Peace on Earth
As we await the wonder of Christmas under star-filled skies, yet hope for peace in the turmoil of our time, Magnum Chorum offers a heartwarming serenade of beloved carols and Scandinavian works evoking the joy and serenity of the season. We summon Christ’s presence in Gjeilo’s O Come, O Come Emmanuel for double choir, and yearn for Christ’s birth in Agneta Skold’s buoyant Unto Us A Child is Born who would “love us and lead us all with hearts aflame into the joys above us.” Christ is born in a manger and cradled in sweet repose in a tender Lullaby on Christmas Eve by Christiansen. Evocative soundscapes unfold in Errollyn Wallen’s Peace on Earth which gathers unheard voices past, and Gjeilo’s sonorous Still with harp, popularized by Voces8. Rutter’s Wexford Carol, a nostalgic Jul, Jul Strålande Jul by Norqvist, and delightful carols by Carolyn Jennings and Jan Sandström renew our spirits and promise a splendid moment for you and yours!