Holiday Harmonies

BGH Classics Series

Sylvia McNair
Brian Eads,

Bennett Gordon Hall
Saturday, December 9, 2017
4:00 PM
Gates Open
5:00 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $11

Dining Package: $50 - SOLD OUT
No lawn sales

Dining Package: (SOLD OUT) You can make the concert a complete evening out when you purchase the concert/dining package for $50 per person. This convenient package comes complete with dinner in the Freehling Room after the performance in Bennett Gordon Hall. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.


Mitchell Owens, arr.:   “A Christmas Song”
Mendelssohn:   Verleih’ uns Frieden (Give Us Peace)
Duruflé:   Sanctus from Requiem
Rachmaninoff:   Bogoroditsye Devo, raduisya (Rejoice, O Virgin)
South African Song:   “Njenge Bhadhi”
Loesser:   “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
Greene:   “Mary, Did You Know?”
Traditional Song:   “The First Noël”
Gene Puerling, arr.:   “Deck the Hall”
Gospel Song:   “Shabach”
Greg Jasperse, arr.:   “Go Tell It on the Mountain”

About The Artist

Ravinia favorites Sylvia McNair, Josephine Lee, and Vocality, her chorus of Chicago Children’s Choir alumni, return to the festival for two performances of chestnuts for this most wonderful time of the year. Last Christmas, the vocalists gave Ravinia their hearts as they celebrated both the 100th birthday of Robert Shaw and the inimitable warmth of his and Alice Parker’s spirited arrangements of the traditional music that have ornamented holiday playlists for a generation. Their voices will ring out again like silver bells in a new program filled with good tidings and a cup of good cheer.