WCC Holiday Concerts – Dec. 6, 12, 13, 2014

Wilmington Children's Chorus, Christmas Concert, Kimberly Doucette, Philip Doucette, David Christopher, SsAM, The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew, Wilmington, Delaware


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Wilmington Children’s Chorus
HOLIDAY CONCERTS

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Candlelight Concert in Rehoboth
Our tour choir performs a preview of the Candlelight Holiday Concert at All Saints’ Church in Rehoboth, Delaware.  Freewill offering to benefit the chorus.  Contact All Saints’ Church 302-227-7202 for more information.

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Annual Candlelight Holiday Concert
There’s no better way to get in the holiday season! The ensembles of the WCC celebrate the holidays in the stellar setting of First and Central Presbyterian Church. WCC performs music of the season from around the world and the audience joins in singing traditional carols. Join us afterwards for some treats and our annual “Candlelight Shop” where you can find some unique gifts. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.  Click here to purchase tickets and DVDs on-line.

Visit the Wilmington Children’s Chorus website at
http://www.wilmingtonchildrenschorus.org

Delaware Valley Chorale – Sat. May 10, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.

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David Christopher, Conductor
David Hearn, Organ

Come, Ye Sons of Art… Henry Purcell
Hear My Words … C. H. H. Parry
Three Part Songs … Arthur Sullivan
Jubilate Deo … Benjamin Britten
Blest Pair of Sirens... C. H. H. Parry

Lauren Conrad Giza, Soprano
Augustine Mercante, Countertenor
Daniel Moody, Countertenor
Bill Gross, Baritone

With the SsAM Choral Scholars
and select trebles from the Wilmington Children’s Chorus

The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew
719 N. Shipley Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

For tickets, visit www.delawarevalleychorale.org
or call Lisa Nichols at 302 740-2410.

$20 adults | $15 seniors (60+) & students | $10 children under 12
FREE PARKING adjacent to the church

Conductor

David Christopher, Conductor, Music Director, Delaware Symphony, 4th of July, Musician, OrganistAs a conductor, David has built a varied and highly successful history as an interpreter of choral, orchestral and stage works. He has served as associate conductor for OperaDelaware where he made his opera conducting debut to critical acclaim in The Gondoliers (Gilbert & Sullivan), conducted Die Fledermaus (Strauss), and served as assistant conductor for numerous productions.  Other operatic credits include Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), The Merry Widow (Lehar), La Traviata (Verdi),  Savitiri (Holst), The Tender Land (Copland), Carmen (Bizet), The Nightingale (Stravinsky), as well as most of the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire.

David Christopher, Duke Ellington, Sacred Concert, City of Wilmington, Conductor, Music Director, SsAM, Musician, OrganistThrough his association as conductor for the City of Wilmington, David has served as conductor and music director for the All-American Tribute Orchestra as part of the annual 4th of July Celebration in Tubman-Garrett Park at the Riverfront in Wilmington.  On several occasions he has conducted concerts featuring the sacred music of Duke Ellington (featuring jazz orchestra, soloists, chorus and dancers) in collaboration with Tina Betz and the City of Wilmington as part of the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington.

David is also the current artistic director of the Delaware ChoralArts (DCA), a position he has held since 2005.  Recent major oratorio and choral credits include Ein deutsches Requiem (Brahms) with DCA and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra,  Messiah (Handel), Grand Mass in C (Mozart), Holocaust Cantata (McCullough), Chichester Psalms (Bernstein), Judas Maccabaeus (Handel),  Lux Aeterna (Lauridsen), and Requiems by Durufle, Faure and Rutter.

David Christopher, Wilmington Children's Chorus, Conductor, Music Director, Artistic Director, Choir, MusicianAlso a recognized leader in training children’s voices, David founded The Wilmington Children’s Chorus in 2002 in collaboration with the Mayor of Wilmington’s Office of Cultural Affairs and The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew. Now a multi-cultural ensemble with over 140 children and staffed by some of the area’s finest music educators, The Wilmington Children’s Chorus has become one of the premiere children’s choirs in the region.