POCONO CONCERT CHORALE
December 2020 Virtual Concert
A major impact in all our lives during this worldwide pandemic has been the almost complete absence of live performing arts, which is so vital to our well-being as individuals and as a society. Both performers and audiences eagerly await the time when normal artistic activities can resume!
Fortunately, technology has allowed for some viable - if not wholly satisfactory - alternatives. Individual members of Pocono Concert Chorale remotely practiced and recorded the following selections for a “virtual” holiday concert. Such “performances” require a great deal of additional effort and technological experience on everyone’s part, particularly in assembling and synchronizing all the recorded voices into one coherent whole.
We hope you enjoy the music. Please have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!
Caroling, Caroling - Alfred Burt
Break Forth, O Beauteous, Heavenly Light - J.S. Bach (from “Christmas Oratorio”)
In dulci jubilo - Traditional (text: R. Pearsall)
In the Bleak Midwinter - Gustav Holst (arr. C. Bennett) Ruth Kochera, piano