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A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate with Kathy Mattea
Saturday, 12/24/2011, noon

Kathy MatteaWDAV presents a reprise of our festive celebration of the Appalachian folk traditions and other styles native to the Carolinas. Center stage will be two-time female vocalist of the year Kathy Mattea singing fresh arrangements from her acclaimed holiday albums, plus the Carolinas’ premiere choral ensemble, VOX, as well as Baroque/Celtic trio The Beggar Boys. You’ll hear African-American spirituals, folk favorites, Celtic jigs, and even the Biltmore’s renowned 1916 E.M. Skinner organ. (An original WDAV production)

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December 19, 2010
Kathy MatteaTrad: I Saw Three Ships
(arr. Kathy Mattea, Bill Cooley, David Tang)
Kathy Mattea, vocals and whistle; Bill Cooley, guitar; Rick Blackwell, bass and vocals; Jim Brock, percussion; Larry Young, fiddle; Michael Albert, whistles; Henry Lebedinsky, mandolin; VOX, David Tang, conductor

Johann A.P. Schulz : Thou Child Divine
Larry Young, Baroque violin; Michael Albert, Baroque violin; Brian Howard, cello; Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord; VOX, David Tang, conductor

Mark Sedio: Let Our Gladness Have No End
Michael Albert, Baroque violin; Brian Howard, cello; Henry Lebedinsky, harpsichord; VOX, David Tang, conductor

Trad: Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
(arr. Elizabeth Poston)
VOX, David Tang, conductor

Trad: Cherry Tree Carol
(arr. Henry Lebedinsky) 
Abigail Haynes Lennox, soprano; Larry Young, fiddle; Michael Albert, fiddle; Henry Lebedinsky, Irish guitar

Niles: I Wonder as I Wander
(arr. by Christopher Delp)
VOX, David Tang, conductor

Rob Matthes: Good News
(arr. by David Tang)
Kathy Mattea, vocals; VOX, David Tang, conductor; Brian Howard, cello

Bob Franke: Straw Against the Chill
Kathy Mattea, vocals and guitar; Bill Cooley, guitar; Rick Blackwell, bass; Jim Brock, percussion; Michael Albert, whistles

Craig Bickhardt and Thom Schuyler: Unto Us a Child Is Born
(arr. David Tang)
Kathy Mattea, vocals and whistle; Bill Cooley, guitar; Rick Blackwell, bass; Jim Brock, percussion; Michael Albert, whistles; Henry Lebedinsky, mandolin; VOX, David Tang, conductor

Adam: O Holy Night
Abigail Haynes Lennox, soprano; Henry Lebedinsky, organ

Trad: Christmas Eve - Ships are Sailing - Collier's Reel
(arr. The Beggar Boys)
Henry Lebedinsky, guitar; Larry Young, fiddle; Michael Albert, fiddle
The Beggar Boys

Trad: I Sing of a Night in Bethlehem
(arr. by Henry Lebedinsky)

Abigail Haynes Lennox, soprano; Brian Howard, Baroque cello; Larry Young, fiddle; Michael Albert, fiddle and whistles; Henry Lebedinsky, guitar

Trad: The Snowy Path/Miss Kate Minogue/Kitty Lie Over
(arr. by The Beggar Boys)
Larry Young, fiddle; Michael Albert, fiddle and whistles; Henry Lebedinsky, guitar

Javier Busto: Ave Maria
VOX, Donna Hill, conductor

Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene: Mary Did You Know?
(arr. by David Tang)
Kathy Mattea, vocals and guitar; Bill Cooley, guitar; Rick Blackwell, bass; Jim Brock, percussion; Michael Albert, whistles; VOX, David Tang, conductor

Trad: Glory Halleluia to the Newborn King
(arr. by Mark Butler)
Catrina Pegues, mezzo-soprano; VOX, David Tang, conductor

Trad: Jesus, Oh What a Wonderful Child
(arr.by David Tang and Bill Cooley)
Catrina Pegues, mezzo-soprano; Bill Cooley, guitar; Rick Blackwell, bass; Jim Brock, percussion; VOX, David Tang, conductor

Trad: Go Tell it On the Mountain
(arr. by Kathy Mattea, Bill Cooley and David Tang)
Kathy Mattea, vocals; Catrina Pegues, mezzo-soprano; Abigail Haynes Lennox, soprano; Bill Cooley, guitar; Rick Blackwell, bass; Jim Brock, percussion; Larry Young, fiddle; Michael Albert, fiddle, whistles; Brian Howard, cello; Henry Lebedinsky, mandolin; VOX, David Tang, conductor

Trad: Christ Child Lullabye
(arr. by Kathy Mattea and Dougie MacLean)
Kathy Mattea, vocals and guitar; Bill Cooley, guitar; Michael Albert, fiddle; VOX, David Tang, conductor; Abigail Haynes Lennox, soprano


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