Cornell hosts holiday Carol Sing

Cornell College Concert Choir will host a Carol Sing at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in King Chapel.  The sing-along concert features college organist Mark Baumann on the historic Möller organ, first dedicated 51 years ago. ChoirThe public is especially invited and admission is free.

“The inclusion of a 10-day fall break prompted the change from our traditional holiday concert.  The Carol Sing is a fun way to mark the season and include the community in an inviting, more informal event,” said Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music Lisa Hearne.

The audience will join the Concert Choir on a number of traditional carols, accompanied by organ. In addition, Baumann will perform two solo pieces, “In dulci jubilo” by J. S. Bach, and “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” by Denis Bédard.

Concert Choir will perform “Hodie, Today on Earth,” a piece commissioned for “A Prairie Home Companion” radio show, “Still, Still, Still” by Norman Luboff, and carols featuring soloists Ethan Ellis ’21 and Joshua Payne ’22.  JiaXu Meng ’21, mezzo-soprano, will sing a French carol solo. A student quartet and trio will sing secular Christmas songs, including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Joyce Strabala of Cornell’s piano faculty will be the pianist for the event.