Holiday Concert with the San Francisco Boys Chorus (Intermediate)

Presented by Episcopal Church of the Incarnation

Date & Time: Friday December 15, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Venue: 1750 29th Avenue, San Francisco
Tickets: $25 General, $20 Seniors/Students

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  • “Deck the Hall” – arr. Martha Lynn Thompson (b. 1940)
  • “The Festival of Lights” – Israeli folksong, with words and additional music by Tom Anderson
  • “Noël Nouvelet” – Old French tune, arr. Erica Phare-Bergh
  • “Hanerot Halalu” – Traditional Hebrew Hanukkah song
  • “The Rose” – Ola Gjeilo
  • “Three School Songs” – Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
  • “Tàladh Chrìosda” – Scottish Gaelic lullaby, arr. Todd Jolly
  • “Nocturne” – Joel Raney
  • “Go Where I Send Thee!” – Gospel Spiritual, arr. Paul Caldwell/Sean Ivory
  • “Catch the Spirit, Share the Magic” – David Maddux, arr. Ian Robertson

About the San Francisco Boys Chorus

The San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) is comprised of the Grammy award-winning Concert Chorus, the Graduate Chorale, the Hand Bell Program and the four-level Chorus School, which includes the Preparatory Chorus.

The CONCERT CHORUS is the SFBC’s premiere performing ensemble and is comprised of choristers who exhibit vocal excellence, performance flair, and exceptional musicianship skills. Led by Artistic Director, Ian Robertson, the committed Concert Chorus members, ages 10 to 13, present a full concert series in the San Francisco Bay Area, tour nationally and internationally, record often and appear annually with renowned artistic partners, such as the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet, the Robert Moses Kin Dance Company and other Bay Area arts organizations such as George Cleve’s Midsummer Mozart Festival and Stanford Live.

The Concert Chorus is the level to which Chorus School singers aspire. Under the guidance of our Associate Artistic Director, the San Francisco Boys Chorus faculty team train youngsters through four CHORUS SCHOOL levels, beginning as early as kindergarten in the Preparatory Chorus (Level I) and up through the Junior (Level II), Apprentice (Level III), and in time to the Intermediate Choruses. (Level IV).

Todd Jolly – Conductor

Todd Jolly directs the Intermediates and Advanced Handbells of the San Francisco Boys Chorus, and is the Minister of Music at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley.  A musician, educator, and pastor, he is also a published and commissioned composer and arranger who freelances as a percussionist.  He has played, sung, and directed groups across the United States and in Europe. 

Mr. Jolly earned degrees from Trenton State College and San Francisco Theological Seminary, with additional training in community organizing with Industrial Areas Foundation, and in composition and song leading as a Fellow of Melodious Accord.  Major compositions include an oboe sonata commissioned by William Bennett, two mass settings (recordings released December 2020), an Advent cantata, and seven variations on the hymn tune HYFRYDOL.

Mr. Jolly is a member of American Choral Directors Association, ASCAP, Early Music America, and San Francisco Presbytery. 

Program Items

arr. Martha Lynn Thompson (b. 1940) Deck the Hall
Israeli folksong The Festival of Lights
Old French tune, arr. Erica Phare-Bergh Noël Nouvelet
Traditional Hebrew Hanukkah song Hanerot Halalu
Ola Gjeilo The Rose
Charles Hubert Hastings Parry Three School Songs
Scottish Gaelic lullaby, arr. Todd Jolly Tàladh Chrìosda
Joel Raney Nocturne
Gospel Spiritual, arr. Paul Caldwell/Sean Ivory Go Where I Send Thee!”
David Maddux, arr. Ian Robertson Catch the Spirit, Share the Magic


San Francisco Boys Chorus Choir