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

Purchase Single Tickets:

Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 7:30 PM

at Christ the King Episcopal Church

Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM

at St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, Green Valley

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 7:30 PM

at St. Philips in the Hills Episcopal Church

Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM

at Catalina United Methodist Church

Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 7:30 PM

at St. Alban's Episcopal Church

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.