A Season of Gloria!
Cantemus Chamber Chorus
Holiday Concerts with Brass Ensemble
Jane Ring Frank, Artistic Director
Jeffrey Mead, Keyboards
Saturday, December 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
4 Ocean St.
Sunday, December 2, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Central Congregational Church
14 Titcomb St.
Sunday. December 9, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
First Church in Swampscott
40 Monument Ave.
Cantemus Chamber Chorus’ upcoming holiday concerts hark back to one of the earliest and most joyous expressions of celebration, Gloria! For centuries this theme of joy, “Glory to God in the highest and peace to God’s people on earth,” has inspired musicians to rise to the spirit of the season and compelled composers to find new, creative ways to express their own faith and joy through new settings of this ancient theme. The Cantemus holiday program traces the expression of that theme for chorus and keyboard accompaniment from the Renaissance right up to the modern day and adds a brass ensemble and percussion for sheer impact and emotion.
Gwyneth Walker: Ring Out, Wild Bells
Giovanni Gabrielli: Gloria and O Magnum Mysterium
John Rutter: Gloria
Randol Alan Bass: Gloria
Morten Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night
Students 21 and under are admitted free. Regular admissions costs $25, senior admission is $20. Tickets are available at the following outlets: A New Leaf in Beverly, The Bookshop of Beverly Farms, Nazir’s Fine Jewelry in Wenham, The Book Rack of Newburyport,Pak Mail Newburyport, Salem Wine Imports in Salem, and Zumi’s in Ipswich. Patrons can also purchase tickets on the Cantemus website, www.cantemus.org, or at the door.