WHEN: Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 5 PM
WHERE: Church of the Immaculate Conception, 30 North Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ
TICKETS: in advance online for $20, or at the door for $25. Children 18 and under are free of charge. Seniors and students: $15.
For more information visit www.emberensemble.org or call 888-407-6002 Ext.5.
The Ember vocal ensemble presents the joyous tradition of its annual holiday concert. Under the artistic leadership of conductor Deborah Simpkin King, Ph.D., the concert offers the opportunity to sing favorite carols with the family, interspersed with a variety of holiday favorites sung by Ember.
“Ember’s annual holiday concert is a heartwarming event we always look forward to. It gives all of us a moment of peace and community in a month that is a busy one for everybody!” says Dr. King, Ember’s artistic director. “In addition to familiar carols that we’ll all sing together, Ember is preparing some unusual settings of some well-known holiday favorites.”
Among the concert’s classic holiday songs are “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” and “The 12 Days of Christmas” (with a special twist!).
Other choral selections include: “Spotless Rose” by Ola Gjeilo; “Prepare Ye” by Marc Robinson; and “In the Bleak Midwinter” arranged by Abbie Betinis, along with her original “Carol of the Stranger.”
Ember is the performing ensemble of Schola Cantorum on Hudson, founded in 1995 by Deborah Simpkin King, PhD, as an independent nonprofit organization. Ember performs its entire concert season in Manhattan and in Montclair, NJ. Its unique programming features new music (largely by living composers) with a socially pertinent message.
The internationally recognized new music initiative, PROJECT : ENCORE™,was founded through Schola and the organization supports a multi-pronged education and engagement programs in addition to its performing activities. Ember draws singers from eleven counties throughout New York and New Jersey. Schola is supported by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Marjorie Bunnell Foundation, and many other generous individuals, foundations and business partners.