Angels and Shepherds

Christmas Concert: Angels and Shepherds

From early Baroque composers, through the Romantic Russian Choral tradition, to exquisite settings of carols, we will explore the stories of Mary and her messengers. We offer music by Dieterich Buxtehude, Josquin des Pres, Sergei Rachmaninov and many others, in praise of the Angels, the Shepherds, and Mary herself, as well as some traditional carols in arrangements by John Rutter & David Willcocks.


  • ANGELS...

    • Jacob Handl: Resonet in laudibus
    • Michael Praetorius: Psallite
    • Dmitri Bortniansky: Hymn of the Cherubim
    • Felix Mendelssohn [arr. David Willcocks]: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

  • MARY...

    • Josquin des Pres: Ave Maria
    • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse dievo raduisya
    • Thomas Hammond: Swete was the song the Virgin sung
    • Dietrich Buxtehude: Magnificat, Anima mea


    • Hector Berlioz: The Shepherd's Farewell
    • Guillaume Costeley: Allon, Gay Bergeres
    • Traditional, arr. by John Rutter: Rise Up Shepherd and Follow

There will be no intermission during this concert but as usual at the Christmas show our audience is invited to linger over hot cider and a variety of snacks - served in the Narthex.

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8:00 p.m., St. Mark's Anglican Church, 1805 Larch St., Vancouver

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