Portara Winter Concert – Mid-Winter Triptychs

Mid-Winter Triptychs

Sunday, December 10th, 2017, 4:00 PM at Belle Meade United Methodist Church

Celebrate the season with exquisite choral masterworks, holiday favorites, and new pieces to broaden your winter musical horizons. Multiple sets of three thematically-connected pieces will help us explore the meaning and mystery of this season of wonder and hope. Includes selections from Morten Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs, music by Britten, Howells, and Biebl, local composers, special guest artists, and more!

Program Notes

All are welcome. $10 suggested donation.

  • I. The Winter Rose
    • Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen – Michael Praetorious
    • A Spotless Rose – Herbert Howells
    • Hymn to the Virgin – Benjamin Britten
  • II. The Mystery Revealed
    • O Magnum Mysterium – César Carrillo
    • O Magnum Mysterium – Wayne Oquin
    • O Magnum Mysterium – Daniel Elder
  • III. Mid-Winter Songs
    • II. Like Snow – Morten Lauridsen
    • III. She Tells Her Love While Half Asleep – Morten Lauridsen
    • IV. Mid-Winter Waking – Morten Lauridsen
  • IV. Ave
    • What Child Is This? – arr. Jason Shelton
    • Have You Seen the Baby Jesus? – Rosephanye Powell
    • Ave Maria – Franz Biebl
  • V. Gloria!
    • Gabriel’s Message – arr. Jim Clements
    • On This Day, Everywhere – arr. Jason Shelton
    • Shepherds, Rejoice! – John Massengale

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