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O Holy Night

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The 19th century French composer Adolphe Charles Adam wrote more than fifty ballets and operas. Most are unremembered.  But no one looks past Adam’s O Holy Night, the single most cherished solo number of the season.  In France it’s known simply as Cantique de Noel, or the Christmas Song. An American pastor, John S. Dwight, wrote the English words that… Read more »