In its nineteenth annual holiday concert, the professional chorus Cantus Columbus, directed by William J. Bullock, recounts the Christmas story with classical masterpieces and audience carols. Performing in the superb acoustics of Legacy Hall, the chorus is assisted this year by the renowned Axiom Brass from Chicago, pianist Janie Lee Bullock, and organist Aesook Moon playing the Jordan Concert Organ.
This year’s program features 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-century compositions and arrangements, including African-American spirituals introducing the four program sections (Prophecy, Birth, Epiphany and Aspiration), several traditional carols (Angels We Have Heard on High, I Wonder as I Wander, The First “Nowell”, etc.), and atmospheric organ and piano pieces. The choral works are by noted composers from Russia, France, England, Germany and America.