In Terra Pax Title

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

Click Here to learn more about composer Gerald Finzi and “In Terra Pax”

Program Notes: From Hanukkah to New Year’s in song…
Scott Youngs, AMC Music Director

Since our first concert falls on day three of Hanukkah, we open with “Light the Legend” which describes this celebration of light.  From there, we dive into Christmas with the favorites: “The First Noel” and “Gesu Bambino”, followed by one of the best-known choral works of the 20th Century:  Morton Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium”.  Gift-wrapped with some audience carols comes the centerpiece of our concert, the lush choral work by Gerald Finzi, “In Terra Pax” with its gorgeous bass and soprano solos and warm choral writing.  We continue, without any intermission, with two pieces by local composer, singer, and conductor, Darren Herring.  His wonderful settings of “There is No Rose” and “Coventry Carol” will leave you spell-bound.  The concert wraps up with a jazzy “Christmas Wish” by Mac Frampton and a “Feast of Carols” by Randol Bass.

Happy holidays to all!

Concert Program

Light and Legend - A Song for Chanukah Michael Isaacson & Susan Nurenberg
The First Noël arr. Dan Forrest
Gesu Bambino Pietro A. Yon
O Magnum Mysterium Morten Lauridsen
AUDIENCE CAROLS O Come, All Ye Faithful / Go, Tell it on the Mountain
In Terra Pax: A Christmas Scene Gerald Finzi
WIth Soprano and Baritone solos. Text based on Robert Bridges' poem "Noël, Christmas Eve, 1913" and Luke 2:8-17
AUDIENCE CAROLS Angels We Have Heard on High / Joy to the World
There is No Rose of Such Virtue Darren Herring
Coventry Carol Darren Herring
A Christmas Wish Mac Frampton
A Feast of Carols Randall Alan Bass

Program subject to change without notice

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