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Chorus Christmas CDs

Released in November 2014, this most recent offering from the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is available only to donors contributing a new gift of $20 or more to the Chorus Fund.  The Most Wonderful Time CD features selections from Christmas Concerts with the Chorus and The Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of Robert Porco from 2011, 2012, and 2013. 

The private label CD is not available for purchase, but is offered as a special thank-you gift for donations of $20 or more.  The money raised goes to help fund the Chorus’s touring and educational activities.  Donations can be made by calling the Chorus Office at 216-231-7372.

This newest album is one in a long line of private CDs created to help raise funds for the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.  A number of previous CDs are still available, for a donation of $15.  Track listings and details about available CDs are listed below.

The Most Wonderful Time (2014) 

— available at $20 donation level
— specially produced private label album created from performances 
          recorded at Severance Hall between 2011 and 2013

The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus
 
TRACK LISTING
       1.  It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year 
       2.  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
       3.  Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
       4.  Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata No. 147
       5.  Polonaise from Christmas Eve
       6.  Away in a Manger
       7.  Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
       8.  Dance and Sing (Il Est Né)
       9.  "The Flight into Egypt" from Church Windows
     10.  Angels' Carol (featuring Children’s Chorus)
     11.  Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden
     12.  Wassail Song
     13.  Holiday Flight from Home Alone
     14.  Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas from Home Alone 2
     15.  Walking in the Air
     16.  Suite from Polar Express       
     17.  O Green and Shimmering Tree, Good Day!
     18.  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
     19.  We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Spirit of the Season (2011) 

— available at $15 donation level
— specially produced private label album created from performances 
          recorded at Severance Hall between 2008 and 2010

The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus
 
TRACK LISTING
       1.  Spirit of the Season 
       2.  In Dulci Jubilo
       3.  O Little Town of Bethlehem
       4.  Patapan
       5.  The Wexford Carol
       6.  “Dream Pantomime” from Hansel and Gretel
       7.  “March of the Toys” from Babes in Toyland
       8.  Fum, Fum, Fum
       9.  God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
     10.  Overture to Die Fledermaus
     11.  The Time of Snow (featuring Children’s Chorus)
     12.  Nativity Carol
     13.  Sussex Carol
     14.  Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
     15.  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
     16.  O Come, All Ye Faithful
     17.  Silent Night

The First Noel (2008)

— available at $15 donation level
— specially produced from performances
          recorded in Severance Hall between 2005 and 2007

The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
 
TRACK LISTING
       1.  The First Noel
       2.  Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
       3.  Sheep May Safely Graze
       4.  Personent Hodie
       5.  Ding Dong! Merrily on High
       6.  Waltz of the Flowers, from The Nutcracker
       7.  Little Drummer Boy
       8.  The Adoration of the Magi, from Three Botticelli Pictures
       9.  The Night Before Christmas
     10.  Mary’s Lullaby
     11.  One December, Bright and Clear
     12.  Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
     13.  “Hallelujah” Chorus, from Messiah
     14.  Sleigh Ride
     15.  White Christmas
     16.  We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Gloria! (2005)

— available at $15 donation level
— specially produced from performances
          recorded in Severance Hall between 1998 and 2004

The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
 
TRACK LISTING
       1.  Gloria
       2.  Personent Hodie
       3.  Fantasia on Christmas Carols
       4.  O Holy Night
       5.  “Hallelujah” Chorus, from Messiah
       6.  Farandole from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2
       7.  Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly
       8.  Little Drummer Boy
       9.  Do You Hear What I Hear?
     10.  A Christmas Festival
     11.  Carol of the Bells
     12.  I Saw Three Ships 
     13.  Sleigh Ride
     14.  White Christmas
     15.  We Wish You a Merry Christmas