Psalm settings by C.V. Stanford, Arthur Honegger and James Macmillan. Music reflecting the “Song of Songs” by John Dunstable and Edward Bairstow; Purer than purest pure, a setting of poetry by e.e. cummings by UA composer Daniel Asia, and Make peace, a brand new work by David Lang.
The most sublime music for choir and organ, and choir alone, by Edgar Bainton, Herbert Howells and John Ireland, plus a Tucson premiere: The fruit of silence by Peteris Vasks, based on a text by Mother Theresa.
Concerts will include brand new choral music by Thomas Juneau, and Jonathan Dove’s thrilling “Seek him that maketh the seven stars.” We’ll also perform seasonal audience favorites like “Lo, how a rose e’er blooming” and “What sweeter music” by John Rutter.
“Wonderful performance – Beauty and discipline were combined to create excellence.”
“The selection of music was lovely. The usual high kudos to the choir and director for creating a stunning concert.”
In April 2018 we will present two performances of Arthur Honegger’s unique oratorio King David with chamber orchestra, vocal soloists, and guest narrator Grayson Hirst. The range of musical styles in this work is extraordinary – Gregorian chant, early 20th century modernist dissonance, and jazz. There are theatrical elements as well, including the off-stage voice of the Witch of Endor, and the character of David sung first by a boy soprano, and later by an adult tenor.
In December 2017 we will present holiday favorites, and a work known as the “Mona Lisa of Renaissance music,” Ave Maria, Virgo Serena by Josquin des Prez. In keeping with our commitment to presenting the best new choral music, we will offer the world premiere of Festival of Lights by New York composer Karen Siegel, and Stars by Eriks Esenvalds, which calls for choristers to play tuned wine glasses as they sing, creating a stunning aural effect.
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 8
Christ the King Episcopal Church
2800 W. Ina Road
3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10
Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2331 E. Adams Street
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 15
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
3738 N. Old Sabino Canyon Road
3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 17
Christ Church United Methodist
655 N. Craycroft Road