Chapman University’s 50th Annual Holiday Wassail Concert may be over, but you can make some cocoa and enjoy it from home on television station KCET, which will air the concert as part of its holiday programming. As a bonus, the program will also include Winterfest highlights.
Air dates include Saturday, Dec. 21 and Monday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 2 p.m.
Viewers will be charmed by a wide variety of festive music, including holiday favorites such as, Sleigh Ride, White Christmas and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Traditional carols will include The Holly and the Ivy and Hallelujah Chorus, in addition to global hymns like, Amuworo ayi otu nwa from Africa and the classic Hanukkah song, Aleih Neiri.
The production is performed by more than 150 Chapman University singers and musicians from the University’s Women’s Choir, University Choir, University Singers and the Chapman University Chamber Orchestra. Selections will be conducted by College of Performing Arts faculty Stephen Coker, DMA, Angel Vázquez-Ramos, DMA, and Daniel Alfred Wachs.
To celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary, Professor William Hall, DMA, concert founder and Chapman’s founding dean and artistic director for the Center for the Arts, makes a special appearance during the popular production to conduct the finale of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.