Ember December: Star of Wonder
WHEN: Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at 5 PM. There will be a reception immediately following the concert where all can share holiday goodies and seasonal cheer.
WHERE: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 94 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ.
TICKETS: in advance online for $20, or the day of 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 ensemble presents Star of Wonder, taking its name from a composition by Gordon Thornett which Ember will perform in its American premiere. Under the artistic leadership of conductor Deborah Simpkin King, Ph.D., the concert will feature a variety of choral repertoire and traditional holiday favorites that capture the joy and warmth of the holiday season. Our Lady of Mount Carmel’s historic pipe organ will also be featured in the carol sing.
“Parents and children, friends and neighbors can sing holiday carols along with Ember singers at this event. It always seems to bring out the warmth of the season,” says Dr. King. “In addition to familiar carols that we’ll all sing together, there will be a mixture of traditional choral favorites and several beautiful works that are new to Ember and probably to our audience.”
Among the concert’s classic holiday songs and carols are Hark the Herald Angel Sing; We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and What Child is This?
Other choral selections include: I Wonder As I Wander by John Jacob Niles, arranged by Pilkington; In Dulci Jubilo by Matthew Culloton; Peace, Peace (Silent Night) by Rick and Sylvia Powell.
Ember is the performing ensemble of Schola Cantorum on Hudson, founded in 1995 by Deborah Simpkin King, Ph.D., 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.