MAGNIFICAT: A Christmas Celebration
with The Festival Chorus & Chamber Orchestra,
Colleen Athparia, Organist
Saturday, December 8
Knox United Church
506 – 4 Street SW
The Festival Chorus presents another in its popular travelogue-themed Christmas concerts, recent seasons having highlighted the music of Venice, London, Paris, and Seville. This season the destination is Leipzig, featuring the works of J.S. Bach and his brilliant Magnificat in D, with its resounding trumpets and festive appeal. Other works include the famous Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Sleepers Awake and selections by Praetorius and Mendelssohn. Join in the popular audience sing-a-long with the Chorus and Orchestra of O Tannenbaum and Silent Night. Featured vocal soloists are the appealing young professionals of Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program.