There is no other time of the year that offers as much beautiful choral music as the Christmas season. Welcome Christmas will offer many well-loved Christmas favorites, as well as a number of lesser known, but equally beautiful, holiday selections. The concert will include arrangements of O Come, All Ye Faithful, The First Nowell, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing all gloriously arranged by Mack Wilberg and made famous by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Much of the music of English composer John Rutter has become synonymous with Christmas on both sides of the Atlantic, and MOS will include two of his holiday pieces in the program: Mary’s Lullaby and Star Carol. In this concert both the sacred and secular sides of Christmas will be represented—the MOS chorus will perform Craig Courtney’s A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas, a humorous approach to that often-performed (and much abused) Christmas favorite.