Concert

Saturday, December 8, 2012 2:30 p.m.
St Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA
Saturday, December 15*, 2012 4:00 p.m.
St Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA
*Post-concert Holiday Sing-Along
Sunday, December 16, 2012 4:00 p.m.
St. Patrick’s Seminary, 320 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, CA
Program Highlights: “Christmas Intrada” (a potpourri of carols for four-hand piano) by David Conte; “Star-Crossed” by Saunder Choi; “I Wonder as I Wander” by John Jacob Niles, “Litanies à la Vierge” by M.A. Charpentier
Star of Wonder features an eclectic collection of vibrant music from around the world: the brilliant “Sanctus und Benedictus” by Poland’s greatest living composer, Krzystztof Penderecki and the sublimely tender “Litanies à la Vierge” by Baroque composer, M.A. Charpentier. We will perform Levente Gyöngyösi’s scintillating “Gloria Kajoniensis” in its entirety, accompanied by violins and percussion, and star-themed works by Argentinian composer, Emilio Dublanc, as well as the American premiere of "Star-Crossed" by Filipino composer Saunder Choi. Join us for this sparkling holiday program!
CompositionComposer/ArrangerNotes
GloriaMark Simmons 1971-
Litanies de la Vierge à 2 dessus et une basse chantante (H. 86)Marc Antoine Charpentier 1643-1704
Sanctus und BenedictusKrzystof Penderecki 1933-
Ave Maris StellaChan Ka Nin 1949-
Svete tihiy (Gladsome Light)Pavel Chesnokov 1877-1944
Gloria KajoniensisLevente Gyöngyösi 1975-
Star of WonderTerre Roche 1953-
Tota pulchra es, from Quatre Motets sur des Thèmes GrégoriensMaurice Duruflé 1902-1986
Ave MariaKathryn Chomik Parrotta
Star-CrossedSaunder Choi 1988-American premiere 2013
La EstrellaEmilio Dublanc 1911-
Choose something like a starRandall Thompson 1899-1984
I wonder as I wanderJohn Jacob Niles 1892-1980
Christmas IntradaDavid Conte 1955-Commissioned by the PWC 1997
Silent NightFranz Xaver Gruber 1787-1863
arr: John Rutter