Light & Life – 20th Century Composers
Includes John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Karl Jenkins’ Requiem & Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna
Friday April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday April 20, 8 p.m.
St. Anne’s Church (Church Circle, Annapolis)
Adults: $37; Pre-sold students: $12; Student Rush available
Three great ways to get tickets:
- Maryland Hall Box office
- Impulse buyer? You can always get them at the door!
This concert is NOT what you might expect. People are usually afraid of music by 2oth century composers – strange, atonal, too serious. So, what do 20th century composers bring to the choral music table? Plenty!
Karl Jenkins, Requiem is an amazing mix of styles, sounds and lyrics, from the pounding Dies Irae to the ethereal Japanese haiku moments that throughout the piece. This isn’t your grandmother’s music at all! In fact, you might find yourself tapping your feet. Really? Not familiar with it? Listen to part of the Dies Irae here.
Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna is as lush and emotional as Jenkins’ work is exuberant. Singers love to sing it and audiences love to hear it. At St. Anne’s the sound floats all around the space. Listen to part of Lux Aterna here.
Mr. Green has also chosen to do John Rutter’s Mass of the Children, an unusual and compelling work. Listen to its Gloria here.