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*Seattle Choral Company: Eternal Light

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 8:00 pm
Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm by director Freddie Coleman

Saint Mark’s Cathedral
1245 10th Ave East, Seattle, WA
Featured Works
Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen

Mass No. 2 in G Major by Franz Schubert

Misericordias Domini, K. 222, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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The Seattle Choral Company’s mid-season concert brings back to the repertory a true masterpiece of the 20th century — Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light). The SCC presented the first Seattle performance of this beloved contemporary work in May of 2000, with the composer (a Washington native) in attendance. About the performance, Seattle Times music critic Melinda Bargreen wrote, “The audience was already on its feet, with a standing ovation for the Seattle Choral Company’s first Seattle performance of Morten Lauridsen’s ‘Lux Aeterna’.”

“But when Lauridsen himself stepped onto the stage to acknowledge the applause, a football-stadium roar arose in the sedate confines of the… church. You don’t hear that kind of roar very often in performances of new music; it’s a response that indicates the audience has been moved, impressed and delighted by what it just heard.”

Since its world premiere in 1997, Lauridsen’s luminous Lux Aeterna has made a lasting international impact. Lauridsen’s music remains a powerful magnet for choral ensembles as well as music lovers around the world.

This concert will also feature two choral works from the 18th and 19th centuries: Misericordias Domini, K. 222, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and the Mass No. 2 in G Major, by Franz Schubert. Both of these works, written when the composers were quite young, express youthful energy and early genius. Mozart penned his Misericordias Domine when he was 19 years old, and Schubert composed his Mass in G Major at the age of 18.

Joining the Seattle Choral Company for the performance of Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G Major will a trio of accomplished Seattle soloists: Ellaina Lewis, soprano; Brendan Tuohy, tenor; and Darrell Jordan, baritone. Once again, members of the North Corner Chamber Orchestra will complete the roster of guest artists for this concert of choral masterworks spanning three centuries.

Details

Date:
March 16
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Organizer

Seattle Choral Company
Phone
206-363-1100
Email
scc@seattlechoralcompany.org
View Organizer Website
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