Seasonal Celebration! with The Shrewsbury Chorale


December 9, 2018
03:00 PM until 05:00 PM


The Shrewsbury Chorale, one of Monmouth County’s premier choruses, will perform Seasonal Celebration!, a holiday program that will feature choral music that evokes mystery and wonder as well as music with a decided twist. The performance will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, 1475 W. Front St., Lincroft, NJ. Maestro Neil F. Brown will conduct and John Balme will accompany on organ and piano.

The concert will open with the Son of God Mass and Requiem Canticorum by contemporary British composer James Whitbourne. These two ethereal works, written in 2001 and 2010, are seamlessly intertwined into a single multi-movement piece featuring choir, soprano soloist, organ, and soprano saxophone. Renowned saxophone soloist Paul Cohen, of Rutgers University, will weave unusual colors that evoke an improvisatory quality in the musical tapestry. This piece is intensely beautiful. The audience will also be treated to some incredible additional saxophone solos by Dr. Cohen.

After intermission, get ready for a change of pace. Ready for snowflakes, Christmas trees, and Santa? Not so fast. Australian composer William G. James and lyricist John Wheeler have written Australian Christmas Carols, three sets of songs celebrating Christmas from down under for chorus, soprano solo, and piano accompaniment. Amid the references to Mary and the Christ child are musical images of the distinctive flora and fauna of the Australian landscape in the heat of summer. Get ready for an upside down version of Christmas that is as lovely and varied as our traditional carols.

Tickets at the door are $25 (Adult); $20 (Student/Senior); and $10 (Child). Advance sales are discounted at $20, $17, and $8. Purchase tickets online at; call 732-747-1362; or email A reception follows the concert. Invite your family and friends to celebrate the holidays with the beautiful and inspiring sound of The Shrewsbury Chorale, partially funded by Monmouth Arts. Experience the Joy of Live Performance!


$25 (Adult); $20 (Senior/Student); $10 (Child)


View map Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth Co
1475 W. Front Street
Lincroft, NJ

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