Clark College Chorale and Women’s Ensemble presents “Gates of Beauty” Dec. 9

The Clark College Chorale and Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble will present their fall concert, “Gates of Beauty”  Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 11208 NE Hazel Dell Ave. in Vancouver.

The 62-voice Clark College Chorale will begin the program with Joachim Neander’s enduring 17th-century hymn “Open Now Thy Gates of Beauty.” Other pieces include a carol from Spain, a Hebrew song, “Lo Yisa Goi,” Handel’s “Awake the Trumpet’s Lofty Sound,”  the William Dawson spiritual “Mary Had a Baby, and “O Sifuni Mungu,” which is sung in Swahili and means “All Creatures of Our God and King.” Chorale member and Clark College adjunct music instructor David E. Miller will conduct a select ensemble from the Chorale in “See Amid the Winter Snow.”

The select Clark College Women’s Choral Ensemble will perform a variety of holiday pieces from England, Cuba, and Russia as well as the Yiddish lullaby “Schlof Main Kind”, and a work by Ola Gjeilo entitled “Tundra.” The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call Peggy Winston at 360-992-2662.