The Chancel Choir & Orchestra
Peter DuBois, Director of Music
César Franck, Prière, Op.20
Randall Thompson, The Peaceable Kingdom (1935)
Tomaso Abinoni, Adagio in G minor for Strings and Organ
Morten Lauridsen, Lux Aeterna (1997)
On Sunday, November 12 the Chancel Choir will present two special musical offerings. First, in the 10:45 worship service, they’ll offer Morten Lauridsen’s sublime and transcendent work, “Lux Aeterna” accompanied by orchestra. This piece, which explores the spiritual significance of Light, in this life, and the next, has become something of a modern classic.
Then, in the evening, at 7:30pm, invite your friends to join you as the Chancel Choir and orchestra will present a full CONCERT for RECONCILIATION. The featured work for the concert will be another 20th century classic choral work, “The Peaceable Kingdom” by Randall Thompson. Inspired by Edward Hicks’ numerous portrayals of the Lion and Lamb dwelling together in harmony, this unaccompanied choral work musically sets vivid and dramatic texts from the prophecies of Isaiah to point us toward reconciliation. The second portion of the program will include a repeat performance of Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna,” offering a second chance to bask in the beauty of this music.
Both events are free, with special music offerings being received to help support the expenses for both the morning and evening performances. Significant financial support for these events is also being provided by the Lois V. Parker Special Music Fund, and the Janet S. and David B. Reed Fund.