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Dale Warland Singers present "Echoes of Christmas, 2003"

Saint Paul, Minn. — This final Echoes of Christmas concert features three world premieres, all of which have been written by talented composers from within the Dale Warland Singers organization. The Singers' composer-in-residence, John Muehleisen, offers the first premiere of the concert with "This Night", the text of which comes from an ancient collection of Scottish poems. Singer Abbie Betinis will present a dynamic new piece, "Cedit, Hyems" (Be Gone, Winter!), and Matthew Culloton, librarian, music advisor and bass section leader, delivers "God's Mother Be", his first original composition for the ensemble.

Broadcast program:

Traditional: "Sussex Carol"

Traditional: "What Child Is This?"

Traditional: "The First Noël"

FRANCIS POULENC: "Four Motets for Christmastime"

FRANK FERKO: "A Festival of Carols"


ERIC WHITACRE: "Lux Aurumque"

ABBIE BETINIS: "Cedit, Hyems"


Traditional: "Still, Still, Still "

Traditional: "Ding, Dong, Merrily on High"

Traditional: "Silent Night"

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