Easton Choral Arts Society's Home for the Holidays concerts will include traditional music of Christmas, plus holiday works of Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and island music from both coasts of our country. Performances will be on Thursday, December 7th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 10th at 4pm, both at Christ Church in Easton.
The audience will travel across America through a festive journey of musical styles, from Southern gospel and
Midwestern folk to Northeastern crooners and West Coast Hollywood flare. Even the islands of Hawaii and Puerto
Rico will share their Christmas spirit. You may even hear guitar and ukulele! The program's world premiere, the song of “Santa Lucia”, composed by ECAS Artistic Director, Alexis Ward, represents the Festival of Lights celebration brought to the Delaware shore from Scandinavia. The festivities began in late November and continued through December.
Songs of Kwanzaa include "Umoja" and "Kuumba" and will be accompanied by percussion, including rain stick.
"Eight Days of Light" will be sung partly in Hebrew and will be accompanied by piano and string quintet.
Old favorites will include a powerful "O Come All Ye Faithful", “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Home for the
Holidays”, "Sleigh Ride", a rollicking spiritual arrangement of "Go Tell it on the Mountain", a jazzy "We're Gonna
Decorate the Christmas Tree", and “Love’s Pure Light” - a gorgeous new arrangement of “Silent Night” and the
closer, “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah and more!
Tickets are available at their website: EastonChoralArts.com