The 1958 Christmas Concert of the Virginia Glee Club, held December 16, 1958 in Old Cabell Hall, was the 18th year since the inception of the tradition in 1941 (though the program claimed it was the 17th annual concert). Conducted by David Davis as part of the Glee Club 1958-1959 season, the performance featured the Mary Washington College Chorus and the Cathedral Bell Ringers of Virginia. The concert was broadcast on WINA and WINA-FM through a grant from the Sperry Piedmont Corporation. A note in the program indicated that the group was performing on risers that had been permanently donated by the Alumni Fund Committee and acknowledged the general support of the committee for the Glee Club's activities.

A recording of this concert is available at the University of Virginia Library.


  • Adeste Fideles (Essay on the Church Plain Chant, 1782) (Chorus, Glee Club, and Audience)
  • The boar's head carol (English secular carol, bef.1521) (Glee Club)
  • Wassail, Wassail (Gloucestershire carol, arr. S.D.T./D.H.D.) (GC)
  • God rest you merry, gentlemen (English carol, arr. M.D.M.) (GC)
  • A Virgin most pure (The Oxford Book of Carols, No. 4, arr. Vaughan Williams) (GC)
  • Bring a torch, Jeannette, Isabella! (French carol) (arr. A.T.D) (GC)
  • Touro-louro-louro (Burgundian air, arr. A.T.D.) (Concert Group)
  • How still and how tiny (Polish carol, arr. H.G.M.) (CG)
  • Balulalow (Peter Warlock) (CG)
  • Hodie Christus Natus Est (Palestrina) (CG)
  • Chorale: In dulci jubilo (J.S. Bach) (GC)
  • Chorale: Break forth, O beauteous, heav'nly light (from "The Christmas Oratorio") (J.S. Bach) (GC)
  • Rejoice, ye Christian men, rejoice (Praetorius (Mary Washington College Chorus)
  • O leave your sheep (Hazlehurst-Samuelson) (MWCC)
  • Good news from Heaven (J.S. Bach) (MWCC)
  • A virgin unspotted (William Billings) (MWCC)
  • Cradle Song (William Byrd) (MWCC)
  • A Song for the Little Jesus (Mexican folksong, arr. Niven) (MWCC)
  • The First Mercy (Peter Warlock) (MWCC)
  • The Christ-Child (Cornelius-Salter) (MWCC)
  • The Wond'rous News (Ukrainian carol, arr. Koshetz) (MWCC)
  • O rejoice, ye Christians, loudly (J.S. Bach, arr. K. Davis) (MWCC)
  • Allelujah! (from Cantata no. 142, "To us a child is born") (J.S. Bach, arr. K. Davis) (MWCC)
  • The heavens are telling (from "The Creation") (Joseph Haydn, arr. Manney) (MWCC)
  • Joy to the World (credited to G.F. Handel) (Chorus, Glee Club, and Audience)
  • The first Nowell (Old English carol) (Chorus, Glee Club, and Audience)
  • Silent Night (Franz Grüber) (Chorus and Glee Club)
  • Postlude: Chorale Improvisation on "Now thank we all our God" (Karg-Elert) (Thomas Warburton, organist)


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