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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Church of the Holy Spirit / $25 / 80 min / 3:00 pm
3345 Lexington Road

Pre-concert program with Daniel Gilliam:  2:15 pm

Classical Christmas

We continue our 6th season with a Classical Christmas Concert that will feature music from the 18th through the 21st  century.  Bach (1685-1750) and Handel (1685-1759) represent the Baroque.  Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) and Josef Rheinberger (1839-1901) lived and wrote in the 19th century but represent very different schools of music. Hugo Distler (1908-1942), whose tragic life ended much too soon, represents the early 20th century.  And our own time is represented by living composers Morton Lauridsen (b. 1943), Randol Alan Bass (b. 1953), and Mack Wilberg (b. 1955).

Selections from Royal Fireworks Music (mvmts I and II) - Handel
Movement I from Christmas Oratorio - J.S. Bach.
"Virga Jesse" - Anton Bruckner
"And He Shall Purify" from Messiah - Handel
"There Were Shepherds" & "Glory to God" from Messiah - Handel
     Mary Wilson Redden, soprano
"Singet Frisch und Wohlgemut" - Hugo Distler
"Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" - arr Mack Wilberg
"Hallelujah" from Messiah - Handel
"Expectation" from The Star of Bethlehem, Pt I - Rheinberger
"The Shepherds" from The Star of Bethlehem, Pt II - Rheinberger
     Mary Wilson Redden, soprano
"Ave Maria" - Lauridsen
A Feast of Carols - Bass

Audience Note: There will be no Intermission and the audience will be asked to refrain from applause until after A Feast of Carols at the end.  This will enable us to maintain the length of the concert at less than 80 minutes.



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church / $20 / 100 min / 3:00
311 Browns Lane, St. Matthews

Pre-concert program with John Hale:  2:15 pm

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs

The Louisville Master Chorale will celebrate spring with a concert of hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs.  You will hear works by Andrea Gabrieli (1533-1585), Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), William Dawson (1899-1990), Jester Hairston (1901-2000), Lee Hoiby (1926-2011), Mack Wilberg (b. 1955), Moses Hogan (1957-2003), and others.  William Dawson founded the Tuskegee Institute School of Music and directed its choir for 25 years.  Jester Hairston, the grandson of slaves, acted in and wrote music for the movies. Mack Wilberg is the director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.  Moses Hogan is the editor of The Oxford Book Of Spirituals (2001).


All concert venues are wheelchair accessible.
Large print programs are available at the door.

Online Box Office

Dec 18 - $25/each
Hymns, Psalms, &
Spiritual Songs

Feb 26 - $20/each
Tickets for Classical Christmas purchased on this site after Sunday, December 11 cannot be mailed. They will be ready for pickup at the door of the concert on Sunday, December 18. (Online purchasing will not be available after midnight Wednesday, December 14, but tickets can be purchased at the door, subject to availability.)

Half-price Student Tickets are available at the door for persons under 21, subject to availability. Pre-school children (i.e. under first grade) may attend at no cost when accompanied by parents or guardians.


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The Louisville Master Chorale, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.

PO Box 8188  |  Louisville, KY 40257  |  (502) 309-9562  |  inbox@LouisvilleMasterChorale.org