December 1, 2018
Exploring traditional and contemporary carols from Scandanavia, Ireland, and England, Arrowhead Chorale is pleased to announce its holiday concert, “Holiday Jubilations & Traditions: A Scandinavian Christmas”.
The concert will be held in the Duluth Depot’s Great Hall on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $6 for students, and age 12 and under attend for free. Tickets are available online at arrowheadchorale.com.
Joining the vocal ensemble again this year is Duluth’s acclaimed Strikepoint handbell ensemble, led by artistic director Bill Alexander. Strikepoint will bring their virtuosic sound to both traditional and contemporary carols.
Audiences will be transported to the countries of Finland, Norway, Sweden, Ireland and England through the magic of music and sing-along. Trumpet fanfare will open the concert in the moving processional Personent hodie. The joy of the holiday season will be celebrated throughout performances of traditional carols including Beautiful Savior, Ding Dong Merrily on High, and the popular Irish religious carol Wexford Carol.
The Chorale will take the audience on a journey to Sweden with a contemporary Christmas song När det lider mot jul (A star is glowing wondrous gentle). String orchestra, piano, and organ bring life to three movements from a new setting of Magnificat (The Song of Mary). The global tour will conclude with a brilliant finale combining the Chorale, full orchestra, piano, and Strikepoint in Mack Wilberg’s jubilant Fantasy on God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.