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A BU Singers’ Christmas

Friday December 2 2016 8 pm

Tickets

B Section – $10
A Section – $15 Students
Seniors – $20 Adults

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Centennial Theater
2600 Rue College, Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1Z7
(819) 822-9692

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Artistic director’s note

Dear music lovers,

Tonight’s concert marks an important milestone in the history of the Bishop’s University Singers.  We are celebrating a generous donation by Québecor that will enable us not only to consolidate our concert series but also to develop innovative musical, educational and community projects.

It is an honour for Bishop’s University to count Québecor’s President and CEO, Mr. Pierre Dion among its graduates.

Founded in 1967, the Bishop’s University Singers now comprises more than a hundred members.  We perform with the best musicians in the region, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Sherbrooke, tackling both ambitious classical repertoire and high-energy popular music.

Tonight I am especially aware of the debt we owe to those who have given their time and talent to the Bishop’s University Singers through the years: founder Howard Brown and past directors Nancy Rahn and Jamie Crooks, associate director Melinda Enns and accompanist Francine Leng.  I am grateful, too, for the many generations of singers that have brought our projects to life and the audiences of the greater Sherbrooke area that have so graciously come out for us.  Finally, I want to thank Bishop’s Principal Michael Goldbloom.  His support for the choir and for the performing arts has been integral to the success we celebrate this evening.

Fannie Gaudette
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Message from Pierre Dion

Quebecor has always cultivated close ties to the community. As an engaged corporate citizen, we are committed to building lasting, enriching relationships.

The Bishop’s University Singers Choir represent the very best of the civic spirit we hold dear. The choir includes 100 singers ranging in age from 15 to 80, English and French, from every walk of life, bringing the Eastern Townships community together in a common pursuit and a shared passion for music.

As an Eastern Townships native myself, I take a special interest in supporting the University Singers. On behalf of Quebecor, I wish you all an enchanting musical experience and a magical holiday season!

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Pierre Dion
President and CEO
Quebecor

Program

Musical arrangements: Alex Cattaneo, Martin Ringuette, Anne-Marie Leblanc,
Mason Steele, Jamie Crooks and Fannie Gaudette

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I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
II. Et in terra pax hominibus
III. Laudamus te – Melinda Enns, Daphnee Vandal, soprano
IV. Gratias agimus tibi
V. Domine Deus, Rex coelestis – Melinda Enns, soprano
VI. Domine Fili unigenite
VIII. Qui tollis peccata mundi
X. Quoniam tu solus sanctus
XI. Cum sancto spiritu

SAINTE NUIT
NOËL NOUVELET

Eight Misbehavin’

WHITE CHRISTMAS
JINGLE BELLS

Jamie Crooks & Melinda Enns, Jenn Cianca, Fannie Gaudette

I LOVE THE WINTER WEATHER

Frankie Kobelt

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O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
IT’S BEGINING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

J.D. Kent

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS

Briony Kemp-Griffin

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS

Gabi Szekely, Orelle Soyeux, Emma Beaudoin

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU

Anne-Sophie Demers

SNOW, SNOW, SNOW
THE WINTER’S NIGHT
ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Jono Townsend & Dona Julia Garcia

I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS

Lily Kobelt

SANTA CLAUS BOOGIE
THE CAROL SINGERS

Tim Doherty, Tom Matthews, David Dutton, Jamie Crooks, Daniel Miller, J.D. Kent, Josiah Lapointe, Keenan Wilcox, Isaac Matthews-Hanna

SLEIGH RIDE

Jenn Cianca

CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE

From A Charlie Brown Christmas

RIVER

Daphnee Vandal

O HOLY NIGHT

Melinda Enns

Background

Singers

2016 Singers

Musicians

Violin/violon I – Lydia Gasse
Violin/violon II – Isabelle Longpré
Viola/alto – Hélène Veillette
Cello/violoncelle – Anne-Marie Leblanc
Oboe/hautbois – Emily Burt
Organ/orgue – Louis Brouillette
Trumpet/trompette – Frédéric Demers
Saxophone – Robert-Étienne Siméon
Trombone – Martin Ringuette
Guitar/guitare – Dominique Massicotte
Guitar, mandolin/guitare, mandoline – Alex Cattaneo
Bass/basse – Mathieu Tarlo
Drums/batterie – Sébastien Hinse
Piano – Fannie Gaudette

Special Thanks to…

Bishop’s University Foundation, Global Excel, Ville de Sherbrooke, Borough of Lennoxville, Michael Goldbloom, Jacqueline Scott, Michele Murray, Justina Browne, Dr. Emilie Gaudette, Melanie Cutting, Michael Eby, Michèle Gagné, Tim Doherty, and/et Simon Dostaler.