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

Con Brio Choral Society, Con Brio Festival Orchestra (35 piece), conducted by Dr, Stephen Bruce

Magnificat John Rutter
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Prophecies Fulfilled
Es ist ein Ros  Michael Praetorius
Hodie Jan Pieters Sweelinck
Jesu Bambino Pietro Yon

Winter Nights
Still, Still, Still David Brunner
Yver, vous n’estes qu’un villain Claude Debussy
Sure on This Shining Night Morten Lauridsen

Audience Carol
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing arr. David Willcocks

In the Round
In Dulci Jubilo Michael Praetorius
Buccinate Giovanni Gabrieli

Christmas Fun
Deck the Halls arr. David Willcocks
Fum, Fum, Fum arr. Mack Wilberg

Audience Carol
O Come, All Ye Faithful arr. David Willcocks

Merry Christmas
Go Where I Send Thee arr. Caldwell and Ivory
Ding Dong Merrily on High arr. Stephen Mager

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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 has been very 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 (performed by Con Brio in December 2000 and December 2011).