Greenbrier Valley Chorale’s “Carols of Early America”

Dec 9, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Special Events Hamilton Auditorium

The Greenbrier Valley Chorale Presents "Carols of  Early America" with director Barbara Lutz and accompanist Teresa Bryant.

A program filled with carols and songs whose texts, melodies and styles are rooted in early American holiday expression. With music from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, selections will range from the early New England primitive style to shape-note singing from the hymnal known as The Southern Harmony of 1835; from 18th century Appalachian (Scots, Irish, English immigrants) to the anthems created by the Moravians (Germany); and from the African American spirituals to the carols written by 19th century American composers that are sung worldwide today. A small ensemble of instrumentalists will add additional authenticity to the performance. Not only will the ensemble include a quartet of string players, the audience will also hear an Appalachian dulcimer, recorder, harp, various woodwinds and percussion.