Past Concerts 2006-07

December 2006 – On the 10th Year of Christmas

Directed by James Calkin

  • Gloria – Antonio Vivaldi
  • (Guest singers: Nadia Petrella, soprano, Whitney O’Hearn, mezzo-soprano)
  • A Consort of Christmas Carols S. 359 – P.D.Q.Bach, (ed.) Peter Schickele
    • Throw the Yule Log on, Uncle John
    • O Little Town of Hackensack
    • Good King Kong Looked Out
  • O How Shall I Receive Thee? (audience carol)
  • Sure on this Shining Night – Samuel Barber
  • Choose Something Like a Star – Randall Thompson
  • Shepherds in the Fields Abiding (audience carol)
  • O Holy Night – Adolphe Charles Adam Peck
  • (Guest singer: Nadia Petrella, soprano)
  • Natufurahi Siku Ya Leo (Let Us Rejoice This Day!) – Boniface Mganga
  • (Accompanied by the Baobab Tree Drum Dance Community)
  • Betelehemu – Via Olatunji and Wendell Whalum, arr. Barrington Brooks
  • (Accompanied by the Baobab Tree Drum Dance Community)
  • Silent Night (audience carol)


May 2007 – Seasons of Song

Directed by James Calkin

  • Geographical Fugue – Ernst Toch
  • Primavera Portena – Astor Piazzolla, arr. Oscar Escalada
  • Shenandoah – arr. James Erb
  • Singing by Numbers (excerpts) – Bob Chilcott
  • Lyrics of Earth – Thomas Annand (commissioned and premiered by MVS)
  • Sing Me to Heaven – Daniel E. Gawthrop
  • Here’s to Song – Allister MacGillivray, arr. Lydia Adams