Philomusica Concert Choir

December 2012 Concerts

Open the Holiday season with Philomusica Concert Choir’s concerts on Saturday, December 1 at 8 pm, and Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm. This program will have full orchestra and four professional soloists. Back by audience demand, “Messiah” leads off the program.


“Messiah” Part One
, the Christmas Portion - George Frederic Handel

“Organ Concerto, Opus 4, No. 2, in B Flat Major” – George Frederic Handel
Organist – Shea Velloso
Handel’s organ concertos were typically played between parts of his oratorios. Handel himself often played them.

“Christmas Day – a choral fantasy on old carols” – Gustav Holst
A number of well-known carols are interwoven in this “fantasy”, including “The First Noel”, “Good Christian Men Rejoice”, and “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen”.

“Carol Symphony” – James Bassi
The first movement is a fantasia on a popular Ukrainian carol melody, “The Carol of the Bells”. The second movement is a setting of the Irish “Wexford Carol”. The third movement is a rhythmic theme and variations on “Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day”.

FINALE – the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ from “Messiah”, with audience participation on stage

Concerts will be at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Route 18 South, Old Bridge, NJ. Click here for directions. For more information, and tickets, call 888-744-5668, or email

Advance tickets: $17 adults, $15 students/seniors; $8 children under 13
All tickets are $2 more at the door.

For information and tickets, call 1.888.744.5668 or email info at philomusica dot org, or by ordering online below.



Stay tuned for more information on our Spring 2013 concert, "Sacred Songs, Psalms and Celebrations." Concert dates will be Sat May 18 at 8 pm, and Sun. May 19, at 4 pm at Our Lady of Peace Church.

Past Events:

A Singer's Celebration - Spring 2012
A Christmas Concert - In Excelsis Gloria - Fall 2011
Shakespeare, Brahms and All That Jazz - Spring 2011
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction - February 2011
A Festival of Magnificats - Fall 2010
In Praise and Remembrance - Spring 2010
What Sweeter Music - Fall 2009
Philomusica Celebrates Love - Spring 2009
Christmas through the Ages - Fall 2008
Celebrating Inspiration - Spring 2008
Awake, Awake - Fall 2007
Sounds of Devotion - Spring 2006
Echoes of Mystery and Joy - Fall 2006

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