A Winter’s Night:
Christmas with British Composers
FULL ENSEMBLE WITH ORGAN
Benjamin Britten was only 20 years old when he wrote the a cappella Christmas cantata A Boy was Born in 1933. He revised the piece in 1955, demonstrating how highly he esteemed it even though it was a product of his youth. Although it uses an early-20th century harmonic language, rich with post-Romantic lushness and piquant dissonances, it has an ancient, almost medieval, feel about it that transports the listener to Christmases long ago. The other half of the concert features the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall (b. 1951) with organ, a work rich with familiar carol tunes, including opportunities for audience participation.
Christmas with St. Martin’s. A Denver tradition!
Friday, December 15, 7:30 PM: Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral, Denver
Saturday, December 16, 7:30 PM: Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver
Sunday, December 17, 3:00 PM: Saint Paul Community of Faith, Denver
Friday, December 22, 7:30 PM: Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village
Details, venues and the links to individual ticket sales for all performances remaining in the season are to be found on our CONCERTS/TICKETS page. Or contact us at 303-298-1970 or through info@StMartinsChamberChoir.org.