This piece presents the story of Christ’s incarnation and arrival, using the haunting, joyful sounds of classic Christmas songs including “O Come Emmanuel” and the Latin “Gaudete.” Emmanuel uses live music and readings from Isaiah and the Gospels to enhance the experience of Christmas.
Choreographer: Carolyn Currey
Music: Rachel Starr Thomson, vocals; Christa Currey, violin; Dana Currey, flute; Sara Currey, harp
Dancers: Carolyn Currey, Elyssa Currey, Naomi Currey
Narrations: Rachel Starr Thomson
Running Time: 45 minutes
Emmanuel Album 2008 – click for pictures.
Carolyn Currey dancing “O Little Town of Bethlehem/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” on 100 Huntley St. Excerpt from the company’s “Emmanuel” production. Music by Debbie Fortnum. December 3, 2008.
Carolyn, Naomi, and Elyssa Currey dancing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” on 100 Huntley St. Excerpt from the company’s “Emmanuel” production. December 3, 2008.
An interview with the founders of Soli Deo Gloria Ballet on 100 Huntley St. December 3, 2008