2008-09 Fall Concert...

Fall Concert:
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 @ 8 p.m. (Turner Auditorium)


featuring the Messe de Minuit pour Noël
by Marc-Antonie Charpentier (c. 1634?-1704)


  • Three English Carols...
    • Nowell Sing We All and Some
    • Remember, O Thou Man
    • Nova, Nova
  • There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth
  • Messe de Minuit pour Noël by Charpentier...
    • Kyrie
    • Gloria
    • Credo
    • Sanctus
    • Agnus Dei


  • Marti Castle-Warr, soprano, selections

  • Light the Lights
  • Nanita Lullaby
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Caroling, Caroling
  • Jingle Bells
  • Must Be Santa
  • Silent Night
  • Let Your Heart Be Joyful
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

Director´s Welcome

(on the theme of "T´was the Night before Christmas")
by Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy
T´was the night before the concert and all through the hall,
The Civic Chorale was on its last call.
The rehearsals were held with the greatest of care,
In hopes that a big audience would be with us there.

Program Notes

by Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy
Marc-Antoine Charpentier was born in Paris; his birth year is estimated as 1634.  Excluding his study years in Italy, Paris remained Charpentier's primary place of residence and employment.  He had a strong, formal education under the guidance of the Catholic Jesuits in Paris, and seemingly not destined for a career in music, registered for law school when he was eighteen.  However, in 1667 the path of Charpentier´s life changed (more...)

Fall 2009 registration begins Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30pm in the Chorale Library across from Room 165, with rehearsal starting at 7:00pm in Room 165. Dues are $35 for community members, $10 for TCC/FSU/FAMU students not taking the class for credit, and free for TCC students taking the class for credit.

Community members can now also choose to register for the whole year and pay $90 for all three sessions (Fall/Winter, Spring and Summer).

You can fill out your registration information early by downloading our Registration Form, printing and filling it out, and sending it to us at the adtress below, or you can bring it during registration on August 25, the first night of rehearsal. We will also have blank Registration Forms available during the registration period in Room 165.

The concert will be held on Tuesday, December 8 at 8:00 p.m., in Turner Auditorium, Tallahassee Community College.


Choral Music at TCC:

Tallahassee Civic Chorale and Illuminare Events List

Fall 2009


Tuesday December 15, 1:00 pm
Tallahassee Senior Center Holiday Luncheon

Thursday, December 19, 5:30 pm
Mary Brogan Museum: Grandparents as Parents Reception

Saturday, December 19, 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Tallahassee Winter Festival and Parade, Downtown Tallahassee

Tallahassee Civic Chorale

Tuesday, October 13, 2009, 8:00 pm
City Lights Concert – TCC Turner Auditorium

Friday, December 4, 7:00 pm
“Sing Out” at Westminster Oaks, Assisted Living Center

Tuesday, December 8, 8:00 pm
Winter Concert: Midnight - TCC Turner Auditorium

Thursday, December 10, 6:30 pm
“Sing Out” at Harbor Chase Assisted Living Center

Saturday, December 19, 6:00 pm
“Sing Out” at the Tallahassee Winter Festival, Downtown Tallahassee

Sunday, December 20, 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Civic Chorale Holiday Party

Corporate Sponsors for the 2009-2010 Season

The Tallahassee Civic Chorale wishes to thank the following businesses and civic organizations for their generous support during the 2009-2010 concert season: