Voices’ December concert, Winter Joy, features performance of Kirk Mechem’s Seven Joys of Christmas – a setting of lesser-known carols from different countries and Winter (from the forgottens) by Dan Locklair – a four-movement choral cycle, based on texts by 19th and early 20th century American poets. Additionally the Voices chamber ensemble, Cantari, will present a set of a cappella pieces including Salamone Rossi’s “Elohim hashivenu,” Robert Applebaum’s Maoz tsur,” a setting of the first principal of Kwanzaa (Unity) by Zanaida Robles; Nathaniel Dett’s “Ave Maria,” and a Nigerian Christmas song entitled “Keresimesi q’dun de o” arranged by Wendall Whalum, with several other selections.


UNC Hill Hall, Moeser Auditorium 145 E Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Updated November 22, 2022