Choral Stream

VocalEssence: Welcome Christmas

Artistic director Philip Brunelle leads VocalEssence in its annual holiday performances.Courtesy of Bruce Silcox

Welcome Christmas


December 03, 2019

"Welcome Christmas" is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world's premier choral ensembles. Join host John Birge for an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest.


• Daniel Kantor: Night of Silence

• Bob Chilcott: The Heart-In-Waiting

• Nico Muhly: The Faire Starre

• Allan Bullard: A Light for Today

• Mark Shepperd: O Jesus So Sweet, O Jesus So Mild [Premiere]

• Rodrigo Cadet: Navidad Mexicana

• Stephen Shewan: The Little Cradle Rocks Tonight [Premiere]

• Stephen Paulus: Sing, Hevin Imperial