The GCSF will present “December in the Americas”. Choristers from all five levels of our program will sing music that is both traditional to the season, and which also highlights American composers and arrangers of the Americas. Repertoire will include two extended works: Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest”, accompanied by harp, marimba, and guitar; and Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols”, also accompanied by harp. While Britten was English by birth, he spent much time in the United States, and it was during one of his stays in New York that he conceived of the idea for “A Ceremony of Carols”, arguably his most famous work for treble voices. The Susa work was commissioned for and designed as a companion piece to Britten's work. Along with these works, each ensemble will present seasonal selections, in many languages and styles, as well as professionally choreographed modern works from jazz and musical theatre genres.