And now for some extra special holiday cheer on WRTI 90.1! Listen to this live broadcast recorded on December 12th—WRTI Classical Host Gregg Whiteside introduces The Wissahickon High School Camerata Choir in their radio debut. The 35-member ensemble sings a festive program of holiday music and other lovely songs, under the direction of John Conahan, who also happens to be a composer of choral music!
Watch the performance LIVE on WRTI’s Facebook page!
The Camerata is a select choir of 9th through 12th graders. The ensemble performs a variety of elevated choral repertoire throughout the Philadelphia region, and occasionally on tour.
Here's the program for the live broadcast:
O Sing Joyfully — Adrian Batten
Just as the Tide was Flowing (from Five English Folk Songs) – Ralph Vaughan-Williams
Unclouded Day (from Three American Songs) – Shawn Kirchner
Pie Jesu – John Conahan
Silent Night / Stille Nacht – Franz Xaver Gruber
Nes Gadol Haya Sham – Traditional
Encore: "Jingle Bells" by the Wissahickon H.S. Barbershop Quartet