C o n c e r t T W O
J A N
SATURDAY, January 9th, 2016 - 6:30pm
Title: Hodie, Christus Natus Est!
Music: Featuring Poulenc 4 motets for Christmas, Lauridsen, Smith, and Howells
Location: St. Mary, Mother of God, Catholic Church
727 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
O Oriens – Andrew Smith
People Look East – Stephen Carriciolo
O magnum mysterium - Tomas Luis de Victoria
Hymn to the Virgin – Benjamin Britten
4 Motets pour le temps de Noël - Francis Poulenc
O magnum mysterium
II. Quem vidistis pastores dicite
III. Videntes stellam
IV. Hodie Christus natus est
Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock
O Magnum Mysterium - Morten Lauridsen
In Dulci Jubilo – Robert Lucas Pearsall
My Lord has come – Will Todd
Lully, lulla, thou little tiny child - Kenneth Leighton
Surrexit Christus Hodie - Samuel Scheidt
Sing Lullaby – Herbert Howells
A Welsh Lullaby “Suo Gan” – arr. Lee Scott
Hodie Christus Natus est – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
A Spotless Rose – Herbert Howells
Here is the Little Door – Herbert Howells
Onmes de saba - Jacob Handl
We look forward to seeing you at our "not-so-traditional" rendition of Christmas music, finishing out the season.
We're performing some beautiful works, including the 4-Poulenc Christmas motets (rarely heard, but definitely worth the trip!).
Fairly regular songs for the season, are the Pearsal "In Dulci Jubilo", Britten's "Hymn to the Virgin" for double choir, and "People Look East", by local composer Stephen Carriciolo.
Of the more traditional, yet fairly unknown, to the general public (sung often in churches), are the Lullaby songs by Howells, Warlock, and my personal favorite, the Suo Gan.
We look forward to performing this program for you on Saturday!