MSC Singers: Folk Song Choral Arrangements for Christmas


This fall we will explore and learn four folksong choral arrangements that celebrate the Christmas holiday. These choral arrangements include such pieces as “I Saw Three Ships,” “I Wonder as I Wander,” and other famous songs of seasonal celebration. Our plans also include presenting these pieces at the Chocolate Church’s “Sing! It’s Christmas” festival on December 18th.

Prerequisites: Participants will be asked to commit to most of these dates culminating in this event at the Chocolate Church. If you have choral singing experience, consider joining us.


Recommended Reading:

Reading music is an asset but not a requirement. Sheet music is provided

About the Instructor

Stuart Gillespie retired in 2004 as Director of Choral Ensembles and Fine Arts Department Chair at Naugatuck Valley Community College in Connecticut. He served as Choral Master of the Manchester Symphony Chorale from 1973–1984. He is a published composer and has written many choral arrangements for the MSC Singers.



Stuart Gillespie



3:00-5:00 p.m.
8-week course begins Nov. 7 (includes a special practice on 12/14 and participation in Christmas Sing at Chocolate Church on 12/18)



Class meets at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick