Buon Natale: An Italian Christmas

10th Annual Cathedral Christmas

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Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 8:00 PM
Saint Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave E, Seattle


Holiday choral gems and familiar Italian carols by Palestrina, Gabrieli, Verdi, Rossini, Argento, Menotti, and others.
Carols of the season
Family carol sing-along with Flentrop Organ at 7:30 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