10th Annual Cathedral Christmas
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Buon Natale is the way they say Merry Christmas in Italian.
Take a musical tour to Italy this holiday season, no passport needed! From sheep-covered hillsides to majestic cathedrals, let the glorious voices of the Seattle Choral Company take you through centuries of Italian masterworks singing Renaissance motets, popular carols, and works by Italian and Italian-American opera composers.
You’ll be transported by the works of Italian masters, including Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Giovanni Gabrieli, Giuseppe Verdi, Luca Marenzio, Gioacchino Rossini, as well as Italian-Americans Gian Carlo Menotti, and Dominick Argento.
Seasonal works on our program will include:
O magnum mysterium by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Jubilate Deo by Giovanni Gabrieli
Magnificat by Luca Marenzio
Ave Maria by Giuseppe Verdi
Petite Messe Solennelle (excerpts) by Gioacchino Rossini
Choruses from Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian Carlo Menotti
Choruses from The Masque of Angels by Dominick Argento
Popular Italian carols