Welcome Christmas 2010

Just one more performance: Sunday, December 12, 2010

The December 11th performance at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.

Advance ticket sales are now closed for the December 12th performance. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door beginning at 2:30pm.

Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm 
   Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, Apple Valley
Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 4 pm 
   Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis
Friday, December 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm 
   Normandale Lutheran Church, Edina
Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm 
   Trinity Lutheran Church, Stillwater
Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 4 pm 
   Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis

Welcome Christmas
this season with songs of Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas yet to come!

Revel in "Christmas past" as Philip Brunelle and the VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers revisit treasured holiday favorites from past years plus our traditional audience sing-along.

Unwrap a "Christmas present" with the world premieres of this year's Welcome Christmas Carol Contest winners. The acclaimed Twin Cities Bronze handbell choir will help us unveil these brand new carols.

As for "Christmas yet to come" —  this year, we invited our audience to vote for the Christmas carols VocalEssence will sing on the 2010 Welcome Christmas concerts. Voting closed on July 1, and we are pleased to announce the Philip Brunelle and Sigrid Johnson have programmed the top five carols to be sung this December. Here are the survey-winning carols:

1. In the Bleak Midwinter
2. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
3. Still, Still, Still
4. Angels We Have Heard on High
5. Ding Dong! Merrily on High

VE-Christmas2011-Program.pdf4.74 MB