Past event
New settings of Christmas favorites
Cole Reyes’s piece Alleluia (The Rose) is about the evolution of traditions. For him, the Latin and English in his piece symbolize the old and the new interacting together, which was particularly poignant as we all celebrated important holidays and other milestones at home, with or sometimes without family. This program builds on that idea, presenting familiar Christmas texts in new settings. Join us to celebrate the holiday season in person together again for the first time since January 2020.

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. In 2022, Lux recorded the album Lead, Kindly Light: The Music of Paul Mealor in close collaboration with the composer. It will be released in 2023.

Learn more about Lux on our website.

Program

  • Todd My Lord Has Come
  • Perinpanayagam In Bethlehem Above
  • Mealor Matin Responsory
  • Marsh In Winter’s House
  • Woo O magnum mysterium
  • Gjeilo Second Eve
  • Reyes Alleluia (The Rose)
  • Traditional Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (arr. Sandström)
  • Poston Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
  • Esland Winter
  • Croad Silent Night
  • Dexter Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
  • Sims Awaken
  • Consolacion Alleluia
  • Traditional Auld Lang Syne (arr. Earley)

Estimated runtime

1h 25m

Ends around

8:25 PM
  • Doors open

  • Part one

    35m

  • Intermission

    15m

  • Part two

    35m

  • Concert ends

Season

Winter 2022-2023

Part of the series

Traditions Renewed

“Most innovative Christmas program I saw from any professional organization.”

Venue information

Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes

1215 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005