YCIS Christmas Concert 2020

Christmas Concert 2020
 
This year our Christmas concert is a very special occasion as it is a full year since we last performed together at YCIS HK. The concert has been recorded and available for parents and our community for viewing.
 
With minimal rehearsal and much improvisation to make this possible, YCIS HK presents a wonderful programme of choral, instrumental music and dance. In addition, there is a traditional reading of the Christmas message.

Jeremy Williams

Music Director YCIS, YWIES

 

YCIS Christmas Concert 2020

 

A Cappella - ‘White Winter Hymnal’ by Fleet Foxes (arr. by Pentatonix)

A Cappella - ‘White Winter Hymnal’ by Fleet Foxes (arr. by Pentatonix)

Pentatonix covers this song by Fleet Foxes in their signature a cappella style using only body percussion as accompaniment producing captivating sound and rhythm
 
Junior Choir - ‘Walking In A Winter Wonderland’ by Felix Bernard and Richard Bernhard Smith

Junior Choir - ‘Walking In A Winter Wonderland’ by Felix Bernard and Richard Bernhard Smith

Richard Bernhard Smith was inspired by the snowy scene outside his hospital window when writing  the lyrics for this popular Christmas song composed by Felix Bernard
 
Y12 Piano Ensemble - Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring

Y12 Piano Ensemble - 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring'

A beautiful arrangement derived from Bach’s original chorale 
 

'Christmas Jingle'

A festive rendition of the famous Christmas favourite 'Jingle Bells'
 
Augustas Dance - Jar of Hearts by Perri, Lawrence & Yeretsian

Lyrical Dance Solo - 'Jar of Hearts' by Perri, Lawrence & Yeretsian

The debut choreography for a lyrical dance solo to Christina Perri's melodic 'Jar of Hearts'
Chorale - ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ by Holst

Chorale - ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’ by Holst

A Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti. The atmosphere is evocative of a winter scene
 
 
Instrumental Ensemble -  ‘White Christmas’ (Irving Berlin)

Instrumental Ensemble -  ‘White Christmas’ (Irving Berlin)

‘White Christmas’ is one of the most famous Christmas songs of all time. Bing Crossby sold over 50 million records after its release in 1942 
 
Instrumental Ensemble -  ‘Coventry Carol’ Traditional (arr. Jason Krug) 

Instrumental Ensemble -  ‘Coventry Carol’ Traditional (arr. Jason Krug) 

This peaceful melody in the minor key is beautifully arranged in this expansive version for strings
 
Instrumental Ensemble -  ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham (arr. Jeremy Wiliams, adapted from strings only version by Jackson Presnell)

Instrumental Ensemble -  ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham (arr. Jeremy Wiliams, adapted from strings only version by Jackson Presnell)

A 1984 Christmas pop hit composed by the group Wham, an English pop duo led by the legendary George Michael
 

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