The Peninsula Women's Chorus sings holiday music from around the world, and premieres a new work by Kirstina Rasmussen commissioned in celebration of Martín Benvenuto's 10th anniversary with the Chorus.
PWC sings holiday music from around the world including the mystical Os Mutorum, by Scotland’s premiere composer James MacMillan, the Yoik-inspired rhythmic Eatnemen Vuelie (Beautiful Savior) by Norwegian composer Frode Fjellheim, and the intricate, buoyant, Venite Exultemus Domino by PWC’s own “composer in spirit”, Hungarian Levente Gyöngyösi. These concerts culminate in an audience favorite, Conrad Susa’s festive Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the American Southwest, a collection of carols originally from Spain, Catalunya, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, accompanied by marimba, guitar, and harp.
Program Highlights: The mysteriously ethereal Os Mutorum by James MacMillan; the luminescent call-and-response of Hanukkah Blessings by Ron Jeffers; the compelling earthy urgency of Eatnemen Vuelie by Frode Fjellheim — and Songs of Night, a new work by Kirstina Rasmussen, commissioned in celebration of Martín Benvenuto’s 10th anniversary as Artistic Director, based on poems by Francisco X. Alarcón.
Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.*
St Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
*Post-concert Holiday Sing-Along
Sunday, December 15, 2013 4:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA
$35 premium/$30 general/$10 students 18 & under