The AD HOC Singers

Louise Lee, Director

with Ed Kapusciarz and Judy Thompson, violins

at The Hermitage, Alexandria, VA

6:15 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Please join with us in singing the titles in italics.
Angels We Have Heard on Hightraditional
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly arr. Sir David Willcocks (1919-)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlementraditional
The Babe of BethlehemWilliam Walker
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876) / Richard Storrs Willis (1819-1900)
Joy to the World Isaac Watts (1674-1748) / G. F. Handel (1685-1759) / Lowell Mason (1792-1872)
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming
Gabriel AngelusLuca Marenzio (c1553-1599)
  Gabriel Angelus locutus est Mariae, dicens: The Angel Gabriel spoke to Mary, saying:
  Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum. Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee.
  Benedicta tu in mulieribus. Blessed art thou amongst women.
O Little Town of Bethelehem Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) / Lewis Henry Redner (1831-1908)
MagnificatDietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
  Magnificat anima mea Dominum, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
  et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salvatore meo, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
  quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae. For He hath regarded the humility of His handmaiden.
  Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes, For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
  quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est, et sanctum Nomen eius,   For He that is mighty hath done great things to me, and holy is His Name.
  et misericordia eius a progenie in progenies et timentibus eum. And His Mercy is from generation unto generations upon them that fear Him.
  Fecit potentiam in brachio suo, He hath shewed might in His arm,
  dispersit superbos mente cordi sui; He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
  deposuit potentes de sede et exaltavit humiles; He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.
  esurientes implevit bonis He hath filled the hungry with good things,
  et divites dimisit inanes. and the rich He hath sent empty away.
  Suscepit Israel puerum suum, He hath received Israel, His servant,
  recordatus misericordiae, being mindful of His mercy.
  sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, As He spoke to our Fathers,
  Abraham et semini eius in saecula. Amen. Abraham and His seed forever. Amen.
The First Nowelltraditional
Silent Night Franz Xaver Gruber (1787-1863) / Sir John Stainer (1840-1901)
Nativity CarolJohn Rutter (1945-)
O Come, All Ye Faithful Sir Herbert Stanley Oakeley (1830-1903) / Sir David Willcocks
Deck the Hallstraditional
Tollite Hostias (Psalm 96, verse 8) Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
  Tollite hostias, et adorate Dominum in atrio sancto eius. Bring offerings, and adore God in His holy place.
  Laetentur coeli, et exultet terra a facie Domini, quoniam venit. Rejoice, heaven, and exult, all the earth before the Lord, who comes.
(We Wish You) A Merry Christmasarr. Arthur S. Warrell (1900-1970)
Good King WenceslasJ. M. Neale / arr. Reginald Jacques

The AD HOC Singers
Sopranos Altos Basses
Hellen Gelband    Louise Bedichek    Martin Bernstein
Beth Kepp Jenny Bland Joe Kolinski
Nancy Kolinski Laura Schneider Jim McElfish
Karen Lee Maurice Singer
Julie Mack Tenors Jon Westergaard
Norma Meyer Tim Burr Peter Wolfe
Margaret Smith Brent Chivers

Louise Lee is a graduate of Smith College and Indiana University, where she received a Master of Music degree in organ performance, studying with Oswald Ragatz. Ms. Lee performs frequently as a piano accompanist. She is organist at Arlington Forest United Methodist Church. Ms. Lee has directed the Ad Hoc Singers since she founded the group in 1975.

The Ad Hoc Singers, an amateur chamber chorus devoted to traditional choral literature from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries, has been in existence under the direction of Louise Lee since 1975. They perform regularly at churches and other locations throughout the area. Good sight readers interested in joining the group should call 703-538-2557 to set up an audition, or speak with Ms. Lee after the concert.

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