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Bellevue Chamber Chorus presents 'O Magnum Mysterium'


First Congregational Church
11061 NE 2nd St Bellevue, WA 98004+5810 US



$20 Adult, $15 Senior, $10 Student, $5 Child (under 12)

Age Recommendation

Program includes carols familiar to school-age children.


Bellevue Chamber Chorus Presents “O Magnum Mysterium” Experience the wonder and mystery of Christmas and the holidays with Bellevue Chamber Chorus, under the direction of Fredrick Lokken, as we present a concert of glorious music for the season. The title piece, “O magnum mysterium” (O great mystery), is featured in stunning settings by William Byrd (England), Ivo Antognini (Switzerland), Cesar Carrillo (Venezuela), and David Childs (New Zealand/US). The program also begins our year-long exploration into French music, with Christmas treasures by Charpentier (Gloria from Midnight Mass for Christmas) and Berlioz (Shepherd’s Farewell from The Infancy of Christ), delightful arrangements of French carols, and more. Beautiful contemporary works by David Dickau (Calm on the Listening Ear of Night), Abbie Betinis (In the Bleak Midwinter), and Seattle composer Bern Herbolsheimer (Silly Shepherds, Stop Your Sleeping) round out this truly joyous holiday event. Instrumental accompaniment includes Kristine Anderson on piano and organ, and pieces for flute, percussion, and handbells. December 11, 2016, 3 pm – First Congregational Church, 11061 NE 2nd St., Bellevue December 17, 2016, 7:30 pm – St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3030 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue December 18, 2016, 4 pm – Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd Ave NE, Seattle Single ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, and $5 for children 12 and under. Ask about our amazing discounted Season Series Card and save! To order tickets, or for more information, call (425) 881-0445; or go to the Chorus website at You can also follow us on Twitter (@SingBellevue) or like us on Facebook! Bellevue Chamber Chorus is supported in part by the Bellevue Arts Commission and 4Culture. Bellevue Chamber Chorus song list (not in program order) “A Babe is Born” – William Mathias (1934 – 1992) “Calm on the Listening Ear of Night” – David C. Dickau (b. 1953) “Gloria” (from Midnight Mass for Christmas) – Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1634 – 1704) “In the Bleak Midwinter” – Abbie Betinis (b. 1980) “A Long, Long Time Ago” (N’ia gaire que auvit) – 15th Century French Carol, arr. Gregg Smith (1931 – 2016) “Make We Joy” – Edwin Fissinger (1920 – 1990) “A maiden most gentle” – Andrew Carter (b. 1939) “O magnum mysterium” – Ivo Antognini (b. 1963) “O magnum mysterium” – William Byrd (1540 – 1623) “O magnum mysterium” – César Alejandro Carrillo (b. 1957) “O magnum mysterium” – David N. Childs (b. 1969) “Orientis Partibus” – French medieval conductus, arr. Lee R. Kesselman “Quelle est cette odeur agréable?” – French Carol, arr. David Willcocks (1919 – 2015) “The Shepherds Farewell” (from The Infancy of Christ) – Hector Berlioz (1803 – 1869) “Silly Shepherds, Stop Your Sleeping” – Bern Herbolsheimer (1948 – 2016)

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