Comfort and Joy: A Home-Made Holiday

From Our Homes to Yours

Inspired by our beloved candlelight Christmas concerts and hosted by Artistic Director Magen Solomon, our virtual event will be something completely new.

This concert will be streamed live on Sunday, December 13 at 5pm PST, and available to you to watch at any time after that through December 31st.

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Join us as we combine new and old with a twist, including favorite SFBC holiday music, guest artists, visual art, audience sing-alongs, a world premiere, and more!

Guest Artists

  • Velocity Handbell Ensemble
  • Robert Ward, alphorn
  • Steven Bailey, piano
  • John Walko, organ
  • The Whole Noyse, Renaissance Wind Band

Special Treats

  • “Electric Paintings” by Clive McCarthy, artist
  • World premiere of MENDOCINO COAST, SEPTEMBER 2020,
    written for SFBC by Oakland composer Ted Allen
  • Interviews with composers and guest artists

PROGRAM

JOIN US . . .

O Come, O Come Emmanuel — Traditional
Psallite, Unigenito — Michael Praetorius
SINGALONG — God Rest Ye merry, Gentlemen

WELCOMING THE CHILD

Sherburne — Daniel Read
The Friendly Beasts — Alice Parker
Cantate Domino — Giuseppe Pitoni
Good Christian Men Rejoice — Velocity Handbell Ensemble

REFLECTION & CANDLELIGHT

Alphorn improvisation — Robert Ward
SINGALONG — Silent Night
Mendocino Coast, September 2020 — Ted Allen, world premiere!
Ave, Maris Stella — Edvard Grieg

PRAISE & CELEBRATION

Ave Maria — Carl Czerny
Gloria — Guillaume Dufay
The Summer Carol — Christopher Marshall

THE COMMUNITY REJOICES

SINGALONG — The Boar’s Head Carol — for 2020
Glockenspiel — Franz Liszt
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern — J.S. Bach
We Wish You a Merry Christmas — Velocity Handbell Ensemble
SINGALONG — Joy to the World