Mother of God–Son of God
O Light Divine! Magnum Chorum illuminates the miracle of Christmas in a stunning program exploring iconic music of Russia, Scandinavia and the Baltic region. You’ll savor Kopylov’s Heavenly Light, a soaring Hymn to the Virgin by Alexander Levine, Chesnokov’s Gabriel Appeared, music by Tchaikovsky and Gretchaninoff, and excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s All Night Vigil. You’ll hear an electrifying Ave Maria by Polish composer Łukazewski, the luminous music of Ešenvalds and Pärt, and a tranquil prayer of Mother Teresa. Music from Scandinavia and cameos by Tavener and Whitbourn deliver a radiant and robust celebration of the season.
Brian A. Schmidt
Artistic Director of the South Dakota Chorale and conductor of the A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers at Baylor University (TX)