December Concert  '96 Festival Chorus

GLORIA! PACEM!

A celebration of Peace and Joy for the Holiday Season

This season ('96-'97) marked the 40th Anniversary for the Chorale!
GLORIA! PACEM! was performed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Keyport NJ on Sunday December 8, 1996 at 3:00 PM.

The concert included the

  Shrewsbury Festival Chorus and Orchestra,
  Children’s Chorus,
  Dance Ensemble,
  Brass Quintet and
  Handbell Choir.

The program included the following works:

Flor Peeters: Entrata Festiva
Daniel Pinkham: Christmas Cantata
Frances Poulenc: Gloria (excerpts)
Wolfgang Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
George Frederick Handel: Judas Maccabeus (excerpts)
Gustav Mahler: Three Angels Sang (from Symphony #3)
Ron Nelson: Glory to God
Giovanni Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo
Gerald Finzi: In Terra Pax
Engelbert Humperdinck: Evening Prayer (from Hansel and Gretel)
Arthur Honneger: Christmas Cantata
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem (finale)


 

March '97 Concert

Bach, Mass in B minor

with The Shrewsbury Chorale Orchestra

This season marks our 40th Anniversary Celebration. The Mass was performed on Sunday March 16, 1997 at 4:00 PM, at the Tower Hill First Presbyterian Church, Red Bank, NJ. We joined the Tower Hill Oratorio Choir under the direction of Mr. Charles Harris.

 
Mass in B minor
KYRIE
Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison
Kyrie eleison
GLORIA
Gloria in excelsis
Et in terra pax
Laudamus te
Gratias agimus tib
Domine Deus
Qui tollis peccata mundi
Qui sedes ad destram Patris
Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Cum Sancto Spiritu
INTERMISSION
CREDO
Credo in unum Deum
Patrem omnipotentem
Et i unum Dominum
Et incarnatus est
Crucifixus
Et is Spiritum sanctum Dominum
Confiteor
Et expecto
SANCTUS
OSANNA
BENEDICTUS
AGNUS DEI
DONA NOBIS PACEM
 

 

June '97 Concert

Conductor’s Choice

with The Shrewsbury Chorale Orchestra

The concert featured favorite  selections of our Conductor, Brian Aschinger. We continued our 40th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday June 14, 1997 at 8 PM at  St. Catharine's Church, Middletown Road, Holmdel.
 

The program included the following works:

George Frederick Handel, CORONATION ANTHEM #1: Zadok the Priest
Johannes Brahms, GERMAN REQUIEM: How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings/We Shall All Be Changed
Claude Debussy, NOCTURNES: Sirenes
Franz Joseph Haydn, THE CREATION: The Heavens are Telling
Ernest Bloch, SACRED SERVICE: Mah Tovu, Echod hu Elohenu, Yimloch Adonoy Leolom
Ariel Ramirez, MISA CRIOLLA: excerpts
Modest Mussorgsky, BORIS GUDUNOV: Pilgrim’s Chorus, Coronation Scene

 10 MINUTE INTERMISSION

Carl Orff, CARMINA BURANA: Were diu Werlt, Fortune Plango, Veni, Neni, O Fortuna
Randall Thompson, THE LAST WORDS OF DAVID
Aaron Copeland, OLD AMERICAN SONGS: Zion’s Walls
Howard Hanson, SONG OF DEMOCRACY: O Morning Dew, Steer them with a Good Strong Hand
Robert Russell Bennett, STEPHEN COLLINS FOSTER-A COMMEMORATION SYMPHONY: Finale
Randall Thompson, FROSTIANA: Choose Something Like a Star
Ralph Vaughan Williams, FIVE MYSTICAL SONGS: Antiphon
Johann Strauss, Jr., DIE FLEDERMAUS: Brotherhood and Sisterhood
Ruggiero Leoncavallo, I PAGLIACCI: Bell Chorus
Piertro Mascagni, CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA: Regina Coeli
Encore:
Ludwig Van Beethoven, SYMPHONY #9 (Choral): Ode to Joy