Christmas Spectacular! 2018
On Sunday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m., the choirs, soloists, handbell ensemble, and full orchestra conducted by James Steven Harter presents a magnificent concert of two pieces by contemporary composer Mark Hayes, and beloved Christmas carols for choir and orchestra arranged by John Rutter, Dan Forrest and Harry Simeone. The concert opens with Hayes’ Gloria that captures the excitement of the Christmas story with brilliant orchestration, and concludes by creating a serene atmosphere with the angels’ message of “peace on earth to those of good will.” Of particular importance – and performed for the first time in Colorado – is the Colorado premiere of Mark Hayes’ new work, Hodie, Christus Natus Est – A Carol Fantasia. Scored for choirs, orchestra, organ, and handbell ensemble, the Hodie is in three sections, each of which incorporates a much-loved Christmas Carol. Unique to this work is the use of a handbell ensemble that adds a shimmering texture to the music. The December 16th concert also presents Christmas carols for choir and orchestra arranged by three highly-respected composers. The Chancel Ringers, conducted by Jonathan Faires, will solo with music of the season offering the unique sound of combined bells and chimes.
General Admission: $15
Tickets are available online , at the church music office and on Sundays in the Hospitality Center.