The World’s Greatest Christmas Carols

Posted on: August 9th, 2017

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, 3:00pm

The World’s Greatest Christmas Carols! Christmas at Trinity!

Something for everyone in honor of the closing event for Lenox’s 250th anniversary celebration! The concert will include traditional carols and some new settings of old favorites by American composers. The concert will end with the premiere of the Lenox Suite for piano, violin and choir by Moshe Knoll as a tribute to Lenox’s 250th anniversary, this being the final event of the yearlong celebration. The program includes the Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan William’s, a Medley of Christmas Spirituals arranged by Chanticleer’s by Joseph Jennings Christ is the Morning Star by John Rutter, carol arrangements by Paul Halley and much more!

Allyn Burrows, Artistic Director of Shakespeare and Company will be the featured narrator. Mr. Burrows had been an artistic associate at Shakespeare and Company for several years, acting in numerous productions. He became Artistic Director in 2016. In addition to his numerous appearances in plays, most recently God of Carnage, he can be seen in the films The Company Men, Julie& Julia, and Manchester by the Sea.

Pianist and composer Moshe Knoll wrote the Lenox Suite especially for this event. Mr. Knoll serves on the faculty of Lenox’s Belvoir Terrace, an arts, dance, theater, music and sports camp for girls. The violinist is Juilliard pre-college division professor Laura Goldberg who is also on the faculty at Belvoir Terrace. Other choral favorites on the program will be Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols, a medley of Christmas Spirituals arranged by Chanticleer and favorite carol settings by John Rutter, Eric Barnum and Paul Halley. There is much more, plus a carol sing-along.

Concert tickets include a special post concert reception with a special Harvest soup made by by Clayton Hambrick, former chef of the Church Street Café in Lenox.