Christmas Around the World December 2022
Thursday December 8 • 7:30 pm
Sunday December 11 • 4:00 pm
Christ Church Easton
ECAS will bring you the magic of Christmas in its concert this December. Included are long time favorites like “We Need a Little Christmas,” “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and a choral telling of “The Night Before Christmas” poem by Clement Moore, complete with illustrations on two large TV screens.
A portion of the concert will remind you that Christmas is celebrated in many places and in many languages around the world. Look forward to hearing one of the earliest arrangements of “Stille Nacht” (Silent Night), an Austrian carol that turned from obscurity to a major classic, along with a traditional carol from Catalonia in Spain, “Fum, Fum, Fum.” The hauntingly beautiful arrangement of “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime,” one of the oldest Canadian Christmas Carols, circa 1642, tells the Christmas story through the eyes of the indigenous Huron people. “Brightest and Best” will feature a lively fiddle solo for a touch of Bluegrass. The choristers will close the program with “Christmas Day” - the rousing medley of Christmas songs by Gustav Holst. And that’s just to name a few!
A Tale of Three Cities
Spring Concert - "Look to the Day"
Thursday May 19, 2022 at 7:30pm & Sunday, May 22, 2022
Christ Church Easton
ECAS' spring concert, "Look to the Day" fills the air with uplifting songs focusing on peace, courage, inspiration, self-betterment, and connecting with others – all featuring a wide variety of musical styles, including classical, folk, Gospel, Broadway, and even Caribbean, accompanied by Conga drums.
A Merry Rutter Christmas
Thursday December 2, 2021 at 7:30pm
Sunday December 5, 2021 at 4:00pm
Christ Church Easton
Also Streaming Live from Christ Church
Ring in the holiday season with family and friends as the Easton Choral Arts Society returns to the stage at Christ Church December 2 and December 5, singing the beautiful Christmas music of John Rutter. We will also be live streaming the concerts over YouTube. Under the baton of Artistic Director Wes Lockfaw, the concert will feature ”What Sweeter Music,” “Angels’ Carol,” “The Twelve days of Christmas,” “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol,” “O Holy Night,” ” We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and many more Christmas favorites.
To ensure that audience members, and chorus are safe and comfortable while we enjoy this Christmas music, we require that everyone attending our concerts show proof of vaccination upon arrival at the performance venue.
A Bridge to Beyond
Artistic director Wes Lockfaw, accompanist Becky Zinser, singers from the Easton Choral Arts Society, instrumentalists including an oboist, a trumpeter, and string players will come together in a virtual concert entitled “A Bridge to Beyond”. The concert theme is based on songs of hope to help see us through the pandemic.”
Opening with “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, the repertoire includes popular songs, spirituals, gospel, Broadway and classical. A sample of songs include, “Winter’s on the Wing” from The Secret Garden, “What a Wonderful World,” “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and the rousing gospel work, “The Storm is Passing Over.”
While our format may have changed during COVID-19, we continue to strive to reach choral music lovers in our region and beyond during the pandemic.
December 10th at 7:30pm
December 13th at 4:00pm
Kickstart your Christmas season with an exciting free present from Easton Choral Arts. At this time during the pandemic, we are unable to sing for you in person, so our festive Christmas concert will share songs from our past concert treasury for your enjoyment, with a complimentary digital streaming concert. The chorus will visit memory lane with Christmas Memories featuring songs from our previous holiday shows.
You will be treated to a variety of memorable choral music from past Christmas concerts. The program will feature all-time favorite sacred pieces, including: “Christmas Fidelis”, “Prepare Ye”, “African Star Carol”, “Shepherd’s Pipe Carol”, “Little Drummer Boy” and “Arise Your Light Has Come”. In addition, secular works in the program will include: “Sleigh Ride”, “Christmas Waltz”, “We Need a Little Christmas” and “The Very Best Time of Year”.