Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Oakland East Bay Symphony: 'Let Us Break Bread Together: A Holiday Celebration Sunday, December 11, 4pm'

[Michael Morgan, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Joan Baez]

Paramount Theatre, Oakland
Michael Morgan, Conductor
Featuring: Oakland East Bay Symphony, Oakland Symphony Chorus, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mt. Eden High School Choir, Klezmer band Kugelplex… and a special guest appearance by Joan Baez!


Let Us Break Bread Together
orchestral arrangement by Ellen Hoffman
choral arrangement by Terrance Kelly
Combined Choruses and Oakland East Bay Symphony

We Three Kings arranged by Dave Brubeck
"All My Hope" from To Hope: A Celebration Dave Brubeck
Oakland Symphony Chorus

Lux Aurumque Eric Whitacre
Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir

I Wonder as I Wander John Jacob Niles
arranged by Terrance Kelly
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Fantasia on Greensleeves Ralph Vaughan Williams
Oakland East Bay Symphony

Los Guisados de la Berendjena
Jewish from Turkey, traditional

Jari Ya Hammouda Tunisian, traditional
arranged by Dan Cantrell
Joan Baez & Kugelplex

Battle Hymn of the Republic
arranged by Peter J. Wilhousky
lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir &
Oakland East Bay Symphony


Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson
Oakland East Bay Symphony

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
arranged by Mack Wilberg, lyrics by Robert Robinson
Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir & Oakland East Bay Symphony

Hodie Christus Natus Est Healey Willan
Mt. Eden High School Concert Choir

God is God Steve Earle
Joan Baez

Where Does Love Come From The Bluestein Family
Kugelplex & Jem Bluestein

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah George Frederic Handel
Oakland Symphony Chorus & Oakland East Bay Symphony

O Holy Night Adolphe Adam
arranged by Terrance Kelly, lyrics by John Sullivan Dwight
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

For He is Great arranged by Terrance Kelly
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Walk Together, Children Ellen Hoffman & Terrance Kelly
1st movement Chorus, piano, bass & drums
2nd movement Orchestra only
3rd movement Chorus, piano, bass & drums, Audience
4th movement Combined Choruses, orchestra, piano,
bass, drums, Audience

Joan Baez will also perform 2 additional pieces
(placement on program tbd): Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
and Salt of the Earth.

There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than by coming to Let Us Break Bread Together, now a beloved Bay Area seasonal tradition. Join us for inspiring performances of gospel music, classical selections, holiday favorites and sing-alongs.

This year’s concert will feature a special guest appearance by legendary folk singer Joan Baez, who is delighted to be able to join us after having to withdraw from last year’s concert due to an injury. Bring some friends, bring the family or come on your own – you’re sure to have a great time! As OIGC Artistic Director Terrance Kelly said in an interview last year, “This is the way Christmas is supposed to be: people coming together to celebrate one another.”

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