The 1953 Christmas Concert of the Virginia Glee Club was conducted by Donald MacInnis as part of the Glee Club 1953-1954 season. The concert, which was held December 15, 1953 in Old Cabell Hall, featured the University Orchestra and organ accompaniment by Ernest Mead.


  1. Adeste fideles (Audience, Glee Club, Orchestra)
  2. L'arlesienne Suite, No. 1 (Georges Bizet (1838-1875)) (Orchestra)
    • Prelude
    • Minuetto
    • Adagietto
    • Carillon
  3. Silent Night (Franz Grüber (1787-1863)) (Audience, Glee Club, Orchestra)
  4. Salvation belongeth to our God (Paul Chesnokov (1877-), arr. A.T. Davison) (VGC)
  5. Coventry carol (English carol, arr. Vaughan Williams) (VGC)
  6. The boar's head carol (English carol, arr. S.D. Tuttle) (VGC) (Soloist: Roger Dunne)
  7. How still and tiny (Polish carol, arr. H.G. Mishkin) (VGC)
  8. The first Nowell (English carol, arr. Vaughan Williams) (VGC, solist: Charles Bell)
  9. From the Christmas Oratorio (Johann Sebastian Bach (1687-1750)) (VGC, Orchestra)
    • Aria: Prepare thyself, Zion (Marianne Walker, contralto)
    • Aria: Mighty Lord
    • Chorale: Good news from Heaven
    • Sinfonia
    • Chorale: Break forth, O beauteous, heavenly light
    • Recitative: So go ye there
    • Chorale: In chorus now to Thee we raise
  10. Chorale-Prelude: Es is ein Ros' entsprungen (Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)) (Orchestra)
  11. Lo, how a rose e'er blooming (Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), arr. A.T. Davison) (VGC)
  12. God rest you merry gentlemen (English carol, arr. Vaughan Williams) (VGC)
  13. As Joseph was a-walking (Cherry tree carol) (English carol, arr. Vaughan Williams) (VGC)
  14. The twelve days of Christmas (English carol, arr. S.D. Tuttle) (VGC)
  15. A merry Christmas (English carol, arr. A. Warrell) (VGC)
  16. Hark! the herald angels sing (Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) (Audience, Glee Club, Orchestra)


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