The Naugatuck Community Choir, under the direction of Mr. Mark Silva, will perform a selection of holiday music in the beautiful St. Hedwig's Church 32 Golden Hill St, Naugatuck on . Mr. Todd Gorski will serve as the accompanist. The concert is free but free will offerings will be gratefully accepted.
The NCC is made up of local singers who meet weekly at Naugatuck High School to prepare two concerts each year. The director told me, "I'm looking forward to our Dec. 11 concert for several reasons. The music was chosen by its members this time right out of the choir's own library. Also, we'll be performing at St. Hedwig's for the first time. A new venue is always exciting. It's a steadfast group that has managed to maintain its membership of about 40 singers in spite of Mother Nature's efforts to the contrary! I urge everyone to come out and support Naugatuck's very own choir. I'm certainly proud to be its director!"
The singers have been working hard since September preparing for this concert. I will be attending and I hope that music lovers will fill St. Hedwig's Church this year for what is always a great afternoon of music.
This year's winter program features the following pieces:
JESUS, OH, WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD – LLOYD LARSON
ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY – HUBERT BIRD
I WONDER AS I WANDER – JOHN JACOB NILES (LEWIS HENRY HORTON ARR.)
STILL, STILL, STILL – NORMAN LUBOFF
THREE NOELS – CLARE GRUNDMAN
A WELSH LULLABY – K. LEE SCOTT
DONA NOBIS PACEM mvmt 6, “O MAN, GREATLY BELOVED, FEAR NOT!” – RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
THE FIRST NOEL/PACHELBEL’S CANON – MICHAEL CLAWSON
THE SHEPHERD’S FAREWELL TO THE HOLY FAMILY – HECTOR BERLIOZ
JESU, JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING – JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
LO, HOW A ROSE E’ER BLOOMING – MICHAEL PRAETORIUS (PARKER/SHAW ARR.)
IN THE COLD OF WINTER – ROBERT C. CLATTERBUCK
SNOW, SNOW, BEAUTIFUL SNOW – CARL SIGMAN, SHERM FELLER (SIMEONE ARR.)
THE SNOW LAY ON THE GROUND – LEO SOWERBY
THROW THE YULE LOG ON, UNCLE JOHN – P.D.Q. BACH (A.K.A. PETER SCHICKLE)
O LITTLE TOWN OF HACKENSACK - P.D.Q. BACH (A.K.A. PETER SCHICKLE)
THE TWELVE DAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS – FREDERICK SILVER
Parking is available in the church parking lot with additional parking behind Prospect Street School.