Past event
Music by Reger, Beach, Dett, and Rachmaninoff
This year, 2023, marks the 150th birthdays of both Max Reger and Sergei Rachmaninoff. In celebration, we have crafted a program centered on Reger’s Acht geistliche Gesänge, and ending with an excerpt from Rachmaninoff’s celebrated All-Night Vigil. Interspersed around these pieces, we’ll perform works by Amy Beach and Nathaniel Dett, contemporaries of Reger and Rachmaninoff whose works, like theirs, build on the musical legacies of those who came before and leave a very intentional legacy behind. Join Lux this summer as we celebrate these boundary-pushing composers.


  • Reger 1. Der Mensch lebt und bestehet (from 8 Geistliche Gesänge, Op. 138)
  • Reger 2. Morgengesang (from 8 Geistliche Gesänge, Op. 138)
  • Beach The Greenwood, Op. 110
  • Reger 3. Nachtlied (from 8 Geistliche Gesänge, Op. 138)
  • Beach Dusk in June, Op. 82
  • Reger 4. Unser lieben Frauen Traum (from 8 Geistliche Gesänge, Op. 138)
  • Dett Gently, Lord, O Gently Lead Us
  • Reger 5. Kreuzfahrerlied (from 8 Geistliche Gesänge, Op. 138)
  • Beach When The Last Sea is Sailed, Op. 127
  • Beach Help Us, O God, Op. 50
  • Reger 6. Das Agnus Dei (from 8 Geistliche Gesänge, Op. 138)
  • Reger 7. Schlachtgesang (from 8 Geistliche Gesänge, Op. 138)
  • Dett O Holy Lord
  • Reger 8. Wir glauben an einen Gott (from 8 Geistliche Gesänge, Op. 138)
  • Rachmaninoff 7. Shestopsalmiye (from All-Night Vigil, Op. 37)

Estimated runtime

1h 15m

Ends around

8:15 PM
  • Doors open

  • Part one


  • Intermission


  • Part two


  • Concert ends

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.


2023-2024 Season

Part of the series


“Lux is such a jewel and deserves wider acclaim.”

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.