ONLINE | November 9 – December 14, 2020

The Hope of Christmas

The Michael O’Neal Singers will offer an online choral experience especially appropriate for the holiday season with The Hope of Christmas, a series of six recorded YouTube rehearsal sessions premiering at 8 p.m. EST on Monday evenings, November 9 – December 14. There is no charge for participation, although donations will be gratefully accepted to help cover music licensing costs and related expenses. All registered singers will receive links to marked scores, audio part-learning aids, and rehearsal suggestions. Music by Morten Lauridsen, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Rutter, John Williams, Craig Courtney, Dan Forrest, and Mack Wilberg will emphasize the joy and hope that is a central focus of the Christmas and Holiday Season, especially during these challenging times. This program includes the option to participate in an Virtual Audio Choir.


The repertoire includes:

Ring Out Ye Crystal Spheres – Ralph Vaughan Williams

O Nata Lux – Morten Lauridsen

Three Holiday Songs from ‘Home Alone’ – John Williams

  • Somewhere in My Memory
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas

Festival Gloria – Craig Courtney

I Wish You Christmas – John Rutter

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing – Mack Wilberg

The First Noel – Dan Forrest

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol – John Rutter

Optional Virtual Audio Choir

I Saw Three Ships – John Frederick Hudson

Hope of Christmas Registration

  • The Michael O'Neal Singers ONLINE is free, but donations are appreciated. The suggested donation to cover costs per singer is $35, but contributions in any amount are welcomed. Your financial support will sustain our organization and help us develop and offer further online programs. Thank you!
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