Concert

Saturday, December 17, 2016 2:30 p.m.
St Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave, Palo Alto, CA
SOLD OUT!
Sunday, December 18, 2016 2:30 p.m.
Mission Santa Clara, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA
Echoes of starlight illuminate water-tuned glasses in Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvalds' Stars. The light plays tricks on our perception of the season in Ernst Bacon's Winter Afternoons. Haydn’s scintillating eighteenth-century Missa Sancti Aloysii interlaces with a secular centerpiece setting of Ron Jeffers' Whitman "Credo."

There’s a certain Slant of light,
Winter Afternoons –
That oppresses, like the Heft
Of Cathedral Tunes…

When it comes, the Landscape listens –
Shadows – hold their breath.

– Emily Dickinson
The light in Dale Trumbore’s Flare races through each mundane aspect of life as we know it, bursting with energy as it urges and spurs on the very forces of nature. The piece was co-commissioned by the PWC in 2012.

Lend your voice to our holiday sing-along set, and be surrounded by the luminous harmonies of Biebl’s Ave Maria.

Concert Teaser:


CompositionComposer/ArrangerNotes
StarsĒriks Ešenvalds 1977-composed in 2015
Kyrie - from Missa Sancti Aloysii Johann Michael Haydn 1737-1806
Gloria - from Missa Sancti Aloysii Johann Michael Haydn 1737-1806
Whitman "Credo"Ron Jeffers 1943-
SanctusRon Jeffers 1943-
Agnus Dei - from Missa Sancti Aloysii Johann Michael Haydn 1737-1806
Pseudo-Yoik LiteJaakko Mäntyjarvi 1963-composed 1994/97
I Shall Keep Singing!Brian Holmes 1946-for the Peninsula Women’s Chorus in memory of Patty Hennings, words by Emily Dickinson
Winter AfternoonsErnst Bacon 1898-1990
Yellow Twig of WillowStephen Smith 1966-commissioned by the Peninsula Women’s Chorus through the ACDA Women’s Consortium
Responsorio de NavidadJavier Busto 1949-
FlareDale Trumbore 1987-commissioned by the Peninsula Women’s Chorus through the ACDA Women’s Consortium
This little light of minearr: Moses Hogan/Kathleen Rodde
A Maiden Most Gentlearr: Andrew Carter
The Twelve Days of Christmas arr: A. Avalos
Ave MariaFranz Biebl 1906-2001