carols

Small Ensemble (quartet) – live

Virtual Choir – Third major video – A virgin most pure, p. 30, Oxford Book of Carols

Voice Over Narration – Holiday Poem or Charlie Brown Christmas – recorded with images on screen

Solo- live or video

Interviews/greetings with local folks – Holiday wishes – video – What do you want for Christmas?

Holiday Pops – 2019

This concert is dedicated to the memory of James F. Traer

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas … Willson, arr. Emerson

Walking in the Air … Blake, arr. Snyder

Let it Snow … Cahn and Styne, arr. Eilers-Bacak

Dreydl, Dreydl, Dreydl … arr. Bisbee

That Special Time of Year … Sam Bari

It’s Christmastime … David Long, arr. Whitehouse

Spirit in the Wood … William Karl

Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John … PDQ Bach (1807-1742)?

Winter Wonderland … Smith and Bernard, arr. Conley

Silver Bells … Livingston and Evans, arr. Snyder

We Need a Little Christmas … Herman, arr. Emerson

Linus and Lucy … V. Guaraldi

-Dawn Chung, Chorus Accompanist

Snowfall … Thornhill, arr. Puerling

Bright, Bright the Holly Berries/This is Christmas … Alfred Burt

Christmas Time is Here … Mendelson and Guaraldi, arr. Pugh

Feliz Navidad – Feliciano, arr. Langford

Happy Xmas (War is Over) – Lennon and Ono, arr. Gallina

I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm – Berlin, arr. K. Shaw

Happy Holiday … Berlin, Thompson, arr. Brymer

Home for the Christmas … Gannon and Kent, Stillman and Allen, arr. Huff

The Twelve Days After Christmas … Silver

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

“An Old-Fashioned Christmas”
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
The Chorus dedicates this concert to the memory of our good friend Steve Mecca

Veni, veni, Emmanuel … arr. E. Zabinski
Ding Dong Merrily on High … French, arr. L. Shackley
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen … arr. E. Zabinski
A virgin most pure …English, arr. Wood (1866-1926)
The crown of roses … Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
All My Heart This Night Rejoices … Ebeling (1637-1676)
Wexford Carol … Irish, arr. J. Rutter
Good King Wenceslas … from Piae Cantiones (1582) arr. Willcocks
Hush! My dear, lie still and slumber … French, arr. Willcocks
I saw three ships … English., arr. Willcocks
Still, still, still … German, arr. Ledger
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing … arr. Shaw-Parker
Away in a Manger … arr. Shaw-Parker
Joy to the World … arr. Shaw-Parker
O Christmas Tree – German, Anschuetz
The Christmas Song … Torme and Wells, arr. A. Snyder
The Sleigh … Kountz, arr. Riegger
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas … Martin and Blane, arr. D. Andrews
I’ll Be Home For Christmas … Gannon and Kent, arr. M. Hayes
Winter Wonderland … Smith and Bernrd, arr. R. Emerson
Do You Hear What I Hear? … Regney and Shayne, arr. Simeone
Sleigh Ride … Anderson, arr. Edwards
We Wish You a Merry Christmas … trad. Welsh, arr. Warrell

May 2018

“Over There: A Musical Remembrance of the War-To-End-All Wars”

God Save the King … English National Anthem

La Marseillaise … French National Anthem

The Star-Spangled Banner … Key, arr. Robinson

I Vow to Thee, My Country … Holst (1874-1934) arr. Spring

Noël des enfants qui n’ont de maisons  – Debussy (1862-1918)

Perhaps (To R.A.L.) … Vera Brittain (1893-1970)

The Lads in Their Hundreds … G. Butterworth (1885-1916)

Dulce et Decorum Est … Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)

Wildgänse rauschen durch die Nacht … W. Flex, Götz

In Flanders Fields … McCrae, arr. D. MacIntyre, b. 1952

Lands of Our Hearts … Chadwick (1854-1931)

The Last Post … Robert Graves (1895-1985)

-Michael Jackson, trumpet

Keep the Home Fires Burning … Ford, Novello, arr. Whitehouse

The Flowers of the Forest …traditional, arr. Whitehouse

-Silas Neale, piper


Bugle Call Rag … Pettis, Meyers and Schoebel, arr. Chung,

-Dawn Chung, Chorus Accompanist

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary … Judge and Williams, arr. Whitehouse

Over There … Cohan, arr. Whitehouse

Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag… Asaf, Powell, arr. Whitehouse

How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm? …Donaldson, arr. Pitcher

Beau Soir … Debussy (1862-1918)

Beautiful Ohio … Earl, arr. Whitehouse

Good Morning Mr. Zip, Zip, Zip …. Lloyd, arr. Whitehouse

Ja-Da … Carleton, arr. DeCormier

Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning ….Berlin

There’s a Long, Long Trail A-Winding … Elliott, arr. Whitehouse

December 2017

“Drive the Cold Winter Away”

May 2017

“Songs Americans Sing”

I Hear America Singing – arr. Andre Thomas

Now I Walk in Beauty – Native American

Landing of the Pilgrims – Hemans and Brown, arr. Whitehouse

Chester – Shaw/Parker

Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier

Gentle Words – Shaker song, arr. Hall

Hard Times Come Again No More – arr. Parker

Lift Every Voice and Sing –

Oh, Freedom – arr. Purifoy

Goin’ Home –based on Dvorak, arr. Fisher

Etude No. 4 (based on George Gershwin’s “Embraceable You”) … E. Wild

Small ensemble:

What’s That I Hear? – Phil Ochs

Blowin’ in the Wind – Bob Dylan

Deportee – Woody Guthrie

Stranger Share Our Fire – Moe

You’re a Grand Old Flag – arr. Ehret

This Is My Country – arr. Ringwald

I Shall Keep Singing – Dickinson, Holmes

Sim Shalom – Jankowski

Hallelujah – Cohen, arr. Emerson

Promise of Living – Copland

December 2016

“Christmas Baroque”

Veni, Emmanuel – arr. Shaw-Parker

Hodie Christus natus est  – G. Gabrieli (1557-1612)

Messe de Nuit pour Noël  – Charpentier (1634-1704)





Agnus Dei

Psallite unigenito – Scheidt (1587-1654)

Glory to God from Christmas Oratorio – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Alleuia from Cantata 142 – J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Wherefore Do the Heathen Clamor? from Christmas Oratorio– Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Make We Joy – 15th c., arr. M. Shaw

She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep – M. Lauridsen (b. 1943)

Small Ensemble

Winter, from The Four Seasons, I. Allegro non molto  – Vivaldi (c.1675/78-1741)

Dawn Chung, piano

Today the Virgin – J. Tavener (1944-2013)

I saw a maiden – arr. M. Shaw

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing – arr. Shaw-Parker

Away in a Manger – arr. Shaw-Parker

Joy to the World – arr. Shaw-Parker

Let the Candles Glow – J. Gallina

Musicological Tour Through The Twelve Days of Christmas – C. Courtney

All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey, arr. Huff

Spring 2016

“Our Favorites”

Hark I Hear the Harp’s Eternal … trad. hymn, arr. A. Parker

Cantique de Jean Racine … Faure (1845-1924)

Salvation is Created … Tschesnokoff, arr. Ehret

At the Cry of the First Bird … Fletcher (1913-2002)

Jerusalem … Blake, Parry, arr. Jacobson

Oseh Shalom … B. Steinberg

Prayer For Peace … Wm. Karl (1950-2006)

Dôme Épais … Delibes (1836-1891)

Contre Qui, Rose? #2 from Les Chansons des Roses … Rilke, M. Lauridsen

A Red, Red Rose … Burns, arr. Mullholland

All My Trials … African-American spiritual, arr. Luboff

Bring Me Little Water, Silvy … Ledbetter, arr. M. Smiley

Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain … Shabalala, arr. Everett

-Blaine Stickney, Steve Mecca, Eric Taylor, soloists

Go Down, Moses … African-American spiritual, arr. M. Hayes

Music of the Night … Lloyd-Webber, arr. Lojeski

We Sail the Ocean Blue from H.M.S. Pinafore … Gilbert and Sullivan

Hail Holy Queen … arr. Shaiman, adapt’d. Emerson

Take a Chance … Andersson and Ulvaeus, arr. Lojeski

Defying Gravity … Schwartz, arr. Emerson

December 2015

“Christmas Carols of Two Englands: The Olde and the New”

Boar’s Head Carol … trad. English, arr. Posten

I Saw Three Ships … trad. English, arr. Willcocks

Sussex Carol … trad. English, arr. Willcocks

While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks … Billings (1746-1800)

A Virgin Unspotted (Judea) … Billings (1746-1800)

Glory Be to God on High … Billings (1746-1800)

God rest you merry, gentlemen … trad. English, arr. Willcocks

Once In David’s Royal City … Gauntlett, arr. Mann, Willcocks

The First Nowell … arr. trad. English, arr. Willcocks

I Wonder As I Wander … American, arr. Rutter

Pretty Home … Shaker, tune, Williamson

Christmas Hymn (A virgin unspotted) … from Wyeth’s Repository of Sacred Music, Part Second

Christmas Carol – Ives (1874-1954)

Hymn to the Virgin…Britten (1913-1976)

In the bleak midwinter … Holst (1874-1934)

Best of Rooms … R. Thompson (1899-1984)

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol … J. Rutter (b. 1945)

O magnum mysterium … M. Lauridsen (b. 1943)

Little Tree … E. Whitacre (b. 1970)

Today the Virgin … J. Tavener (1944-2013)

Believe … Ballard and Silvestri, arr. Huff

Walking in the Air … Blake, arr. Snyder

May 2014

“Vive La Difference”

Nero’s Expedition … Moondog

Behold Man … R. Nelson (b. 1929)

Vive L’Amour … arr. Shaw/Parker

Ride the Chariot … arr. W.H. Smith

Hotaru Koi … traditional Japanese round

Evening Song …. Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Flower Duet (from Lakme) …. Delibes (1836-1891)

Laudate Dominum … Mozart (1756-1791)

Over the River – M. Dalglish (b. 1952)

Ubi Caritas … Ola Gjielo (b. 1978)

A Girl’s Garden … Thompson (1899-1984)

Niska Banja … Serbian, arr. Page

-Rachel O’Neill, guest accompanist

Ma Navu … J. Spivak, arr. V. Shields

-Blaine Stickney, violin

Bring Me Little Water Silvy … Ledbetter, arr. Smiley

Down in the Valley …arr. Mead

Song For Today … Elmore
Georgian Horse Riding Song …. Georgian folk song

Old Moke Pickin’ on a Banjo … capstan shantey, arr. Whitehouse

O Nata Lux (from Lux Aeterna) … M. Lauridsen (b. 1943)

The Oak and the Ash … arr. Bairstow (1874-1946)

The Awakening …. J. Moore (b. 1959)

December 2013

JCC On the Air: A 1943 Radio Show

Fanfare for Christmas Day …. M. Shaw (1875-1958)

O magnum mysterium … de la Victoria (c.1548-1611)

Tollite Hostias … Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Hail Gladsome Light … Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Carol of the Russian Children … Russian, arr. Gaul

British Children’s Prayer … J. Wolfe

In the Bleak Midwinter … Holst (1874-1934)

Past Three A Clock… English, arr. Wood

Coventry Carol …. arr. M. Shaw (1875-1958)

Ruler of Heaven …. J.S. Bach (1686-1750)

Alleluia … Thompson (1899-1984)

A Christmas Carol – A Radio Play Excerpt

Deck the HallWelsh

God Rest Ye Merry, GentlemenEnglish

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas … Martin and Blane, arr. Schultz

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas … Moore, Darby, arr. Simeone

I’ll Be Home For Christmas …. Gannon and Kent, arr. Hayes

Jingle Bells … Pierpoint, arr. Foster, Andrews and Schoen

Happy Holiday …. Berlin

White Christmas …. Berlin, arr.  Ringwald

May 2012

“Isn’t It Romantic?”Brahms to Broadway

Seven Unaccompanied Songs, Op. 62 – Brahms

Die Nonne und der Ritter – Brahms

Im Herbst – Brahms

Abendlied – Mendelssohn

In stiller Nacht – Brahms

So Wahr die Sonne Scheinet – Schumann

Departure – Mendelssohn

Sure on This Shining Night – Lauridsen

Sure on This Shining Night – Barber

The Coolin – Barber

Come Live With Me – Sternedale-Bennett

Evening Primrose – Britten

Springtime – Hindemith

Isn’t It Romantic?

The Way You Look Tonight

People Will Say We’re In Love

All The Things You Are

Fields of Gold

December 2011


At the Recreation Center

With a Festival Orchestra

Selected Choruses from “Messiah”
Adam lay ybounden
Angelus ad virginem
I Wonder As I Wander
Wexford Carol
As With Gladness Men of Old
In the Bleak Mid-winter
Away ina Manger
Il est ne le divin enfant
Deck the Hall
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Wassail Song

May 2011

Spring Fling: Our Salute to Broadway

Defying Gravity

Music of the Night

Hey There (solo)

They Call the Wind Maria (men)

That Old Devil Moon  (duet)

Seasons of Love

Something Wonderful (solo)

Choral Medley from West Side Story

Choral Medley from South Pacific

The Heather on the Hill (solo)

Sunrise, Sunset

You’re the Top (duet)

Hey Big Spender (women)

Johanna (solo)

The Impossible Dream

March 2011

Gilbert and Sullivan’s

The Pirates of Penzance

December 2010

A Very British Christmas, or; What the Dickens!

O Come O Come Emmanuel
Christmas Day -Holst
The first nowell
Shepherds in the Field Abiding
Myn liking
Fantasia on Christmas Carols – Vaughan-Williams
A Child is Born in Bethlehem – Scheidt
Shepherds Left Their Flocks Astraying (Quem pastores laudavere)
A virgin most pure
Whence is That Goodly Fragrance?
Rise Up, Shepherd – arr. Rutter
A New Year carol – Britten
Jingle Bells — arr. Rutter

December 2009

60th Anniversary Concert 

Carol of the Bells … Leontovich, arr. Wilhousky
The Christmas Song  … Torme
Alleluia… Thompson
Mule Train… Lang, Heath and Glickman
Mr. Sandman… P. Ballard, arr. Lojeski
Johnny B. Goode .. C. Berry
Do- Re- Mi  from Sound of Music… Rodgers and Hammerstein
Colonel Bogey’s March … Ricketts
March of the Three Kings… 13c, arr. Whitehouse
Catch a Falling Star … Pockriss and Vance, arr. Luboff
My Boyfriend’s Back … Feldman, Goldstein and Gotterher
In My Room  … Wilson and Usher
I Want to Hold Your Hand … Lennon and McCartney
Blowin’ in the Wind, Aquarius and Mrs. Robinson medley
Wild Thing … Taylor
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol … J. Rutter
This Land is Your Land – Guthrie
Stayin’ Alive … Gibbs
Send In the Clowns from A Little Night Music … Sondheim
Mr. Mistoffeles from Cats … Eliot, Lloyd-Webber
Beautiful Star … L. Larsen
Walk Like An Egyptian … Sternberg, arr. Brymer
The Last Night of the World from Miss Saigon … Schonberg and Boublil
Dona nobis pacem … anon
In These Delightful Pleasant Groves  … Purcell
Sure on This Shining Night (2007) … M. Lauridsen
Arioso and Glory to God from Messiah … Handel
The Awakening … J. Martin
Peace I Leave With You … anon.

Spring 2009 

Classic Choral

Exultate Justi – Viadana

Breathe On Me, Breath of God

De Profundis … Part

Evensong … Haydn

The Last Words of David….R. Thompson

Holy Radiant Light … Gretchaninoff

Puisque tout passé … Hindemith

Contre qui, Rose … Lauridsen

Dirait-on – Lauridsen

A Red, Red Rose … Mulholland

Behold a Star From Jacob Shining … Mendelssohn

Down in the Valley … arr. Mead

I Shall Keep Singing … Joan Griffith, words by Emily Dickinson

Rainsong….H. Bright

Witness … Halloran

Go Down Moses … arr. Hayes

December 2008

Fall Into Winter 

With the Jamestown Community Children’s Chorus

September Song …Weill, arr. Mattson

Autumn Leaves … Mercer and Kosma, arr. Arnaud

Harvest Round … E. Gilpatrick

Chinese Story of the Mid-Autumn Festival

Ha’ Sukkah … Israeli

Skin and Bones … trad American

A-Soulin’ … trad English

For All the Saints … Vaughan-Williams (1872-1958) arr. Shaw

The Green Fields of France ….. E. Bogle

The Landing of the Pilgrims …. arr. Whitehouse

Spatherbst (Late Autumn)  …Brahms (1833-1897)

Let All Mortal Flesh  … Holst (1874-1934)

Mid-Winter Waking …. M. Lauridsen

A Song of Hanukkah … Adler

In the Bleak Mid-Winter … Holst, arr. Bertalot

Hymn to the Virgin … Britten (1913-1976)

Yule Fires … (based on ‘Greensleeves’)

Believe …Ballard and Silvestri, arr. Huff

little tree …cummings and Heitzig

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! … Cahn and Styne, arr. Eilers

Musicological Tour Through The Twelve Days of Christmas … C. Courtney

Spring 2008

J.C.C. Goes to the Movies

Down to the River to Pray – from “O Brother Where Art Thou?”

Pachelbel’s Canon in D – from “Ordinary People”

Jerusalem by Parry – from “Chariots of Fire”

Lacrymosa by Mozart  – from “The Big Lebowski”

Vivaldi – Gloria – from “Someone to Watch Over Me”

Cantique de Jean Racine by Faure – from “Babe”

Ode to Joy by Beethoven  – from “A Clockwork Orange”

Bizet’s “Toreador Song”  – from “The Bad News Bears”

Shenandoah, arr. Erb – from “How the West Was Won”

Finlandia – from “Die Hard II”

Idumea – from “Cold Mountain”

Non nobis domine – from “Henry V”

O Fortuna by Orff  – from “Excalibur”

Hail Holy Queen – from “Sister Act”

Duet from “Lakme” by Bizet – from “The American President”

Man of Constant Sorrow – – from “O Brother Where Art Thou?”

Gaudeamus Igitur – from the “Student Prince”

Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day from The Mikado – from “Topsy Turvy”

Lobet den Herrn  – Bach – from “Oscar and Lucinda”

Holiday 2007

alle psallite cum luya (processional)

Ruf zur Maria– no. 5, Marienlieder, Brahms

Rune of Hospitality– Houkom

Immortal Bach- Nystedt

Carol of the Russian Children – arr. H. Gaul

The Snow Lay on the Ground – arr. Sowerby

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing– Shaw-Parker

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day- Shaw-Parker

Deck the Halls-Shaw-Parker

And the glory of the Lord (from Messiah)- Handel

Snowfall– arr, Puerling

Wexford Carol

Somerset Carol

Sussex Carol

The Boys Carol (Personent Hodie) – Men

arr. Naylor (SSA) Women

Light One Candle– arr. DeCormier

Original piece by Sam Bari

Throw the Yule Log On, Uncle John– PDQ Bach

Musicological Tour With The Twelve Days of Christmas- Courtney

Spring 2007

“Going Home”

Ola! O che bon eccho – diLasso

Il est bel et bon – Passereau

Apamuy Shungo

The Golden Cloudlet – Tchaikovsky

Finlandia – Sibelius, arr. Whitehouse

Dream or Remembrance

Are Vare Gud – Swedish

Going Home – Dvorak

Mouth Music – Keane

Forest Night – Brahms

Regle – Polish

Lua, Lua, Lua – Brazilian

Cabbage Tree Hat – Australian

Star of the County Down – trad. Irish

Jerusalem – Parry

Prayer For Peace – Karl

Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart

The Silver Swan – R. Harris

I Dream a World

RISingsII – April 2007

Ola! o che bon eccho! – di Lasso

Jerusalem – Parry, arr. Jacobson

Il est bel et bon  – Passereau. arr. Greyson

Going Home – Dvorak, arr. Fisher

Prayer for Peace – William Karl*(d. 2006)

*Bill was a former member of the J.C.C.

  Holiday 2006 “Our Holiday Favorites”

O Joyful Children – arr. Strommen

Walking in the Air – Blake, arr. Snyder

The Sleigh – Kountz

I Saw Three Ships – arr. Willcocks

Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind – Rutter

This Little Babe – Britten

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy – DeCormier

Lullay My Liking – Holst

From “Messiah” … Handel: Worthy is the Lamb, Blessing and Honor and Amen

A Child is Born in Bethlehem – Scheidt

Coventry Carol, arr. Martin Shaw

Sing We Now of Christmas – arr. Eilers

The Best of Rooms – Thompson

Silent Night – Sargent

Christmas Song – arr. Snyder/Higgins

White Christmas – arr. Ringwald

Spring 2006

Love and Spirit

Sweet the Evening Air of May
My Spirit Sang All Day  – Finzi
A Rose Touched By the Sun’s Warm Rays – Berger
Evening Primrose – Britten
The Succession of Four Sweet Months  – Britten
Im Herbst – Brahms
Brahms – In stiller nacht
Stars of the Summer Night – Hatton
En Une Seule Fleur – Lauridsen
Sumer is a-cumen in
Ecco mormorar l’onde – Monteverdi
My heart doth beg you’ll not forget – diLasso
Fair Phyllis I Saw – English madrigal – Farmer
Country Life
Now Is the Gentle Season  – Morley
Sweet Suffolk Owl – Vautor
Quick! We Have But a Second  – arr. Stanford
Let Union Be
Padstow May Song
Song of the Burn – Musgrave

December 2005

Holiday Medley

Awake the Harp – Haydn
Ruler of Heaven and Chorale – JS Bach
Noel Benedictus – Charpentier
Strike Up Your Instruments of Joy – arr. J. Edmunds and Holmes
Prayer for Peace – W. Karl
O magnum mysterium – Lauridsen
The Awakening – J. Martin
Dark of Winter – Denham-Jackson
Some Children See Him – Burt, arr. Hutson and Ehret
Bidi Bom – Eddleman
Walking in the Air – Blake, arr. Snyder
Somerset Carol – arr. Rapsey
Past Three A Clock – arr. Woodward and Wood
Gloucestershire Wassail – arr. Vaughan-Williams

RISings – November 19, 2005

Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium, Providence, RI

Noel Benedictus – Charpentier
Dark of Winter – Denham-Jackson
Strike Up Your Instruments of Joy
Prayer for Peace – William Karl

With the Massed Chorus:
Shenandoah – arr. Erb
Away From the Roll of the Sea – MacGillvray
Awake the Harp – Haydn
O magnum mysterium – Lauridsen
The Awakening – J. Martin
America, the Beautiful

Spring 2005

How Can I Keep From Singing? – arr. Parker
To Be Sung On the Water – Samuel Barber
The Blue bird – Stanford
Go Down Moses – arr. Hayes
Zionís Walls – Copland
River in Judea – arr. Leavitt
Set Me As a Seal – R. Clausen
The Awakening – Joseph Martin
23rd Psalm – Bobby McFerrin
Alleluia – R. Thompson
Abendstanchen – Brahms
The Hills – Ireland
Dirait-ton – M. Lauridsen
I Dreamed a Dream – arr. Lojeski
The Music of the Night – arr. Lojeski
Walk Him Up the Stairs  – arr. Bower
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – arr. Puerling

Holiday 2004

“A Contemporary Christmas”

On Christmas Night – Ron Nelson
Christmas Carol – Kirke Mechem
In the Ending of the Year – Niedmann
Dreams of Winter – Osentowski
O magnum mysterium – Morten Lauridsen
Winter – Linda Spevacek
Best of Rooms – Randall Thompson
A Winter Morning – Brent Pierce
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen  – arr. Goemanne
Beautiful Star  – Libby Larsen
She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep – Morten Lauridsen
Deck the Hall – John Rutter
Christmas Song – arr. Snyder/Higgins
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – arr. Doug Andrews
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! – arr. Eilers
Silent Night – arr. Gene Puerling

Spring 2004

“Our Musical Heritage: The Music of Jamestown”

Poem – If Once You’ve Slept on an Island
On Jamestown – by David Long1
Psalm 23 set to tune “Windsor” (from the Bay Psalm Book)
Chester – arr. Shaw/Parker
Yankee Doodle
Sheep Shearing – English folk song
The Liberty Tree
Set of Irish Fiddle Tunes2
Once To Ev’ry Man and Nation
All Creatures of Our God and King
Oseh Shalom – Steinberg
Ode on Science – from the Sacred Harp
The Star-Spangled Banner5
Dance – Successful Campaign (done by Washington after crossing Jamestown)4
The Thunderer – Sousa4
Sing, Sing, Sing4
The Windmill- poem
Dear Old Farm
Hoedown –  Copland3
Dixie – arr. Luboff
“The Call Men – Volunteer Firemen” – poem
On the Old Fall River Line – Jerome, Sterling and van Tilzer
Portuguese Dance – A Rosa
Anchors Aweigh – Miles and Zimmerman
Never Say No – from The Fantasticks2
Hard-Knock Life – from Annie2
Let There Be Peace On Earth – Miller and Jackson
Jamestown By The Bay – Bill Karl
Peace I Leave With You
Conanicut – Bill Young, arr Whitehouse

David Long1
Members of the Jamestown Community Theater2
Emily Anthony3
Jamestown Community Band under the direction of Ryan Hudson and Patrick Hill4
Men’s Chorus of Jamestown5
Oliver Allaux6

December 2003

“Christmas Through the Ages”

Hodie Christus natus est
Nova, Nova
Edi Beo Thu Hevene Quene
Alle psallite cum luya
Nowel, Out of Your Sleep
Hodie Christus – G. Gabrieli, arr. Jergenson
El a Don Don
Benedictus – Charpentier, arr. Ehret
Glory Be To God Almighty – Bach
F.J. Haydn – Softly Rest O Heavenly Child
M. Haydn – O Joyful Day
Midnight Cry
Mendelssohn – How Lovely Are the Messengers
Mendelssohn – Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Tchaikovsky – Doistoino yest
Saint-Saens – Wherefore Do the Heathen Clamor? -from the Christmas Oratorio
Walton – What Cheer?
Vaughan-Williams – The Blessed Son of God
M. Lauridsen – O magnum mysterium

Spring, May  2003

Liebeslieder Valzer, Op. 52 – Brahms
Chansons de Roses – Lauridsen
Niska Banja – arr. Page
Freedom Come – Allaway
My Love’s Like a Red, Red Rose – Mulholland
Away From the Roll of the Sea – MacGillvray

December Holiday 2002

Thou Must Leave Thy Lowly Dwelling – Berlioz
Benedictus – Charpentier
Say Where is He Born – Mendelssohn
Alleluia – Bach
And the glory of the Lord – Handel
Hallelujah –  Handel
Glory to God in the Highest –  Pergolesi
O Magnum Mysterium – Pinkham
As Dew in Aprille – Britten
Deo Gracias – Britten
recitative (And there were shepherds) and Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light – Bach
From the Oxford Carols For Choirs, Book 1:
Away in a Manger
Good King Wenceslas
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
I Saw Three Ships
The First Nowell
The Holly and the Ivy
Gloucestershire Wassail
A Merry Christmas

Memorial Day 2002

The Star-Spangled Banner – arr. McKelvy

God Bless America – arr. Ringwald

Battle Hymn of the Republic – arr. Steffe

When Johnny Comes Marching Home – arr. trad.

This Is My Country – arr. Ringwald

 Eternal Father, Strong to Save – Whiting/Dykes

Armed Services Salute – arr. Eilers

March 2002

“Winter To Spring”

Neesa (Native American)

Dark of Winter (Denham-Jackson)

The Painful Plough (trad. English)

Plough Monday Mummer’s Play

English Country Dance: Speed the Plough

The Winter’ll Soon Be Over (African American)

Candlemas Eve

From Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana:

 Veris leta facies

 Ecce gratum

 Omnia sol temperat

Sakura (Japanese)

La Ver LíAurora (Palestrina)

Pace Egging Song (trad. English)

Spring Grass (Philip Glass)

Awake, Thou Wintry Earth (J.S. Bach)

Hospodi Pomilui

Going Down the Valley

This Is The Truth

Spirit of the Wood (Bill Karl)

Rise Up My Love (G. Young)

At the Cry of the First Bird (G. Fletcher)

Songs of Nature, Number 4 – Dvorak

December 2001

“Holiday Medley”

Christmas Day – Holst

Thou Must Leave Thy Lowly Dwelling – Berlioz

Hymn to the Virgin – Britten (with a small ensemble)

Fantasia on Christmas Carols – Vaughan-Williams (baritone and soprano solos)

Lullay My Liking – Holst

A Child Is Born in Bethlehem – Scheidt (soprano solo)

God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen – arr. Goemanne

Lirum, lirum – Morley (small ensemble)

Sussex Mummer’s Carol – arr. Broadwood (small ensemble)

Malpas Wassail – arr. Whitehouse (small ensemble with chorus)

Do Not Go Gentle – Larry Gordon

Masters In This Hall – Shaw-Parker

Chanticleer – arr. Martin Shaw

Therefore Be Merry – arr. Ehret (women)

Winter Song – arr. Bullard  (men)

Deck the Halls – Shaw-Parker

Strike Up Your Instruments of Joy – arr. Edmunds and Holmes

Silent Night – arr. Sargent

Spring 2001

“Renaissance and Nonsense”

Crucifixus a 8 – Lotti

Cantate Domino – G. Gabrieli

Adoramus Te – Palestrina

O vos omnes – Victoria

Tu es Petrus – Palestrina

Echo Song – diLasso

Now Is The Month of Maying – Morley

Il est bel et bon – Passereau

April Is In My Mistress’ Face – Morley

My Bonnie Lass She Smileth – Morley

Sing Out – anon.

Sleepytime Bach – arr. Bennett

Cool April – arr. Smith

He Is Awesome – arr. Smith

My Bonny Lass She Smelleth – PDQ Bach

Song Mein Grossmama Sang – Pfautsch

Holiday Concert, December 2000

“Christmas Delights”
Directed by Guest Director, Joann Loewenthal

Christmas Fanfare – J. Althouse

He, Watching Over Israel, from “Elijah” – Mendelssohn

Christmas Day – Holst

Wassail Song – arr. Vaughan-Williams

Star Carol – Rutter

Cherry Tree Carol-arr. Parker

Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella – arr. Shaw/Parker

Candlelight Carol – Rutter

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol – Rutter

Do You Hear What I Hear? – Simeone

The Sleigh – Kountz

White Christmas – arr. Ringwald

Various Themes on “Fa-La-La”` – arr. Bridwell

Let the Candles Glow – J. Gallina

Fruitcake – Hagemann and Leka

May 2000

Holy Radiant Light … Gretchchaninoff

The Last Words of David …. R. Thompson

Rise Up My Love … G. Young

Sure on This Shining Night … Barber

Salvation is Created … Tchesnakoff

Jerusalem … Parry

Promise of Living … Copland

Three Chansons of Hindemith

Hotaru Koi … anon.

Kwaheri …. trad. Swahili

A Red, Red Rose … arr. Mullholland

La Lluvia … Hatfield

Away From the Roll of the Sea … MacGillivray

Niska Banja … arr. Page

Tenting Tonight … arr. Ness Beck

Erev Shel Shoshanim … arr. Klebanow

Grey Funnel Line … Tawney, arr. Whitehouse

Rain, Rain, Beautiful Rain …. Shabalala

Ower the Hills … Hatfield  -Bob Reid, piper

50th Anniversary Concert – December, 1999

Cantique de Jean Racine … Faure

Heilig …. Mendelssohn

Good Christian Men Rejoice …. Kirkland

Evensong … Haydn

O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings …  Handel

This Little Babe

Shepherds’ Chorus … Menotti

Chorale, Peace Be With You  … anon.

Gesu Bambino … Yon

No Candle Was There and No Fire … Lehmann

Birthday of a King …. Neidlinger

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen …. arr. Shaw/Parker

March of the Three Kings …. trad. French


Deck the Halls

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Robot

Soon I Will Be Done With …. arr. Dawson

Psallite Unigenito …. Praetorius

Alleluia … R. Thompson

Spring 1999 “Requiem and American Spirituals”

Requiem … Faure

Three Graduals for the Church Year …. Bruckner

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need … arr. V. Thomson

Hark, I Hear the Harp’s Eternal … arr. Parker

God is Seen … arr. Parker

Peace Like a River … arr. G. Walker

Witness … Halloran

Jabula Jesu … Hatfield

When the Saints Go Marching In … arr. Rutter

Holiday 1998 “Auld Lang Syne”

O Magnum Mysterium …. Victoria

Gloria in excelsis Deo … D. Pinkham

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming …. Praetorius

Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind …. arr. Rutter

Gaudete … arr. Ades

From “Messiah” … Handel:

For unto us a Child is born


Worthy is the Lamb

Hodie Christus natus est … Poulenc

Coventry Carol

Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella … arr. Shaw/Parker

Carol of the Russian Children … arr. Gaul

Carol of the Bells … arr. Leontovich

The Sleigh …. Kountz

In the Bleak Mid-Winter …. Holst, arr. Bertalot

Still, Still, Still …. arr. Luboff

Rise Up Shepherd and Follow …. arr. Hairston

I Wonder as I Wander …. arr. Niles

Let the Candles Glow …. arr. Gallina

Oh, Joyful Children …. Holdridge, arr. Strommen

African Noel … arr. Thomas

Do You Hear What I Hear? … Simeone

Spring 1998 “Flowers That Bloom…”

A Rose Tree Blossoms, Op. 246, #4 …. Hovhaness

A Rose Touched By the Sun … Berger

We Are a Garden … arr. Parker

Flower Carol … from Piae Cantiones, 1582, arr. M. Shaw

I got me flowers ….from Five Mystical Songs, Vaughan-Williams

Forest Night, Op.62, #3 …. Brahms

To Daffodils, Op.47, #1

Von dem Rosenbusch, Op.74 …. Schumann

Flora Gave Me Fairest Flowers … Wilbye, arr. Morgan

A Red, Red Rose … Mulholland

Evening Primrose, Op.47,#4  …. Britten

Contre qui, Rose … Lauridsen

Fair Daffodils … Parry

The Oak and the Ash ….arr. Bairstow

Oh See How Thick the Goldcup Flowers … arr. Mullholland

Down By the Salley Gardens …arr. Shaw/Parker

A Girl’s Garden … Thompson

When Daisies Pied … MacFarren

April … Welsh, arr. Deamer

Erev shel shoshanim … arr. Klebanow

The Flowers That Bloom in the Spring …. Gilbert and Sullivan

Winter 1997 “Drive the Cold Winter Away”

Please to See the King

Wolcum Yole …. Britten

Alle Psallite cum luya ….anon.

Cornish Wassail

Wassail Song … arr. Shaw/Parker

Gloucestershire Wassail … arr. Vaughan-Williams

Drive the Cold Winter Away (English Dance) …Playford

Hold Men, Hold and the Weston Sub-Edge Mummer’s Play

North Skelton Sword Dance

Nowell/Out of your sleep

Personent Hodie … anon.

El rorro …trad. Mexican

In the Bleak Mid-Winter … Holst, arr. Bertalot

Star in the East … from the Sacred Harp

Opening, Play of Herod …. anon. 12th c.

Hymn to the Virgin … Britten

O Magnum Mysterium … Victoria

Gedeonis area … anon., French, 13th c.

There is no rose … anon.

Abbotts/Bromley horn dance

Chanticleer … arr. Austin

Gaudete … arr. Ades

Now Winter Nights Enlarge …. Campion, arr. Whitehouse

Spring 1997

Selig Sind and How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place ….(from A German Requiem, Op. 45) …Brahms (1833-1897)

Alleluia….R. Thompson

Agnus Dei….S. Barber

At the Cry of the First Bird….G. Fletcher

Rise Up My Love….G. Young

The Last Words of David….R. Thompson

The Hills….J. Ireland


Quick, We Have But a Second….arr. C.V. Stanford

Sine Nomine….Vaughan-Williams (1872-1958)

Come Sing….Consoli

Winter 1996 “Winter”

Christmas Day….G. Holst (1874-1934)

Wassail Song….arr. Vaughan-Williams (1872-1958)

The Boar’s Head Carol….trad. English

Green Groweth the Holy….attributed Henry VIII (1491-1547)

Yule Fires….trad. English

Welcome Here….Shaker song, arr. DeCormier

The Sleigh….Kountz

Deck the Halls….Welsh, arr. Shaw-Parker

Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind….Rutter


Winter Wonderland….arr. Emerson

Let It Snow….arr. Eilers-Bacak

O Christmas Tree*….arr. Canadian Brass

and Christmas Finale*….arr. Eilers

*Performed with the Jamestown Community Band; Christopher Ashton, director

Spring 1996

“Of Rain, Rivers and the Rolling Sea”

Placido e il mar (from Idomeneo)….Mozart (1756-1791)

To Be Sung on the Water….Barber (1910-1981)

Five Sea Songs....Vaughan-Williams (1872-1958)

The Golden Vanity

Just As the Tide Was Flowing

The Arethusa

Full Fathom Five

We Be Three Poore Mariners

Across the Sea…..Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Sailors’ Chorus (from the Flying Dutchman)….Wagner (1813-1883), arr. Rossi

Silent Sea….Neidlinger

River….B.Staines, arr. Whitehouse

Performed with the Jamestown Community Youth Choir. B.J. Whitehouse, S. Clarke directors

Eternal Father, Strong to Save….Dykes

Sea Fever….Hadley

We Sail the Ocean Blue (from H.M.S. Pinafore)….Gilbert and Sullivan

A Life on the Ocean Wave….arr. N. Johnsonn

I’se the B’y….arr. R. Swift

Grey Funnel Line….Tawney, arr. Whitehouse

Down a Different Road….Pierce

Soon It’s Gonna Rain….arr. M. Huff

Rainsong….H. Bright

Rain, Rain, Beautiful Fain….Shabalala, arr. Everett

Away From the Roll of the Sea….MacGillivray

Winter 1995

“Songs of America, Songs of the World”

Joseph Lieber, Joseph Mein (from Christmas Magnificat)….Scheidt (1587-1654)

Honor and Glory….J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Hodie Christus Natus Est….Poulenc (1899-1963)

Sing We Now of Christmas….trad. French

Riu, Riu Chiu….16th cent. Spanish, arr. Greenberg

Still, Still, Still….trad. Austrian, arr. Luboff

‘Twas in the Moon of Wintertime….French-Canadian, arr. Ehret

Carol of the Russian Children….Russian, arr. Gaul

Let the Candles Glow….J. Gallina

The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy….West Indian, arr. DeCormier

African Noel….(Banuwa) arr. Andre Thomas

While Shepherds Watched….Sherburne (from the Sacred Harp)

Glory Be To God On High….Wm. Billings

The Cherry Tree Carol….trad. American, arr. Shaw-Parker

I Wonder As I Wander….arr. Niles and Horton

Oh, Joyful Children….Huckaby and Holdrige, arr. Strommen

Go Tell It On the Mountain….trad. African-American, arr. Burleigh

Children, Go Where I Send Thee….trad. American

Spring 1995 I

“A Sentimental Journey”

This concert was presented as a U.S.O. Stage Door Canteen, with many solo, duet, and small ensemble performances. The following songs were performed by the entire chorus.

Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week

Fools Rush In

Stormy Weather

Sentimental Journey

In A Sentimental Mood

On the Sunny Side of the Street

Someone To Watch Over Me

Count Your Blessings

God Bless America

Spring 1995 II

“Exchange Concert” with The Block Island Ecumenical Choir; Robert Fraleigh director.

Missa Alma Redemptoris….Tomas Luis de Victoria (c.1549-1611)






Agnus Dei

Performed by the combined choirs

All My Trials….arr. Luboff

Rain, Rain, Beautiful Fain….Shabalala, arr. Everett

Elijah Rock….arr. Hairston

Away From the Roll of the Sea….MacGillivray

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