Christmas Concerts 2017

Saturday December 9, 2017 at 8 pm,  at Christ the King Church, Old Lyme, CT
Sunday December 10, 2017 at 3 pm, at Christ the King Church, Old Lyme, CT

Rutter, Magnificat

Also featuring Christmas favorites and Christmas Carols, with the audience invited to join with Con Brio to sing 

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Magnificat by John Rutter

Magnificat by John Rutter is a musical setting of the Magnificat, the Song of Mary, and a perfect choice for Christmastide. It was completed in 1990. The extended composition in seven movements for soprano solo, mixed choir, and orchestra. It is based on the Latin text, interspersed with “Of a Rose, a lovely Rose”, an anonymous English poem. The music includes elements of Latin American music.

The composer conducted the first performance in Carnegie Hall on 26 May 1990, and the first recording with the Cambridge Singers and the City of London Sinfonia.

While the Magnificat was often set to music, being a regular part of Catholic vespers and Anglican evensong, Rutter’s work is one of few extended settings, along with Bach’s composition.