Page 1


Susan Bialek Artistic Director

Patricia McKewen Amato Piano


Gordon Center for Performing Arts 3506 Gwynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills

40th Anniversary Holiday Concert Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:00 PM Gordon Center for Performing Arts Owings Mills, Maryland Susan Bialek, Artistic Director Patricia McKewen Amato, Piano

320 E. Towsontown Blvd. Terrace Level • Towson, MD 21286 410-494-1480 •

Children’s Chorus of Maryland is funded in part by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Program design by Kathrine Forster Kuo,

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015



2 015 -2 016


DEC 12&13, 2015




With period instrument orchestra at Emmanuel Episcopal Church and Grace United Methodist Church. $47, $37, $10 Student. Karen Vuong, Carla Jablonski, Ian McEuen, Andrew Pardini

MAR 5, 2016


Path of Miracles

A mesmerizing journey in sound at the historic Baltimore Basilica, inspired by a centuries-old pilgrimage of faith. $37, $27, $10 Student.

MAY 7, 2016

The Heart’s Age

Handel Choir and the Lyric and Concert Choirs of Children’s Chorus of Maryland ALLEGRI ARGENTO BIEBL BRITTEN DISTLER HOLST GALUPPI ... & more! At Second Presbyterian Church. $37, $27, $10 Student.


h a n d elch oi r.o r g

6 67.20 6.4120

2 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

From the Artistic Director

We, the ninety-two singers, faculty and staff of Children’s Chorus of Maryland, are thrilled to welcome you to our 40th annual Holiday Concert and to share with you the result of the singers’ care, diligence and dedication during this first semester of our ruby anniversary year! In addition, we send collective heartfelt wishes to all for joyous holidays with family; whether you are beginning your observation and celebration of Hanukkah tonight or will observe and celebrate Christmas in two weeks or will be gathering with family for Kwanzaa at the end of the month. The sense of wonder that accompanies this long-awaited season can somehow be felt in comparable intensity in both the quiet, reflective moments of private tranquility as well as in the grander magnificence of a triumphant spectacle. It is this dichotomy that led to the creation of this concert’s theme, Splendor and Peace. Some of our music quietly tells delicate sacred stories, and some revels in festive traditions. Some selections are modern settings, some are from past centuries. Winter Nights and the Mi’kmaq Honour Song are different from all as both are intended to create soundscapes rather than supply a narrative, offering a chance for the listener to experience the effect more than follow the story-somehow both serene and majestic. As part of the grandness of our 40th, the older choirs are making a foray into longer choral works this year. As planned, the concert choir will share the first movement of Galuppi’s three-movement work, Dixit Dominus, a setting of Psalm 110 composed in the 16th century with you today. Please look forward to a performance of the entire three movement work in May as part of the grand 40th Anniversary Spring Concert celebration! The touring choir will travel to Oregon to work with renowned English choral scholar and composer Bob Chilcott at the Pacific International Choral Festival next summer. With this in mind, we have also added a very different sounding multi-movement work, Mr. Chilcott’s, Peace Mass, composed in the late 20th century, to our 2015-16 repertoire. Our selections typically do not exceed four to five minutes in length. These two works, each in their entirety, are nearly 12 minutes each. Even adult choirs do not regularly sing major works from memory. Please know it was intended from the beginning that our singers not be asked to memorize these lengthy compositions, especially since they are very long texts and are in Latin. I am very proud of our singers for their work on both of these substantial and significant choral works. CCM’s pedagogical program is very dedicated to the philosophy of Zoltan Kodály. Kodály’s approach to music education grew out of the availability and approachability of the authentic folk music of his culture and the idea that everyone could sing together using the songs that came directly from the traditions of a culture. On this occasion, we take a bit of license with his precept; I chose a composed folk song by living American maritime folksinger and folklorist Gordon Bok, who has called himself “a keeper and caretaker of songs and stories”. On his website,, he wrote: Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015


“I’m drawn to songs that show me how others have lived their lives and sorted through their problems—that’s the great wisdom in traditional music, and in the songs that will become the tradition in other generations. They’ve shown me how to live, and if others learn something from my passing them on, that’s another pleasure.” It is with this in mind that we close today’s program with his setting of the Judy Goodenough poem, Turning of the Year. Please join in singing the refrain the second and fourth time. We thank members of the concert choir for creating harmonies to this beautiful melody.

—Susan Bialek

From the Board President

Welcome families, friends and patrons of CCM—it is a pleasure and privilege to celebrate our 40th anniversary with you! Performance, though just a small part of the CCM experience, culminates in the concert experience; hours of music education form the real foundation for learning the fundamentals of theory—thus making the CCM-experience a unique-experience.

There are numerous individuals that we can recognize for sharing their time and talents with our children, but it is the choristers and their parents that make the many sacrifices necessary for CCM to exist. We are all a team that understands the true value of a strong musical education. Tuitions and concert sales offset only a small part of our budget. Our survival depends upon the donations from our generous patrons. Please take a moment, during this season of giving, to consider a gift to the Children’s Chorus of Maryland. I thank you. Jack Vaeth President and Parent Representative CCM Board of Directors

4 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

2015–2016 Roster Concert Choir Malia Bailey Lily Batchelor Madison Cote Campbell DiCarlo La’Mya Flowers Edwin Harmon

Lyric Choir Christian Bechmann Caroline Boteler Molly Bugg Caroline Cook Kierstin Cummings Mairead DeBrabander Julija DeVance Julia Gaevsky Emily Georgiou Autumn Gilliam

Treble Choir Marlena Althouse Lydia Aus Joselyn Belcher Joey Blank Morgen Christian Alexandra Corwell Heaven Davis Madelyn Dwyer Madisyn Flowers Anna Fugelso Caroline Guest Calleigh Johnson Sevil Kallam

Sophia Kessenich Marlo Lacson Claire Lamoureux Meredith Pepin Jesse Plank Abraham Plimpton Laney Plimpton

Emmy Pratt Samuel Schuler Emma Shannon Grace Vaeth Elizabeth Volpe Charlotte Zang

Janet Gosnell Eileen Gregory Marin Harris Autumn Husband Sophia Justen Zoe Kazanzides Eli Lehman Evan Macdonald Meredith Moore Abigail Morris Mattie Mueller Inshera Opoku

Sara Orlinsky Timothy Pepin Jeremy Plimpton Noelle Plimpton Wilson Pratt Michelle Reynoso Morgan Sessa Peter Vashchilko Malaika Walker Harrison Wimms Zoe Zsebenyi

Olivia Kasperski Dennis Kupchenko Natalie Labrique Jonathan Lee Zaria Mayo Megan McCormick Lydia Montcalmo Eve Moran Amalia Nelson Zoe Niessen Scarlett O’Comartun Ayeyi Opoku Audrey Ort Gabriella Pangborn

Mercy Pantzer Jonah Papovich Connor Pratt Arthur Schugam Jada Segall Kaitlyn Seibel Pyotr Sergeevykh Colette Vannier Marta Vashchilko Finnegan Wagner Jamison Washington Berlyn Wells-Huber Alaya Zsebenyi

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015


Staff Ramona Galey

Christina Owens

Susan Bialek

Meryem Ahmadian

General Director Artistic Director

Andrea Burgoyne

Marketing Director

Program Coordinator

Operations Director

Faculty Patricia McKewen Amato Piano

Vocal Coach/Accompanist, Towson University Voice Division B.M. Ed., Catholic University of America M.M., University of Houston Certificates in Lieder, Opera, and Chamber Music, American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria Faculty, American Institute of Musical Studies, Graz, Austria

Susan Bialek

Artistic Director, Teacher – Solfa I

B.A. Music, Vassar College M.A.T., Music Education, Manhattanville College Kodály Certification Level 1 & 2, Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford Director of Music, Dutchess Day School, 1992-2014 Co-founder and Director, Cappella Festiva Treble Choir, 2006-2014 President, Dutchess County Music Educators Association, 2012-2014

Lyndsay Davies

Teacher – CCM Outreach Program at Stoneleigh Elementary School

B.M.Ed., Grove City College M.M.Ed., Kodály Emphasis, American Kodály Institute, Loyola University Teacher, Children’s Chorus of Maryland Conservatory Program (2009-2013) Music Teacher, Harford County Public Schools (2000-2010) 6 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Len Langrick

Early Childhood Program Director; Teacher – Crickets, Beginner II; Summer Day Camp Coordinator Music Teacher, Indian Creek School B.M.Ed., Western Michigan University M.M., Indiana University Kodály Certification Level III, Silver Lake College Orff-Schulwerk Certification, Level III, West Chester University Musikgarten Certification (early childhood)

Lauren McDougle

Education Director Teacher – Beginner I, Intermediate II, Solfa II

Music Specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools Faculty, American Kodály Institute B.M. Mus. Ed., Bowling Green State University Orff-Schulwerk Level I, Eastman School of Music M. M. Ed., Kodály Emphasis, Loyola University President-elect, Maryland United Specialists in Kodály

Jennifer Miller

Teacher – Beginner III, Intermediate III, Solfa III

Kodály certification, Loyola University B.S. Mus Ed, Towson University M.M.Mus Ed, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Choral Director, Loyola Blakefield (1999-2013)

Angela Pope

Teacher – Beginner I, Intermediate I

Music Teacher, Atholton Elementary School B. M. Ed. University of Delaware Student Loyola University, American Kodály Institute

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015


Preserve the Legacy Continue the Commitment

CCM’s late Founder, Betty Bertaux, was committed to the ideal that no musically talented child would ever be turned away from Children’s Chorus of Maryland & School of Music because of an inability to afford the tuition. In that spirit, CCM has always offered a robust program of scholarship assistance to a large percentage of our student body. Even at the best of times, tuition covers less than 50% of CCM’s annual operating budget. But in this challenging economy, with over 50% of our families now receiving scholarship assistance, requests for support are exceeding available funds. Betty’s legacy lives on in the students she taught, the music she composed, the teachers and musicians she mentored, and at CCM - the school she created and nurtured for nearly 40 years. Please consider making a gift today to the Betty Bertaux Memorial Scholarship Fund here at CCM. Your funds will be used to continue to provide the extraordinary music education to which Betty devoted her life—to nurture young musicians, to help them learn what they need in order to share their gifts with the world, and to feed their souls. • (410) 494-1480 8 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Board of Directors Dr. Jack Vaeth, President CCM Parent Liaison; Psychiatrist

Andrea Burgoyne, Secretary CCM Operations Director; CCM Alumni Parent Ramona Galey, Treasurer CCM General Director

Theodosia DeLoatch Director of Human Resources, American Office Equipment Company Susan Goetze CCM Alumni Parent; Owner, Sinclair Leasing

Advisory Board James Glover, Chair Ronald Gretz Retired financial planner and college professor, Artistic Director, CCM Alumni Parent Annapolis Opera Company Patricia McKewen Amato Conductor, Coach & Accompanist, AIMS Institute; Peabody Institute; Brevard Music Festival; Aspen Music Festival; Young Victorian Theatre Carol Bogash Director of Education, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Herbert Goldman, Esquire Gordon, Feinblatt, Rothman Hoffberger and Hollander, L.L.C. Hilda Perl Goodwin Philanthropist

Thomas Hall Music Director, Baltimore Choral Arts Society Edward Polochick Music Director, Concert Artists of Baltimore

Dr. Elam Ray Sprenkle Retired Professor of Music History and Theory, Peabody Conservatory Barry Tuckwell Conductor, Clinician, Horn Soloist

Nancy Grasmick, Ph.D. Retired State Superintendent of Schools, Maryland Department of Education

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015


Madisyn, you are writing your blueprint for success. Congratulations on your first year in the choir. We love you, Mommy, Daddy, La’Mya and Marcus

Congratulations Mairead on your first CCM concert! We love you very much! Dad, Mom, Rene, Malek and Hugh

Dear Autumn Husband—We love listening as you find your voice. Keep on doing what you love. We love you, Mommy & John, Nan & Pap, Addie K., Jack & Patrick

10 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Concert Donors List 2015–2016 Season as of November 2015

Children’s Chorus of Maryland wishes to thank the following donors for their generous support of our programs and for their dedication and commitment to our children. We can’t do it without you!

Director’s Circle ($10,000+) Ramona Galey & The Estate of Betty Bertaux JS Plank and DM Dicarlo Family Foundation Maryland State Arts Council

Benefactors ($2,500 - $4,999) Patricia McKewen Amato Keith May

Patrons ($1,000 - $2,499) This performance is made possible in part through sponsorship of the Baltimore County Executive, County Council and Commission on Arts and Sciences.

Associated Catholic Charities Blue Sky Solutions Andrea Burgoyne Ramona Galey Susan Goetze

Helen Otell St. Andrews Christian Community Church TRowe Price Foundation Jack Vaeth

Sponsors ($500 – $999) Carol Bogash Guozhang Cheng & Yan Jiang Edwin Lo

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015

Wendy Scheinberg Mary Weller


12 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Contributors & Sustainers ($250 – $499) Yara Cheikh & Firmin DeBrabander (Creating Equity, LLC) Len & Cindy Levering Stacy & David Plimpton

Megan Leah Roberts John Watt Mary Weller

Donors ($100 – $249)

Joyce Stevens Brown Kelly Emerson Christina Feliciano Heidi Grundmann Elisa Hartman Jonathan Jensen Teodoro Katinis Richard Kemper Dennis & Kathrine Kuo Leslie Margolis Michael Meyers

($50 – $99)

Michael Alto Capital One Carol Baumerich Alan Bertaux Drew Bostwick Terry Brashears Josephine DeVincenzi George Dickey George & Agatha Diver Pace Kessenich Carol McCurdy

(up to $49)

Amazon Kristen Appel Jeri Devance Kelly Griffin GSN of Southwest Florida Kathleen Jackson Jared Mandell Melaleuca

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015

Phyllis & Barry Miller Diane & Eric Orlinsky Christina Owens David Page David Power Mary Riordan Susan Robinson Amelia Schuler Linda Sholl Dorothy Wade John Watt Michael Mauro Marianne Meyers Diane Mezzanotte Diane Moran Dr. Karl Sachs Susan Safford Charles & Ruth Spivak Carolyn Tancock Noreen Victor Viridian Energy

Melinda Oneal Deborah Stambaugh Barbara Tagg Christine Wells Judi Wolf


Program Susan Bialek, Conductor Patricia McKewen Amato, Piano

Lyric and Concert Choirs Cantate Domino Psalm 95

Nancy Hill Cobb

S’vivon Traditional Hebrew text

Betty Bertaux

Treble Choir Ding Dong, Merrily on High Arranged by Ken Berg

16th century French Carol

Dormi, Dormi

Traditional Italian Carol Arranged by Mary Goetze

Do-Di-Li English text by Joyce Merman Fum, Fum, Fum

Israeli folk song Arranged by Ward Norman Traditional Catalonian Carol Arranged by John D. Miller

Lyric Choir Winter’s Night

Music and lyrics by Frode Fjellheim Trung Vo, soprano saxophone

In the Bleak Midwinter Christina Rossetti Torah, Orah

Gustav Holst Traditional Hebrew folk song Arranged by Brant Adams Trung Vo, clarinet

14 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Interlude Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through the Night)

Welsh Melody Arranged by Larry Shackley

Patricia McKewen Amato, piano

Lyric and Concert Choirs Peace Mass

Bob Chilcott

Kyrie (Emma Shannon, soloist) Gloria Sanctus Agnus Dei

Mi’kmaq Honour Song

Incorporates traditional chant Arranged by Lydia Adams

Interlude O Come O Come Emmanuel

13th Century Plainsong Arranged by Jeanine Yeager

Patricia McKewen Amato, piano

Concert Choir Angels Did Sing

Music and Lyrics by Steven Rickards

Dixit Dominus Psalm 110

Baldesarre Galuppi

Coventry Carol

Traditional English Carol Arranged by Victor Cohen Johnson

Sing We Now of Christmas

Traditional French Carol Arranged by Brian Cook

Elizabeth Volpe, Grace Vaeth, soloists

Combined Choirs God Bless the Master

Folksong from Sussex Mummer’s Carol Arranged by Ralph Vaughn Williams

Turning of the Year Judy Goodenough

Gordon Bok

Lily Batchelor and Marlo Lacson, guitar

Please join us for a light reception in the lobby immediately following the concert.

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015


texts & translations Cantate Domino Cantate Domino, canticum novum Cantate domino, omnis terra

Sing to the Lord a new song, Sing to the Lord all the earth.

Anuntiate inter gentes gloriam tuam, In omnibus populis mirabilia ejus.

Declare his glory among the nations His wonders among all people.

Cantate Domino Benedicite nomini ejus.

Quoniam magnus dominum Et laudabilis nimis.

Sing to the Lord, Bless his name.

For the Lord is great And greatly to be praised

S’vivon S’vivon sov, sov, sov, Hanukkah hu hag tov, Hag simha hu laam Nes gadol haya sham!

Little dreydl, spin, spin, spin Hanukkah is a festive time A joyous holiday for everyone, For a Great Miracle Happened There!

Ding Dong, Merrily on High Ding, dong! Merrily on high in heav’n the bells are ringing Ding, dong! Verily the sky is riv’n with angel’s singing. Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis! E’en so here below, below, let steeple bells be swungen, And “I-o, i-o, i-o” by priest and people sungen. Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

Pray you, dutifully prime your matin chime, ye ringers: May you beautifully rhyme your evetime song, ye singers. Gloria, Hosanna in excelsis!

16 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Dormi Dormi Dormi, dormi, dormi, o bel babin Re divin, Re divin. Fa la nanna, o fantolino, Re divin, Re divin.

Sleep, o sleep, my lovely Child, King divine, King, divine. Close your eyes and sweetly slumber, King divine, King divine

Perche piangi, o mio tresor Dolce amor, dolce amor! Fa la nanna, o caro figlio, Tanto bel, tanto bel, Fa la nanna, o caro figlio

O my sweet treasure, do not weep! Sweetly sleep, sweetly sleep, Close your eyes my Son, my dear one. Sweetly sleep, sweetly sleep, Close your eyes, my Son, my dear one.

Refrain: Fa la la la, Fa la la la la, Fa la la la, Fa la la la, Fa la la la la, Fa la la la, Fa la, Fa la, Fa la, Fa la.


Do-Di-Li Do-di-li! Dance the hora! O how merry we will be! Oh, dance and sing! Do-di-li! Play the tambourine! Ev’rybody dance, all in a ring! Oh, Hanukkah, oh, the feast of lights! All our friends congregate! Children spinning dreidles, running , having fun! One and all celebrate!

Do-di-li! Dance the hora! O how merry we will be! Oh, dance and sing! Do-di-li! Play the tambourine! Ev’rybody dance, all in a ring!

Now the fun begins, gather in a circle to see the busy dreidles spin! ‘Round and ‘round they go, humming happy songs, until the last to stop wins! Do-di-li! Dance the hora! O how merry we will be! Oh, dance and sing! Do-di-li! Play the tambourine! Ev’rybody dance, all in a ring! Hanukkah! Feast of Lights! All our friends congregate! Children Run! Having fun! One and all celebrate!

Do-di-li! Dance the hora! O how merry we will be! Oh, dance and sing! Do-di-li! Play the tambourine! Ev’rybody dance, all in a ring! continued on page 18

La’Mya, What a commitment, 6 years and perfect attendance! Now it has paid off. Congratulations on your 7th year! Now you are in concert choir. We love you, Mommy, Daddy, Madisyn, and Marcus Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015


TEXTS & TRANSLATIONS continued from page 17

Fum, Fum, Fum On December five and twenty: Fum, Fum, Fum! Oh a babe for us to love came down this night, this blessed night. Of a maiden pure and holy, in a stable, mean and lowly: Fum, Fum Fum!

On December five and twenty: Fum, Fum, Fum! Little birds from out the wood fly to the child, the infant child. Keep him warm in winter weather, fill the manger with sweet feathers. Fum, Fum, Fum! Tiny stars look down from heaven: Fum, Fum Fum! If you hear the baby sigh, don’t let him cry, don’t let him cry. Now we sing the holy story, brighten all the sky with glory; Fum, Fum, Fum!

Winter’s Night (Vinternatt) From a “yoik” tradition of the Sámi People of Scandanavia and Russia in which short phrases are used repeatedly with very small variations. The syllables used here are based on Norweigian pronunciation. The effect describes the silence and darkness during a northern winter. — Frode Fjellman, adapted.

In the Bleak Midwinter In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, long ago Angels and archangels may have gathered there, Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air; But his mother only In her maiden bliss, Worshiped the beloved with a kiss What can I give him, Poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb If I were a wiseman, I would do my part, Yet what I can I give him; Give Him my heart.

Torah Orah Yisraeil! Torah orah, Hall’luyah! Yisraeil v’oraita v’kud’sha b’rich hu chad hu.

Israel! The Torah is light, halleluyah! Israel and the Torah and the Blessed are one.

18 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Peace Mass Kyrie Kyrie eleison Christe eleison Kyrie eleison Gloria Gloria in excelsis deo et in terra pax ominibus bonae voluntatis. Laudamus Te, Benedicimus Te, Adoramus Te, Glorificamus Te.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you,

Domine, Filiunigenite Jesu Christe. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris. Qui tollis peccata mundi Miserere nobis Suscipe deprecationem nostrum. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris,

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

Gratias agimus Tibi propter magnam gloriam Tuam. Domine Deus Rex coelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens.

Miserere nobis. Quoniam Tu solus sanctus Tu solus Dominus, To solus altissimus, Jesu Christe Cum sancto Spiritu in gloria Dei Patris. Amen

Sanctus Sanctus, Dominus Deus, Sabaoth. Pleni sunt coeli et terra, Gloria tua. Hosanna in excelsis.

Agnus Dei Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi Miserere nobis, dona nobis pacem.

Make us an instrument of your peace Lord have mercy Christ have mercy Lord have mercy

We give you thanks, for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.

have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen Holy Lord God of hosts Heaven and earth are full of your glory Hosanna in the highest Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world Have mercy on us, grant us peace.

continued on page 20

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015


TEXTS & TRANSLATIONS continued from page 19

Mi’kmaq Honour Song The Mi’kmaq Honour Song is a chant dedicated to and in honour of the Creator in the Inuit culture. The employment of nature sounds and the call of the human voice honors this tradition of the Mi’kmaq peoples. The sounds are not in a particular language, but are perhaps a derivation of a text handed down through the ages. — Lydia Adams

Angels Did Sing Hear of the mystery I tell you this day How that a boy was born on the hay, Child and king, angels did sing, Warmed by the beasts on this first Christmas day Gabriel the angel foretold of the Child Visiting Mary the virgin so mild, Mother and maid, humble and pure Cradled her king in a world so wild.

Shepherds were frightened by angels on high, Telling the birth of the child close by Singing how love, sent from above Changes the world, for a new age is nigh. God’s Holy star provided heavenly light, Guiding the Magi to the infant king. Frankincense, myrrh, glittering gold, All for the child, shivering and cold Fulfilling prophecies ages old Innocent child of mysterious birth, God’s incarnation has come to earth, Be of good cheer, Christmas is here Bringing humanity hope and mirth

20 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Dixit Dominus Dixit Domino meo “Sede a dextris meis, donec ponam inimicos tuos scabellum deum tuorum

The Lord says to my lord: Sit at my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool.

Tecum principium in die virtutis tuae in splendoribus sanctorum Ex utero ante luciferum Genui te.

Your people will offer themselves freely on the day you lead your host in holy array. From the womb of the morning Like dew your youth will come to you.

Virgam virtutis tuae emittet Dominus ex Sion Dominare in medio inimicorus tuorum!

The Lord sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter Rule in the midst of your foes!

Coventry Carol Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child, By, by lully, lullay

O sisters, too, how may we do For to preserve this day This poor youngling for whom we do sing By, by lully, lullay Herod, the king, in his raging, charged he hath this day his men of might, In his own sight, all young children to slay,

That woe is me, poor child for thee and ever mourn and say for thy parting neither say nor sing, By, by lully, lullay continued on page 22

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015


TEXTS & TRANSLATIONS continued from page 21

Sing we now of Christmas Sing we now of Christmas, Sing we all Noel. Of our Lord and Savior we the tidings tell. Sing we Noel, for Christ the King is born.

Angels from on high say shepherds come and see. Born in Bethlehem, a blessed lamb for thee. Sing we Noel, for Christ the King is born. Shepherds find the child lying in a manger stall Joseph standing by and Mary, mother mild. Sing we Noel, for Christ the King is born.

Magi Oriental journey from afar. They did come to greet him ‘neath the shining star Sing we Noel, for Christ the King is born. Sing we now of Christmas, Sing we all Noel. Of our Lord and Savior we the tidings tell. Sing we Noel, for Christ the King is born.

Look around you today— You will see many people sporting various CCM pins. The oval, “Sponsor” pins are given to honor those people who have made an extraordinary financial contribution to CCM, of five hundred or more dollars to CCM in any one year. CCM could not exist without their generosity. Some of our volunteers will be wearing pins earned for service far beyond that required of CCM families. Many of these volunteers have given dozens, even hundreds of extra hours to CCM. No concert, no fundraiser, no newsletter, no tour, no CCM event could be produced without the generosity of our volunteers. Finally, you will see many pins proudly worn by our choristers. Every pin represents a period of extraordinary commitment, on the part of the student and the family, to braving the elements, overcoming illness, and laying other opportunities aside, in order to achieve exemplary attendance at CCM’s classes and rehearsals. Good attendance is the backbone of a polished performance, and while perfect and near-perfect attendance isn’t always possible, we honor those students who accomplish it. And look how many have accomplished it again and again! Taken together, CCM’s pins tell the story of a tremendous commitment—of time, effort, funds, determination and talent—all of which come together to produce today’s concert. If you’re reading this program, chances are that some of that commitment has come from you. So thank you, to all who have made today’s concert possible. We couldn’t have done it without you!

22 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

God Bless The Master God bless the master of this house with happiness beside Where’er his body rides or walks Lord Jesus be his guide, Lord Jesus be his guide.

God bless the mistress of this house with gold chain round her breast Where’er her body sleeps or wakes Lord, send her soul to rest, Lord send her soul to rest. God bless your house, your children too, your cattle and your store, The Lord increase you day by day and Send you more and more.

Turning of the Year (audience please join in singing on the refrains!) Dark the sky and dark the land and dark the running sea, Oh lay your hand upon my hand and share the day with me

Refrain: To friends we had and foes we had and those that held us dear, We raise a glass to lad and lass at turning of the year.

Fish for silver, dig for gold; so run the years away And when we’re weary, when we’re old, we come back home to stay. Refrain: To friends we had and foes we had and those that held us dear, We raise a glass to lad and lass at turning of the year. One more road, one more hill, one more stony shore, One more river to cross until we’re going home once more.

Refrain: To friends we had and foes we had and those that held us dear, We raise a glass to lad and lass at turning of the year. So friend or foe, we wish you ease however far you roam, Who sail the seven salty seas or walk the hills of home

Refrain: To friends we had and foes we had and those that held us dear, We raise a glass to lad and lass at turning of the year.

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015



Children’s Chorus of Maryland warmly welcomes our guest performers in this afternoon’s concert. We are grateful for their collaboration and artistry! Pianist Patricia McKewen Amato’s extensive operatic experience includes duties as conductor, coach, and accompanist at the AIMS Institute in Graz, Austria, Brevard Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Peabody Institute, and the Young Victorian Theatre. She served as assistant music director of the Baltimore Opera Company and music director of its touring company; music director/conductor for Annapolis Opera, Maryland Lyric Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Opera Americana, Washington Savoyards, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and Rep Stage; and assistant conductor/chorus master for Washington Summer Opera. A versatile pianist, Ms. Amato frequently performs with the Children’s Chorus of Maryland, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Chorale, Baltimore Choral Arts, Baltimore Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Baltimore Opera, Prince George’s Opera and Philharmonic, and Metropolitan Opera regional competitions. Ms. McKewen Amato is a first place winner in the Houston Chamber Music Society Competition; she recently performed The Carnival of the Animals with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and Carmina Burana with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. She made her Lincoln Center conducting debut in 1999 in an all-Charles Loeffler program, subsequently recorded on Koch International. Ms. McKewen Amato is a coach/accompanist for the voice division at Towson University, the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, and the Children’s Chorus of Maryland. She holds a BM from the Catholic University of America (magna cum laude), a MM from the University of Houston (magna cum laude), and certificates in lieder, opera, and chamber music from The American Institute of Musical Studies, in Graz, Austria.

24 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Trung Vo (clarinet) is a junior Music Education major at Towson University and studies under Dr. Jim Logan and Darryl Brenzel. He performs regularly with the Towson University Symphony Orchestra, Towson University Symphonic Band, Toby’s Dinner Theatre, and the Iggy Gennusa Clarinet Camerata, and subs for orchestral, operatic, and Broadway groups in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Jamison, Congratulations on your first performance with Children’s Chorus of Maryland. We are so proud of you. Keep singing strong!! Love Mom and Dad

Malia! Congratulations! 1st Year! CCM! Great New Journey! Kindness of spirit, Voice of Love Pops & Moms

Get Connected to CCM Online! Visit, where you’ll find: • All the latest happenings, including performance multimedia and upcoming events! • Concert recordings and artisan-crafted Claymore Pens at the CCM Shop, where 100% of proceeds benefit our programs!

Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015


La’Mya, congratulations on your 7th year at CCM. Madisyn, congratulations on your 1st year at CCM. I’m so proud of both of you! Your voices bring joy to my soul! Love, MeMa LaVera

26 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

concert volunteers Backstage Helpers Box Office Concert Parents F.I.P.

Amy Johnson, Kim Labrique, Kris Moore, Leslie Wagner, Chris Wells, Pat Wilson

Yara Cheikh, Carol deNeufville, Elizabeth Edwards, Sasha Harris, Viktoriya Kudryavtseva, Maureen Papovich, Marissa Reynoso, Brenda Segall, Lisa Washington, Harriette Wimms Beth Bugg, Jeanine Christian, Staci Georgiou, Kristen McCormick

Ray Lacson, Coordinator

Hall Monitoring

Lisa Bechmann, Coordinator

Music Library

Chris Wells, Coordinator


Photography Team Reception

Set-up/Clean-up & Riser Crew

Stage Management Uniforms

Web Developer

Lauren Morris, Coordinator

David Cook, Laurie Cook, Joanna Guest, Wolfgang Justen, Elena Lee, Maureen Papovich, Chris Wells Quentina Harmon, Coordinator

Tim Christian, Joshua DeVance, Emma Kallam, Casey Papovich

Daniela Amzel, Jeff Belcher, Tim Christian, Christina Mayo, Larry Schuler

Kelly Ort, Theresa Volpe, Co-Coordinators Amelia Schuler

…And many thanks to all those who pitched in to help after this program went to print!

acknowledgements Children’s Chorus of Maryland wishes to thank: • CCM Parents and community volunteers for their generous service. • CCM Faculty for their excellent instruction, musicianship, and caring respect for children. • The Board of Directors for their time, devotion, and guidance. • Numerous Donors who have faithfully supported CCM’s operation and development. Splendor & Peace: Holiday Concert 2015


save the date! Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 pm Merriment and Melodies Holiday Choral Series Harbor East, Downtown Baltimore Lyric and Concert Choirs

Sunday, December 13, 2:00 pm Community Holiday mini-Concert Towson Library Treble and Lyric Choirs

Saturday, January 9 CCM Classes Resume

Saturday, January 16, 10:00 am - 10:50 am CCM Crickets Spring Semester Class Begins

Sunday, April 10, 4:00 pm Charlestown Retirement Community Performance Lyric and Concert Choirs

Sunday, May 1, 3:00 pm 40th Anniversary Gala Spring Concert Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, Owings Mills All Choirs

Saturday, May 7, 7:30 pm CCM in Concert with Handel Choir of Baltimore Second Presbyterian Church, Baltimore Lyric and Concert Choirs

Thursday, June 16, 7:30 pm CCM Touring Choir send-off Concert Location TBA 2016 CCM Touring Choir

Friday, February 26, 7:30 pm Sunday, February 28, 3:00 pm Tuesday, June 21 – Baltimore Concert Opera, Edgar Wednesday, June 29

Select Singers from Lyric and Concert Tour to PICFEST, Eugene, Oregon Choirs CCM Touring Choir

Saturday, March 5, during regular class/rehearsal times

Schedule is subject to change.

Prospective Parent Open House #1

Wednesday, March 16, during regular class/rehearsal times Prospective Parent Open House #2

Saturday, April 9 Prospective Student Demonstration Day at 1:00 PM

28 Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Children’s Chorus of Maryland

& School of Music

Nurturing Voices, Minds & Hearts for over 40 years Children learn to read & write music in small classes.

Students sing & perform in one of three choirs.

Offering comprehensive music education & choral performance for the Baltimore region Serving children as young as 4 years old Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season start in February 410-494-1480  


head, heart, hands The Waldorf School of Baltimore educates children to think, feel, and act with depth, imagination, and purpose. Integrating dynamic academic learning with visual arts, music, and movement in Pre K - Grade 8



CCM: 40th Anniversary Holiday Concert - Splendor and Peace  

Susan Bialek, artistic director & conductor Patricia McKewen Amato, piano Gordon Center for Performing Arts 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you