Upcoming Concert

Concert Info

Christus Paradox

December 10th, 2017 3:00 PM

First Lutheran Church

181 Western Avenue, Albany, NY

A virgin birth? A mighty babe? Heaven in Earth?
A paradox contains contradictory yet interrelated elements that exist simultaneously.

Come explore the incomprehensible aspects of the birth of Jesus as portrayed in song. Texts will include those of English metaphysical poets Robert Southwell and Richard Crashaw, and hymn writers Sylvia Dunstan and Carl P. Daw, Jr. We will also present “This Child, This King,” an extended work by American composer Daniel Gawthrop for choir, organ, harp and timpani.
Hodie, Christus Natus Est                                         Healey Willan
Angels We Have Heard on High
(choir and audience)
When God’s Time Has Ripened                               Alfred Fedak
Lovely Child, Holy Child                                           Bethlehem
arr. David Johnson
Shepherd of Shepherds                                            John Gilbert
Three Christmas Miniatures                                    Robert Young
The Coming Child
Christmas Night
Childhood
A Child My Choice                                                     Richard Dirksen
A Stable Lamp is Lighted                                          Michael Larkin
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing and Ah, Holy Jesus
(choir and audience)
Summer in Winter Carol                                          Kenneth Jennings
The Hills are Bare at Bethlehem                             Early American
arr. Ralph Johnson
Christus Paradox                                                       Alfred Fedak
Intermission
This Child, This King                                                 Daniel Gawthrop
Introduction                                              Organ, Harp, Timpani
What Comes?                                             Chorus
Fear Not                                                       Solo
Glory to God                                               Chorus
Let Us See This Child, This King            Chorus
Mary’s Meditation                                     Soprano solo
The Annunciation                                      Tenor solo
He Shall Be Great                                       Chorus
Magnificat                                                    Soprano solo
March of the Three Kings                         Organ
Where is He?                                               Men’s chorus
Herald Star in the East                              Women’s chorus
Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh               Men’s chorus
And Now is the Word Made Flesh          Chorus