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10th Anniversary Concert
David Brensinger - Special Guest Conductor
Singing Greatest Hits from Our First Ten Years
Music of the Spirit spanning 16 centuries, 8 countries, written by 13 composers and featuring the choir's first performance of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's Missa Brevis

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This concert will represent this great tradition in all its fullness. The program will traverse the music of the church from Medieval Gregorian chant to Spanish and English music of the Renaissance by Victoria and Tallis. With music by the Italian Baroque master Vivaldi, to diverse settings of the Ave Maria by 19th century composers Bruckner, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. Late 19th century French masterworks by Faure and Durufle as well as rousing 20th century settings of ancient Latin texts by Britten, Lauridsen and Twynham will all reflect the glory of this great and ever evolving musical tradition. Morgan adds, "all of this music, coming from various periods, cultures and styles has a great deal to say to us about what catholic music is and has been through the centuries."

It is also notable that the featured work on the program Giovanni Perluigi Palestrina's Missa Brevis will be the first complete polyphonic setting of the mass that the choir has sung. John Brandt of St. Joseph's Parish in Marietta recalls that "one of our founding principles was to present the great masterworks of the Roman Church, and among the greatest of these are the hundreds of mass settings by the world's most influential composers. It is instructive and humbling for us to realize that it has taken 10 years of singing and learning together to finally allow us the ability to approach this masterwork of the "grand master" of the polyphonic style."


  1. MacMillan: In splendoribus sanctorum
  2. Byrd: Sing Joyfully
  3. Byrd: I will not leave you comfortless
  4. Byrd: Ave Verum
  5. Dunstable: Ave Maris Stella
  6. Rutter: The Lord is my Shepherd
  7. Howells: Like as the Hart
  8. Tallis: If Ye love me
  9. Tallis: O Lord give thy holy spirit
  10. Tallis: O nata lux
  11. Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Now in its tenth season, the Festival Choir is made up of 32 auditioned singers representing parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

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