Nova Singers, under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, presents two performances of A Nova Christmas on Friday, December 19, 7:30pm at St. Paul Lutheran in Davenport, and on Saturday, December 20, 7:30pm at First Lutheran Church in Galesburg.
Celebrate the holiday season with Nova Singers and join the many families who have made this their annual tradition! We’ll sing standard old favorites such as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and The Holly and the Ivy, new versions of some of your favorite Christmas carols like Lo, How a Rose and O Come, O Come Emmanuel, an African carol with drums, and Kevin Memley’s incomparable O Magnum Mysterium. Join us for a beautiful night of laughter, hope, peace and joy.
Dr. Lane talks about the program: “What people love most about the Nova Christmas program is still the same: beautiful new arrangements of familiar carols, hauntingly sweet melodies in a variety of tempos and styles. What I’m really excited about, though, is what’s new this year: Betelehemu, an African carol with drumming, clapping and movement, and a Pentatonics arrangement of Carol of the Bells with vocal percussion! Plus, people have loved our vocal jazz renditions for years, and this year we have jazz arrangements of In dulci jubilo, I Wonder as I Wander, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and Deck the Hall. But now, with the Pentatonics tune, we’re expanding into the world of a cappella!”
For our Galesburg concert, students from the Galesburg High School Chamber Singers will join Nova Singers. For the Davenport concert, the Sudlow Select Choir will be guests of the Nova Singers.
Nova Singers, a professional vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, hopes to share our musical soul with you. Nova Singers is known for the beauty, charm, sincerity and emotional power the singers impart to their music.
Tickets will be available at the door. Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for seniors. Students are admitted free of charge. Season tickets are still available for purchase at the door: $60 for adults and $50 for seniors. For information about tickets, recordings, or other Nova Singers’ events visit our website at www.novasingers.com!
Nova Singers’ 2014-2015 season is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council and with Quad City Arts Dollar$ funds, provided by Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, the Doris and Victor Day Foundation, and Deere & Company.