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​Stellenbosch University Choir

Conductor: André van der Merwe


1. Ave Maria

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Sergey Khvoschinsky (1957 - , Belarus)

2. Svyetye Tikhii (Joyful Light)

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: Now that the sun is setting, we behold the light of the evening. We praise the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. O Son of God, thou art the giver of life, Therefore all the world glorifies thee.
Alexander Kastalsky (1856 – 1926, Russia)

3. Puer Natus in Bethlehem

A Child is born in Bethlehem, Exult for joy, Jerusalem! Lo, He who reigns above the skies There in a manger lowly lies. Come then and on this natal day, Rejoice before the Lord and pray. And to the Holy One in Three Give praise eternally. Alleluia.
Levente Gyöngyösi (1975 - , Hungary)

4. Domine Deus Meus

Psalm 7

Lord, in you I trust. Save me from those who persecute me. The wicked brings iniquity, trouble and falsehood. Arise, O Lord, in your anger. Let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, And establish the just. My defence is of God, who saves the upright in heart.
Levente Gyöngyösi (1975 - , Hungary)

5. A Sexta Autem Hora

From the sixth hour there was darkness over all the earth. And Jesus cried with a loud voice: "Father into thy hands I commend my spirit." And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two. And the earth quaked, and rocks were shattered, And graves were opened. When the centurion and those who were with him, saw all that happened, they feared greatly, saying: "Truly, this was the Son of God."
Hendrik Hofmeyr (1957 - , South Africa)

6. Angelus Domini

The angel of the Lord descended from heaven. And rolled away the stone and sat on it. And he said to the women: "Do not be afraid, I know you seek Him who was crucified. He has already risen. Alleluia."
Giovanni Gabrieli (1555 – 1612, Italy)

7. Long Road

I love you night and day as a star in the distant sky. And I mourn for this one thing alone – that to love, Our lifetime was so short. A long road leads to heaven's shining meadow And never could I reach its end. But a longer road leads to your heart Which to me seems distant as a star.
Eriks Ešenvalds (1977 - , Latvia)

8. Kaisa-isa Niyan

A Children's Game from Southern Philippines "Let's play a counting game! Only One, only Two, only Three, Four too light, Five too heavy, Six a sound so loud, Seven a dragon, Eight beats heavily, Nine a box, Ten a drawer!"
Nilo Alcala (1978 - , Philippines)

9. African Prayer

Traditional Sesotho / Xhosa
Soloists: Carla Mengel; Shaen Mare; Annchen Marais; Carel van der Merwe; Herman Franken; Siza Dlamini Percussion: Mikhail Swartz

10. Blackbird / I Will

Arr. Jonathan Rathbone
The Beatles

11. Angels

arr. André van der Merwe
Robbie Williams
Saxophone: Engelien Coetzer Piano: Antoni Schonken

12. Seaside Rendezvous

arr. Andé van der Merwe
Freddie Mercury

13. Somebody to Love

arr. Andé van der Merwe
Freddie Mercury
Soloists: Ruzelle van Rooyen; Annelle Knoetze; Janusz Meylahn; Riaan van der Walt Piano: Antoni Schonken

14. Mid-winter

arr. Andé van der Merwe
Bob Chilcott
Clarinet: Kristi Boonzaaier Piano: Elzeth Germishuys

15. Away in a Manger

Arr. Brant Adams

16. Somerkersfees

Arr. André van der Merwe
Flute: Axolile Hosa Piano: Elzeth Germishuys

17. Jingle Bells

Arr. Bob Chilcott
Piano: Elzeth Germishuys