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The Worcester Chorus Women’s Ensemble Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 17, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Adult: $25
Student: $17.50
Youth (18 & under): $7.50

Buyers may claim general admission seating on a first-come-first-served basis. 

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH

72 Lancaster St, Worcester, MA

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Music Worcester thanks the following supporters of this presentation:

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The Worcester Chorus Women's Ensemble

The Worcester Chorus Women’s Ensemble returns to the stage at Worcester’s Trinity Lutheran Church for their annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 17 at 4PM.

Directed by Worcester Chorus Associate Director Mark Mummert, this program features Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols as well as a delightful selection of Christmas classics and holiday sing-alongs. Seating is general admission on a first-come-first-served basis.

Program

Britten Ceremony of Carols
Rutter Dancing Day: A cycle of traditional Christmas carols 
Various Christmas songs and sing-alongs (to be announced)

MARK MUMMERT, DIRECTOR

Mark Mummert (b. 1965) is Cantor at Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA), Worcester, MA where he leads the music in all worship services, conducts the Trinity Choir, Trinity Choristers, Trinity Junior Choristers, and is artistic director of the Music at Trinity fine arts series.

Mark is also the Assistant Director / Accompanist for The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester, Inc., Dr. Chris Shepard, Artistic Director.

Prior to moving to Worcester, Mark was the 2015 Distinguished Visiting Cantor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Mark served as the Director of Worship at Houston’s Christ the King Lutheran Church (2008-2015) and as Seminary Musician at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (1990-2008).

Mark is also a tenor chorister with CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists), a professional choral ensemble based in Hartford, CT.

Mark is a composer of portions of the first musical setting of Holy Communion in Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), the commended worship book of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He is the editor of Psalm Settings for the Church Year (2008, Augsburg Fortress) and Music Sourcebook for Lent and Three Days (2010, Augsburg Fortress). His numerous compositions for Christian worship are available from Augsburg Fortress.

Mark’s recording Reformation Chorales Reformed (2017) includes organ works by J. S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Distler, and Clarke. The album is available for download and for streaming on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Youtube. Numerous recordings are available at Mark’s soundcloud site.

Mark was principal musician for the 2005 National Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the 2007 ELCA Churchwide Assembly and Worship Jubilee, and visiting scholar for Emory University’s Candler School of Theology’s “The Singing Church” Project in 2012.

As a singer, Mark has performed professionally with The Worcester Chorus, Choral Arts Philadelphia, the Bach Society Houston, and the Houston Chamber Choir. Mark’s voice can be heard on the Grammy nominated recordings, soft blink of amber light and Rothko Chapel.

Mark studied organ with Earl Ness and John Binsfeld and voice with Robert Grooters at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music. He is currently pursuing vocal studies with Jane Shivick.

Mark maintains an active private studio of voice, piano, and organ students. For information on studying with Mark, contact him at TakeLessons.

YVONNE COX, HARPIST

Yvonne
Cox
is a charismatic harpist influenced by various musical genres and artistic mediums. She strives to contribute and inspire creativity in the world through music, both in performance and through collaborations. Cox is a versatile musician and frequently performs a diverse range of musical styles including solo, orchestral, chamber, and contemporary works.

Ms. Cox has also had the pleasure of playing with orchestras throughout the United States and Canada: including the PRISMA Festival Institute Orchestra, Henderson Symphony Orchestra, Miami Classical Music Festival, and Brevard Music Center Orchestra.

Yvonne obtained her M.M. from the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Jessica Zhou, Principal Harpist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and her B.M. from University of Arizona, where she studied with Dr. Michelle Gott.  In her free time, she enjoys gushing over any and all animals that cross her path and pretending to be a celebrity chef in her kitchen.

Details

Date:
Sunday, December 17, 2023
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Venue

Trinity Lutheran Church
73 Lancaster St
Worcester, MA 01609
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Phone
(508) 753-2989
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Organizer

Music Worcester