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Nova Singers Presents: A Nova Christmas PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Nova Singers   
Monday, 12 December 2011 13:44

Top row: Laura Lane, Keri Bass, Erika Thomas, Curtis Fischer-Oelschlaeger  Bottom row: Joel Kolander

Nova Singers, under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, presents two performances of A Nova Christmas, Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, IA, and Saturday, December 17 at 7:30 pm, at First Lutheran Church, Galesburg.

Nova Singers’ most popular concert of the year is just around the corner!  This year’s program features songs on our newly recorded Christmas CD, including  Lauridsen’s captivating O Magnum Mysterium and Moses Hogan’s thrilling Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King. We also have several new pieces that will take your breath away, such as Kesselman’s arrangement of In the Bleak Midwinter and Stanford Scriven’s Christ the Appletree.  These concerts also feature the world premiere of Daniel Godsil’s newest Christmas arrangement, Choral Meditation on “Once in Royal David’s City.” And it wouldn’t be A Nova Christmas without an audience sing-along!

A major highlight at these concerts is the release of Nova Singers’ newest Christmas CD.  Artistic Director Laura Lane says, “I'm thrilled with our new Christmas CD, Mystery and Light, and can't wait for people to hear it.  I am very proud of the 7 CDs that Nova Singers has professionally recorded, and this eighth one is every bit as good.  In terms of the quality of sound, the expressiveness of the singing and the variety and beauty of the songs themselves, this may be our best one yet!”

Nova Singers, a professional vocal ensemble under the direction of Dr. Laura Lane, hopes to share our musical holiday spirit with you.  Nova Singers is known for bringing a wide variety of choral music to its audiences, and for the beauty and charm the singers impart to their music.  Dr. Lane has been serving the greater Galesburg and Quad-Cities communities since 1986, bringing her passion for music and expressive singing to audiences and singers alike.

Tickets will be available at the door. Admission is $16 for adults and $12 for seniors. Students are admitted free of charge. Nova Singers season tickets will still be available through this performance. Season ticket holders receive four concerts for the price of three. For information about group rates, tickets, recordings, or other Nova Singers events, call 309-341-7038, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Also, please take the opportunity to visit our Facebook page under the keywords ‘Nova Singers.


A Nova Christmas is sponsored by Miller Dredge Insurance and the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend.  Nova Singers’ 2011-2012 season is partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.
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