All the wonder and joy of the holiday season are clearly present in this fresh new work for schools, community and church choirs everywhere! Scored in a "Holiday Pops" style for orchestra, choir and optional soloists, this 30-minute work is divided into nine sections, each titled for a letter in the word C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. Combine your SATB and/or SSA choirs with orchestra, a smallerchamber group, or with the spectacular CD accompaniment for a wonderful salute to the season.
Both adult & children's choirs can be used interchangably throughout The Christmas Suite. Using a chidlren's choir for the entire work on on all or parts of the "H-Hark! Hear The People Sing!", "S-Snow!", "T-'Twas The Night Before Christmas" and "M-Merry, Merry Christmas!" sections can add a nice variety to your concert. It can also help if you have limited rehearsal time. The separately published SSA Voicing can be sung by a women's choir or a children's choir. While no staging is needed for this work, plackingextra lighting on your soloist(s) is important. Also, the stagecraft element oflarge, oversized Gothic-style letters, hung from the ceiling, spelling "CHRISTMAS" would enhance your presentation--lighting each letter as each move- ment would add a special dramatic touch as well.