A Downton Abbey Christmas

13 Dec 2014

Minneapolis, MN

Venue:

Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral

Time:

7:30 pm

Presenting Organization/Ensemble:

Oratorio Society of Minnesota

Conductor/Keynote Speaker:

Matthew Mehaffey

 
Inspired by the overwhelming popularity of last season’s "Music of Downton Abbey" concert and anticipating Season 5 of the PBS television drama, we return to the Gothic splendor of Saint. Mark’s Cathedral for a program of post-Edwardian English choral and orchestral music for Christmas. "Lady Alice - Duchess of Kirkwood"  returns to provide the history of each piece and pair each selection with memorable events from the story line of the "Downton Abbey" series.
We invite you to come and "Celebrate the Seasons" with us!

PROGRAM

Downton Abbey Suite(Orchestra)John Lunn

Welcome, Yule!C.H.H. Parry

Once in Royal David's City (Hymn Tune: IRBY)Henry J. Gauntlett

The Holly and the Ivy (from "Bethlehem")Rutland Boughton

Terly, TerlowGustav Holst

What Sweeter Music ("Noble Numbers", op. 28)Sir Henry Walford Davies

Hallelujah Chorus ("Messiah")George Frideric Handel

Sir Roger de Coverley ("A Christmas Dance" - String Quartet)Frank Bridge

A Christmas Greeting, op. 52Sir Edward Elgar

Now is the Time of ChristymasArnold Bax

In the Bleak MidwinterHarold Darke

Fantasia on Christmas CarolsRalph Vaughan Williams

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (with Audience)Felix Mendelssohn 

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