The Night Before Christmas
The Night Before Christmas is a festive choral setting of the classic seasonal poem by Clement C. Moore. This popular children's story famously depicts Santa Claus on his midnight visit, bringing toys and good cheer to this Victorian household. The flight of his eight reindeer, his furry red coat and his jolly round shape are beautifully depicted in this timeless classic. This setting for SATB Chorus and piano captures the spirit of the original text along with the holiday mood that often accompanies it. Although it has a seemingly "light" sensibility, it utilizes colorful harmonies intended for an experienced choir. With a fittingly spirited tone and cozy imagery, The Night Before Christmas is enchanting fun for any winter occasion.
Premiered on December 4, 2016