Fri & Sat, Dec. 13 & 14 @ 7:30

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 @ 4:00

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Composer, Conductor & Professional Singer

Based in St. Paul, Linda was asked to create this year's Ketterling Carol, Welcome YuleWhen I was first contacted for this year’s Ketterling commission, I knew I wanted to write an upbeat, rollicking carol that would be fun to sing, not a beautiful, yet sleepy lullaby. I adapted the text from a 13th century English carol, updating some of the lyrics. The themes of celebrating the season with family and friends, and welcoming the New Year were a perfect fit. Incorporating bells was a fun challenge. In the opening, they are reminiscent of rousing church bells, and in the interlude, they become a landscape of sparkling snow—the strange clarity of a winter night.

Pick one up at the concert or get via download

Some of your favorite choral arrangements - from For Unto Us by Handel, to Jingle, Bells and of course Stille Nacht, this is a CD that you and your family will enjoy for years to come! 


A physical CD is always best for Gift Giving - and we'll even have some already wrapped for you to pick up at the 37th annual Christmas at Assisi Concerts (Dec. 13 - 15, 2019)!

Or, maybe you'd like a copy for your car, phone or watch?  Get either the whole album or individual tracks via iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer or CDBaby at  https://choralartsensemble.hearnow.com   Click on the photo to see all the album tracks -- and come celebrate Christmas with us next month and hear 4 of the tracks LIVE in Lourdes Chapel.  Tickets for the concerts are available Here!

In Giving We Receive Program .pdf

Program file for those that asked!

As an apology to the Sunday attendees who did not get a printed program, and for those who requested a digital copy - click on the photo for a shortened .pdf version of last weekend's full concert program.  Many thanks to all who came to help us celebrate the 140+ years of service and dedication of the Rochester Sisters of St. Francis!

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