Lessons & Carols by Candlelight – Mary’s Gift
New works and traditional carols sung in the warmth of community with excerpts from Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols
December 10-13, 2020
True Concord Choir, Guy Whatley, organ & Christine Vivona, harp
Angelic — Resounding
Reverant — Jubilant
True Concord knows how to do Christmas!
Arizona Daily Star
True Concord continues its tradition of new and traditional carols performed in some of the area’s most beautiful churches. This year, experience music inspired by Mary, the mother of God.
Mary was a young girl of about 14 when she gave birth to her son – and the child became her gift to mankind.
Celebrate the beauty and mystery of a gift given fully from the heart – with the glow of candles, the velvet sound of voices and the community of people joined together through music.
True Concord will perform a mix of old and new works for the season, including selections from its recent Christmas album. Critically heralded, Christmas with True Concord: Carols in the American Voice hit no. 5 on Billboard charts. And, the audience will be invited to join the voices of True Concord in old, familiar and beloved carols.
A gorgeous blend of voices, exquisite phrasing, and track after track of good cheer.
Brian Newhouse, Minnesota Public Radio
The center piece of the concert, Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28, is scored for three-part chorus, solo voices, and harp. Written for Christmas, the work was composed in 1942 while Britten was at sea, travelling from the United States to England.
With sections described as “angelic bliss,” “soothing lullabyes,” “reverent” and “jubilant,” this is a gift to give yourself and friends.