Welcome to Pax Christi Chorale’s 26th season, with performances of well-loved and rarely-heard works of great beauty and drama.
Pax Christi Chorale is delighted to present the final concert of Mirabilia, a week long festival of art and music to celebrate the 150th anniversary of St. Anne’s Church. Bach’s cantata 147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben contains one of the most well beloved choral pieces in the classical repertoire, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring“. It is a great pleasure to present the entire cantata in addition to Cantata 80 – Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott- which will also be familiar to many listeners. In the spirit of encouraging young emerging artists, I proudly present Dan Norman as the featured conductor for this concert.
Rheinberger has become one of Pax Christi Chorale’s favorite composers, and his Christmas story The Star of Bethlehem provides the perfect warm blanket of sound for our December programme. As always, catch up with friends and family after the concerts at our seasonal party.
When I heard Paul McCreesh conduct Handel’s Solomon in London’s Albert Hall I knew immediately that its exciting double choruses and dramatic ensemble scenes were perfect for Pax Christi Chorale. Solomon will be the kingpin of our season, with a fabulous cast of soloists which bring this biblical story to life.
If you are a returning subscriber I thank you for your ongoing support. If you are new to Pax Christi Chorale, I welcome you and hope you enjoy this season of rarely heard musical masterpieces.