Join Us in the Lobby of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel

Join us December 19th at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel! Meet your friends by the big tree in the lobby. Grab a drink and a cookie, find a seat. We’ll be on at 5:30 and again at 6:30! The program will include classic carols like O Little Town of Bethlehem and Coventry Carol, Ladino and Slavic…

Coventry Carol

Coventry Carol is an English carol dating back to the 16th century.┬áIt’s often set as a soft lullaby, as might be sung by Mary to her son as he falls asleep. The lyrics hint at the danger facing the holy family, but the carol ends with a soft, comforting lully-lullay. Sheet music for Coventry Carol…

God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

This carol is a bit of a mash-up, with lyrics from God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen and Here We Come a-Wassailing. Wassailers go door-to-door, singing carols and wishing good health and good fortune on their neighbors. In return, neighbors offer warm drinks and maybe a shiny coin or two. The setting is rousing. Like a…

Zaspalo e Chelebiyche

Two young lovers lay down under the moon and the young man falls asleep. Can the girl wake him before the frosty dawn rises and the rooster crows? This haunting song comes from the Rhodope Mountain region of Bulgaria. Our four-voice setting brings the voices together in close harmony, with shimmering moments of dissonance. In…

Star in the East

Star in the East is an American hymn from the Southern Harmony tradition, composed by William Walker in 1835 (though the tune itself may be older). It is strident and energetic, evoking images of fervent worshippers, stomping their feet as they raise their voices in song. Download Star in the East in 3 parts Photo:…

Megruli Alilo

The Megruli Alilo is a joyous invitation to celebrate the birth of Christ.