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Concert

Lead, Kindly Light

The Music of Paul Mealor

  • Friday, August 12, 2022
  • 8:00 PM
  • St. Jerome Catholic Church
  • Hyattsville, MD
Join us as we celebrate our forthcoming album of Paul Mealor’s music.
Paul Mealor is one of the world’s most performed living composers and has been described as, “the most important composer to have emerged in Welsh choral music since William Mathias” and his music is, “marked by something outside of himself that is beautifully spatial and evocative of landscape… it illuminates both our past and our future.” Join us as we perform a selection of his works from our forthcoming album—recorded in close collaboration with him—Lead, Kindly Light.

Program

  • Mealor Matin Responsory
  • Mealor O beata Trinitas
  • Mealor God So Loved The World
  • Hurd O Night That Is Brighter Than The Day
  • Trumbore 1. Echo’s Histories (from History’s Stories)
  • Trumbore 2. Echo’s Stories (from History’s Stories)
  • Mealor Lead Me, Lord
  • Mealor O Lord, Make Thy Servant Elizabeth
  • Mealor Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal
    1. Now sleeps the crimson petal
    2. Lady, when I behold the roses sprouting
    3. Upon a bank with roses set about
    4. A Spotless Rose
  • Holmes Summer Shower
  • Trumbore 3. History’s Stories (from History’s Stories)
  • Sims Awaken
  • Mealor Te lucis ante terminum
  • Mealor Lead, Kindly Light

Estimated runtime

1h 15m

Ends around

9:15 PM
  • Doors open

  • Part one

    30m

  • Intermission

    10m

  • Part two

    35m

  • Concert ends

About Paul Mealor

Paul Mealor is one of the world’s most performed living composers and has been described as “the most important composer to have emerged in Welsh choral music since William Mathias” (New York Times, 2001). Mealor was catapulted to international stardom in April 2011, when 2.5 billion people heard his Motet, Ubi caritas, at the Royal Wedding of His Royal Highness Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Recordings of his work topped both the Classical and Pop Charts in 2011. Since January 2003 he has taught at the University of Aberdeen, where he is Professor of Composition.

Mealor is deeply involved with musical organizations in Wales and across the UK, and is Composer in Residence with Canada’s top professional choir, Pro Coro Canada. In 2020, he was given the Fletcher of Saltoun Award for outstanding contribution to the arts and humanities in Scotland. He is also an Officer of the Venerable Order of St John (OStJ), a Great Shogun of the Order of the Samurai (OSS), and a Commander of the Catholic Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem (CLJ).

Learn more about Paul here.

About Lux

Lux is an award-winning chamber choir dedicated to accessibility in professional-quality choral music performance and education, based in Washington, D.C. Since its founding in 2014, the group has earned praise from famed composers such as Paul Mealor, Eric Whitacre, and Ola Gjeilo; and their singers hail from some of the finest conservatories and schools of music across the United States. They’ve earned awards on both local and national levels, including two Wammies (Best Choral Group & Best Choral Album, 2021), and a Featured Choral Album on Classical MPR, joining past winners such as Voces8, Tenebrae, and The Sixteen. Ever passionate for contemporary choral music, Lux has given six world premieres since 2019, including works from their first commission and first composition contest in 2021.

Learn more about Lux on our website.

Season

Summer 2022

“I am very impressed. This is a very good group.”
Avner Dorman

Venue information

St. Jerome Catholic Church

5205 43rd Ave
Hyattsville, MD 20781
A beautiful Catholic church in Hyattsville, just outside of northeast Washington—and the place where Lux began.

Parking

Ample free parking in lots above and below the church, as well as lots next to the parish school right across the street.

Transit information

No Metro stops within a reasonable walking distance. The closest stops are Prince George’s Plaza and West Hyattsville on the green line.

Accessibility

Accessible entrance at Hamilton St with accessible parking available. Wheelchair-accessible bathroom not available.