OPUS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE


Thursday, December 13, 2018 7:30PM
Foster Family Theater

OPUS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE







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The holidays are all the more delightful when you include Opus Handbell Ensemble in your entertainment plans! This advanced community handbell choir has been performing their extraordinarily beautiful music in the Modesto area since 1992. They play a highly unique instrument requiring precision eye-hand coordination, music reading ability and great teamwork. Their musical range stretches from Bach to Heavy Metal to Rock n’ Roll, and of course their enchanting holiday repertoire.

Sponsored in remembrance of Bette Belle Smith.

Program
Gloria Fanfare (French carol)                                                                             arr.  Cathy Moklebust
Joy and Hope Abounding                                                                                              Cathy Moklebust
A Night at the Manger                                                                                                     Matthew Compton
Vivamus! (Let us Live!)                                                                                                    Michael J. Glasgow
Of the Father’s Love Begotten (processional)                                                                 Traditional Chant
Carol of the Bells                                                      M. Leontovich/Bell accompaniment Kathleen Mackie
Sleigh Ride                                                                                            Leroy Anderson / arr. Andy Beck
Guest Choir - Valkyie Voices, Johansen High School
Jennifer Perier, director
Here we come a-Caroling (tradtional)                                                                        arr. Linda Spevacek
Deck the Hall (traditional)                                                                                                arr. Linda Spevacek
Angels we have heard on High (traditional)                                                                      arr. Linda Spevacek
Jolly Old St Nicholas (traditional)                                                                                     arr. Linda Spevacek
Silent Night                                                                                                  Franz Gruber/arr. Linda Spevacek
Tidings of Comfort and Joy (traditional)                                                                             arr. Audrey Snyder
Jingle Bells                                                                                                       J. Pierpont/ arr. Audrey Snyder
We Wish you A Merry Christmas (traditional)                                                                    arr. Linda Spevacek
Guest choir - Johansen High School Viking Singers
Jennifer Perier, director

Intermission


Mary, Did You Know?                                                                                          arr. Patricia Sanders Cota
Christmas Lullaby                                                                                                       arr. Kathleen Mackie
Opus Small Ensemble
Entrada                                                                                                                       Michael Mazzatenta
Jubilant Spirit                                                                                                                       Lauran Delancy
Sing along
O Come, All Ye Faithful
The First Noel
Deck the Halls
We Wish You a Merry Christmas


See, Amid the Winter’s Snow
                                                                                          arr. Lloyd Larson
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen                                                                                  arr. Cynthia Dobrinski
We Need a Little Christmas                                                                                    arr. Ron Mallory