Our Christmas concerts in December will of course feature familiar carols — like “Deck the Halls” and “I Saw Three Ships”—some with new arrangements, Renaissance motets by Cristóbal de Morales and Peter Philips, Egil Hovland’s beautiful “Stay With Us”and Morten Lauridsen’s stunning, mystical setting of “O Magnum Mysterium.”
Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Hyattsville
Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia -- Sunday, December 2, 2012, 3:00 p.m. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, Chevy Chase
I Heard a Voice from Heaven
On our March program we will perform “Missa Brevis” by the Danish Baroque composer Dietrich Buxtehude. There is a famous story that Bach traveled 200 miles on foot to Lübeck to hear and study the music of this great Danish composer. Come hear what it is that Bach found so interesting. The rest of the program will include a mix of composers – Sweelinck, Alain, and a gorgeous new piece by Geraint Lewis.
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, Columbia -- Sunday, March 10, 2012, 3:00 p.m. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, Chevy Chase
A Choral Tapestry
The Washington-area chamber chorus Voices 21 closes its thirteenth season with a program that weaves an array of musical selections into one beautiful choral tapestry on the human response to nature's beauty. From Morten Lauridsen's exploration of narcissism through the beautiful rose in Dirait-on to the belief that we are all connected to Earth in Gwyneth Walker's The Dark Around Us from The Great Trees, this concert explores the many ways we respond to our surroundings. With Stephen Chatman's trilogy Voices of Earth, he suggests that nature's sights and sounds can induce both great joy and grief, a theme also depicted in Charles V. Stanford's The Blue Bird and in a setting of Walt Whitman's poem When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd. Join us in this beautiful celebration of nature's and music's ability to transport us.
Christ Episcopal Church 6800 Oakland Mills Road Columbia, Maryland 21045
Chevy Chase United Methodist Church 7001 Connecticut Avenue Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815