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Melanie Moore - Artistic Director

Christmas With The Chorale 2022

When: Saturday, December 17, 2022 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM
Where: Buckingham United Methodist Church
Guest Artist: Rico Hamilton

For those of you who couldn’t come to one of our concerts, please enjoy:
Christmas Lullaby
In Dulci Jubilo
Sweet Little Jesus Boy

Tenor and Conductor, Rico D. Hamilton, is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has performed and conducted many musical theatre and oratorio productions and performed many roles including Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in Ragtime, Jean Valjean in Les Miserables, and several others. He has traveled abroad performing in such locations as China, Canada, Memphis, TN, and Petoskey, MI. Mr. Hamilton acquired his undergraduate degree in Voice Music Education, minoring in Conducting, and in addition has extended study in Ethnomusicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN. While there, he studied voice with the renowned Mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson, was mentored in conducting by Dr. Michael Schwartzkopf and served as the Vocal coach for JMuse Productionz, a student-run Production Company. Mr. Hamilton has won numerous competitions and festivals and has used his gifts to inspire and educate. He has been in Texas educating young musicians for 10 years and loves his new home! Currently he is the Head Choral Director of the Singing Eagles at Rowlett High School (DFW Area). He is so honored to have received an invitation to perform with the Contemporary Chorale and excited to see how this relationship blossoms.

God Bless Us Everyone
Beautiful December
Christmas Lullaby
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
The Chanukah Song (men)
Fum Fum Fantasia
The Winter Night
What Child?
Silent Night
Yes, Virginia (women)
Silver Bells
In Dulci Jubilo
Christmas Jazz II
We Three Kings
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Don't Save It All For Christmas Day

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This organization is funded in part by the City of Richardson through the City of Richardson Cultural Arts Commission .