25th Annual Holiday Choral Concert

Tickets are only available online.  Tickets are not available at the door.

A celebratory afternoon of Holiday music from around the world featuring NIU Choirs, Brass, and the world premiere of This is Christmas Morning!  by award winning composer Marybeth Kurnat.  

Eric Johnson, director

Chamber Choir
Hodie Christus - Natus Est Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) 
Ding Dong Merrily on High - arr. Chester Alwes (b.1947)

University Chorus
Xicochi - Gaspar Fernandes (1566-1629)
Behold a Star From Jacob Shining - Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

DeKalb Festival Chorus
Eatnemen Vueli - arr. Emily Crocker (b.1949)
Great & Glorious Light - Gregory Berg

Concert Choir
O Magnum Mysterium - Thomás Louis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Enyansafo Baasa - James Varrick Armaah (b.1984)
     Joseph Quaynor, tenor

Brass Ensemble
We Wish You a Merry Christmas - arr. Phil Snedecor (b.1963)

Concert Choir
This Is Christmas Morning - Marybeth Kurnat (b. 1987)
Commissioned for the NIU Concert Choir For the 25th Annual Choral Holiday Concert World Premiere

University Chorus
Deck The Halls in7/8 - arr. James McKelvy (1917-2003)

Coventry Carol - arr. B.E. Boykin (b.1989) 
     Chamber Choir
     Ryan Jensen, baritone
Yesu Aseda - Rev. Dr. O.A. Boateng
Afe Wura - Mo A. Adu-Safo

Concert Choir
A Nossa Lapinha (Folclore Brasilerio) - arr. Daniel Alfonson Jr. 
Go Where I Send Thee - André Thomas (b.1952)
     Boone Elledge, baritone

MinJung Kim, piano
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella - arr. Marianne Kim (b.1972)

Finale Mass Choir and Brass Ensemble
Christmas Cantata - Daniel Pinkham (1923-2006)
1. Quem vidistis pastores
2. O Magnum Mysteruim
3. Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Music Building, Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
550 Lucinda Ave, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances


Arts and Culture, Music and Concerts

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students




General Public $15, Non-NIU students, Seniors, and Staff $10, NIU Student are free

School of Music
Contact Name

Tina Zemzemi

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