Although better known in its orchestral version, and considered one of the great mass-settings of the Romantic era, it was originally composed with organ accompaniment, and St. Martin’s performs it as such here. Building on the monumental sound achieved last year to much acclaim in the Rachmaninov Vespers, the Festival Singers add the organ to truly raise the rafters!
St. Martin’s Christmas concerts are a holiday tradition for many hundreds – this year’s concert adds a dramatic, narrative aspect. ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ – referring to the length of the Yuletide Season of the Church calendar – is depicted by St. Martin’s in Twelve scenes, each fashioned around an episode in the Christmas story. Each scene will be preceded by a dramatic or poetic reading, and then musically portrayed by carols, some familiar, some soon-to-be-favorites, and a few sing-along opportunities.
A Denver tradition!
December 20, 7:30 pm
Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village
December 21, 7:30 pm
First Plymouth Congregational Church, Cherry Hills Village