Our 2007 Christmas concert December 16 featured two songs from Charles DuMontier's new Christmas Musical, "Santaclothes." The songs are "Emmanuel" and "Snow Is Falling." Both are written by Dr. DuMontier and arranged by our Director Steve Wilson. The full concert was:
1ST HALF2ND HALF
  1. Glory to the Newborn King
  2. Christmastime
  3. A Holly, Jolly Christmas
  4. Emmanuel
  5. (sing-a-long)--"Deck the Halls"
  6. (sing-a-long)--"O Come all ye Faithful
  7. The Holiday Season
  8. I Saw Three Ships
  9. White Christmas Medley
  1. Bell choir solo selection
  2. Snow Is Falling
  3. The Jesus Gift
  4. After December Slips Away
  5. (sing-a-long)--"The First Noel"
  6. Carol of the Bells
  7. Peace, Peace
  8. Hallelujah Chorus

The Metro East Community Chorale completed two free concerts spring of 2007: April 27, 2007 at O’Fallon United Church of Christ, and April 29, 2007 at Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois. There were spirituals, patriotic music, Irving Berlin, Stephen Foster and Cole Porter medleys for all to enjoy.

We also performed at Belleville's Art On The Square Saturday, May 19.

The Concert Music for the 2007 Spring Concert
1st Half2nd Half
  1. A Juliant Song
  2. How Beautiful
  3. Order My Steps
  4. Stephen Foster Medley
  5. Love is Here to Stay
  6. The Gift to be Simple
  7. I’ll Fly Away
  1. Come Build a Church
  2. Irving Berlin Medley
  3. Cole Porter Medley
  4. Shenandoah
  5. An American Tribute

2006 Christmas Concert:
Our 2005 Spring Concert: Our 2006 Spring Concert:
  • A Music Man Medley
  • A Gershwin Medley
  • An Oklamoma Medley
  • A Cole Porter Medley
  • Dirait-on
  • Alleluia by Randall Thompson
  • Skip-a-to-My-Lou
  • Lost in the 50's Tonight
  • Ride-On King Jesus
  • Amazing Grace (Arr. Ed Lojeski)
  • In the Valley Flows a River (Douglas Nolan and Pamela Martin)
  • Loch Lomond (Arr. David Overton); soloist Tom Kinkelaar
  • Soon-Ah Will Be Done (William Dawson)
  • Look At The World (John Rutter)
  • Till There Was You (Meredith Wilson)
  • Irving Berlin Medley (Arr. Mac Huff)
  • Alleluia (Larry Gatlin, Arr. Julie Knowles)
  • Go Not Far From Me (Nicola Antonio Zingarelli, Arr. John F. WIlson)
  • O Jesus, Grant Me Hope and Comfort (J. W. Franck, Arr. Carl Stein)
  • A Prayer for Humility (Mark Patterson)
  • Adijo, Kerida (Farewell, Beloved - A Shepardic Folksong, Arr. Joshua Jacobson)
  • Morning (from the Musical The Oregon Trail by Belleville's Dr. Charles DuMontier, Choral Arr. Steve Wilson)
  • Blowin' In The Wind/America (Bob Dylan, Arr. Len Thomas)

Some of Our Earlier Music:

  • Play A Simple Melody (2001)
  • God Bless the USA (Spring 2002)
  • Amazing Grace (Spring 2002)
  • For The Beauty Of The Earth (Spring 2003)
  • Magnificat (Rutter) (Spring 2003)
  • A Jubilant Song (Spring 2004)
  • Caroling Caroling (Christmas 2002)
  • White Christmas (Christmas 2002)
  • Let It Snow (Christmas 2002)
  • Still, Still, Still (Christmas 2002)
  • Carol Of The Bells (Christmas 2002)
  • With A Ring And A Jingle (Christmas 2001)
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas Christmas 2001)
  • Do You Hear What I Hear (Christmas 2004)
  • Gesu Bambino (Christmas 2004)
  • Candlelight Carol (Christmas 2004)