New Choral Music for the Season

December 16, 2023, 4:00 pm

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Reena Esmail in a black pantsuit with a generous, deep red scarf on a park bench, gray, natural background.
Reena Esmail (Photo courtesy of artist)

Discover contemporary choral works for the season including Reena Esmail’s A Winter Breviary, Arvo Pärt’s Seven Magnificat-Antiphons, and works by Einojuhani Rautavaara, James MacMillan, and Roderick Williams.

Watch Apollo5 perform James MacMillan’s O Radiant Dawn.


Einojuhani Rautavaara: Magnificat
III. Fecit potentiam
IV. Suscepit Israel
Finnish Radio Chamber Choir
Timo Nuoranne, conductor

James MacMillan: O Radiant Dawn

Arvo Pärt: Seven Magnificat-Antiphons
1. O Weisheit
2. O Adonai
3. O Spross aus Isais Wurzel
4. O Schlüssel Davids
5. O Morgenstern
6. O König aller Völker
7. O Immanuel
The Trinity Choir
Daniel Taylor, conductor

Renna Esmail: A Winter Breviary
I. We Look For You (Evensong – Raag Hamsadhwani)
II. The Year’s Midnight (Matins – Raag Malkauns)
III. The Unexpected Early hour (Lauds – Raag Ahir Bhairav)
St Martin’s Voices
Andrew Earis, director

Judith Weir: Drop down, ye heavens, from above
ORA Singers
Suzi Digby, conductor

Dobrinka Tabakova: Good-will to men, and peace on Earth

Roderick Williams: O Adonai, et Dux domus Israel
ORA Singers
Suzi Digby, conductor

Williams: Queen Elizabeth’s Winchester Carol (The Royal Carol)
St Martin’s Voices
Andrew Earis, director