Resonet In Laudibus – Resounding Joyful Praises
Renaissance and Baroque Holiday Music for Chorus and Brass
Some of the most festive music in all eras was written for the Christmas season! Immerse yourself in the rich vocal music on which some today’s beloved Christmas Carols are based: popular motets for four to eight voices, such as “In dulci jubilo” (Sweet rejoicing), “O magnum mysterium” (O great mystery), and “Resonet in laudibus” (Resounding joyful praises), and instrumental canzonas and toccatas by Italian and German composer: Praetorius, Gabrieli, Handl, Schein, Bassano, Bonelli, and others. And hear some of the familiar chorals from the Christmas Oratorio by the great Johan Sebastian Bach, an expression of joyful expectation and the celebration of Christ’s incarnation – a love story between God and humanity.
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 6 pm
St. Paul Church Stockbridge, MA
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 4pm
Trinity Church, Lakeville, CT
For the concert on December 10th in Stockbridge, there will be a light show by Joe Wheaton creating a special multi-sensory experience.
The outdoor light show will be free to all. In case of bad weather the light show will not take place. St. Paul’s church is asking for donations to:
Lee Food Pantry,
PO Box 335,
Lee, MA 01238-0335.
The performers are Crescendo Chorus, with solo soprano Jordan Rose Lee, The Berkshire Brass: Peter Bellino and Brian Kanner, trumpets, and David Wampler and William Carr, trombones, conducted by Crescendo’s Founding Artistic Director Christine Gevert from the organ.
These performances are underwritten by Stephen Ketterer and Ignacio Ramirez of Sharon, CT. Support has also been provided to Crescendo from CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.