The Master Singers

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Wisconsin Public Radio

Season Sponsors

Wisconsin Arts Board

The National Endowment for the Arts

Transportation Sponsor

Kobussen Buses, Ltd.

Concert Sponsors

The Casper Foundation

Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic

Dr. Gary & Nancy Schwartzhoff

The Bailey Family

The Basilica of Saint Mary

Friends of the Master Singers

The Master Singers Circle

The White Family

Lessons and Carols 2016

A Star’s Light

December 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
First Congregational UCC, Eau Claire
Sponsored by Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic

December 17, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.
Saint Charles Borromeo Church, Chippewa Falls
Sponsored by the William J. and Gertrude R. Casper Foundation

Mary Jo Wagner and John Murphy, narrators


  • And the Angels Sang Craig Carnahan (b. 1951)
  • Pat-a-pan arr. David Conte (b. 1955)
  • French Burgundian Carol

  • There Is No Rose Connor Koppin (b. 1991)
  • English Carol

  • To Him We Sing Robert Young (1923 – 2011)
  • English Carol

  • Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King arr. Moses Hogan (1957-2003)
  • African-American Folk Song

    Hymn — Audience
  • In The Bleak Mid-Winter Gustav Holst
  • English Carol


  • Christ the Appletree Stanford Scriven (b. 1988)
  • Christmas Hymn

  • Where Riches is Everlastingly Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)
  • 16Th century

  • Carol of the Drum Katherine Davis (1892-1980)
  • American Carol

  • This Endris Night arr. Edwin Fissinger (1920-1990)
  • 15Th century

  • Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing Elaine Hagenberg
  • Nancy Schwartzhoff, piano

  • String Quartet in F Major Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
  • Movement I, Allegro moderato - Très doux

    Bridge String Quartet


  • How Great Our Joy! arr. Craig Courtney (b. 1948)
  • German Carol

    Bridge String Quartet and Nancy Schwartzhoff, piano

  • See Amid the Winter’s Snow arr. Dan Forrest (b. 1978)
  • Humility

    Bridge String Quartet and Nancy Schwartzhoff, piano

  • A Star’s Light John Jacob Niles/arr. Connor Koppin
  • Commissioned by The Master Singers, 2016

  • The First Noel arr. Dan Forrest
  • English Carol

    Nancy Schwartzhoff, piano

  • Deck The Hall arr. Mack Wilberg (b. 1955)
  • Welsh Carol

    Nancy Schwartzhoff and Megan Sorenson, piano

  • Stille Nacht Franz Gruber (1787-1863)
  • Austrian Carol, 1818