American Shaker and Shapenote Christmas Carols
DECEMBER 17, 2022 at 7:00pm
doors open at 6:30pm
Trinity Parish Church
609 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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1 hour 30 minutes, includes one intermission
You are welcome to park in the Trinity-designated spots in the Skyline parking garage, entrance along Columbia between 8th and 9th.
Ring in the holidays with a spirited performance of early American music from Appalachia and New England. Powerful, rousing shapenote tunes and lively Shaker songs bring the cheer of Christmas to life. These uniquely American music traditions are part of a vibrant cultural heritage, passed down through oral traditions, singing schools, and community practice. Shaker and shapenote music beautifully showcase the simple power of communal singing – in fact, the most common shapenote book, the Sacred Harp, is named after that sacred musical instrument given to us at birth: the human voice. Join Radiance for this festive, joyful celebration!
We will not be checking COVID-19 vaccine cards, and masking is optional. While we will not require masks, we will respect your choice to continue wearing one for your own health and comfort. Singers will be rapid tested for COVID-19 before the performance and will perform unmasked. (Subject to change based on local public health orders).
Jeremiah Ingalls: Redemption
Joseph Stephenson: Anthem from Luke
Martha J. Anderson - Sweetest Music Softly Stealing
William Walker - The Babe of Bethlehem
Sister Patsy Roberts Williamson - Pretty Home
Eldress Paulina Bryant - This is Jesus' Birthday
John McCurry - Raymond
Himes' - Joys Seven
Timothy Swan - Rainbow
Martha J. Anderson - Give Good Gifts
arr. Kevin Siegfried - Rolling On
arr. Jordan Sramek - Morning Dawn
arr. Jordan Sramek - Bozrah
William Billings - Bethlehem
Christmas Morn (ca. 1880) by W. C. Bauer.