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Cantemus Chamber Chorus Winter 2017 Program

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November 03, 2017

Cantemus Chamber Chorus Winter 2017 Program
Sunday, Dec. 3 at Central Congregational Church, Newburyport,
4:00 p.m.
Cantemus Chamber Chorus’s winter program, Psalmists and Seers, reveals the solemn splendor and holy excitement of the holiday season, with Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at its center. Its colorful Hebrew poetry and zigzagging rhythms proclaim the greatness of the season.

The Midwife’s Tale, a Christmas cantata by Cambridge composer James Woodman, reflects in sonorous medieval poetry the mystery and awe of the Nativity. Other pieces on the program set the scene for a melodious, enchanting and heart-stirring season of true joy.

The final piece, Lauridsen’s prayerful setting of James Agee’s poem Sure on This Shining Night, shimmers with the essence of tranquility and peace. Harp and percussion accompany the chorus, and a reception follows the concert. Tickets: adults, $25; seniors, $20; 21 & under, free.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 4 pm
Central Congregational Church
14 Titcomb St., Newburyport, MA 01950