Celebrating Christmas With The Arizona Masterworks Chorale

Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 PM
All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 6300 North Central Avenue, Phoenix

Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 PM
Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley

The Arizona Masterworks Chorale presents Gerald Finzi’s incomparable meditation on peace for chorus and soloists, plus joyous songs of the season from Morten Lauridsen, Mac Frampton, our own Darren Herring, and more. A festive audience carols sing-along gets everyone in the Holiday Spirit. Joy to the World!

Click Here to see the complete program listing and the Music Director’s notes.
Click Here to learn more about composer Gerald Finzi and “In Terra Pax”
Click Here to read the text of Robert Bridges’ poem “Noël: Christmas Eve 1913”

A frosty Christmas Eve
when the stars were shining
Fared I forth alone,
where westward falls the hill

And from many a village
in the water’d valley
Distant music reach’d me
peals of bells a-ringing

"In Terra Pax" is a masterpiece in miniature

“Finzi’s pacifism is at its heart, and his belief that men and women of goodwill should live harmoniously. The two soloists and the chorus have clearly defined musical roles; the baritone soloist takes the voice of the poet, the soprano is cast as the angel, whilst the chorus narrates the familiar Biblical text. In the opening section the poet is standing on a hill contemplating the events of the very first Christmas, the sound of the distant church bells becoming for him the sound of an angel choir.
“Weaving through the music are three ideas: the pealing of the bells with their joyous message; a phrase from the carol The First Nowell; and the alleluia refrain from the hymn All Creatures of Our God and King.”

— John Bawden, MMusic, University of Surrey, UK


Adrienne Goglia
Adrienne Goglia

Soprano Soloist

Patrick West

Baritone Soloist

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An Artistic Collaboration

At Ascension Lutheran Church
7100 North Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley

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December 9 at 7:30 PM
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