Chrysostomos Christmas Concert 2011

Chrysostomos Christmas Concert 2011

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2011, Thomas Aquinas College’s student choral group Chrysostomos performed its annual Christmas concert. Enjoy the following audio files from the concert, an evening’s meditation on the mystery of the Incarnation:

 

01. Puer Natus in Bethlehem
Gregorian Chant

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02. Christmas Hymn (Judea)
Traditional American Carol

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03. In the Bleak Midwinter
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

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04. That Virgin’s Child
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

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05. Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

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06. O Little One Sweet
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

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07. The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn
Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)

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08. Ballad of the King and the Innocents
Melody by St. Jean de Brebeuf; Verses 1, 2, 5, 7 by Jesse Edgar Middleton; verses 3, 4, 6 by Mark Donnelly; arranged by Mark Donnelly (’89)

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09. Coventry Carol
Traditional English Carol

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10. The Birds
Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

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11. O Magnum Mysterium
Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

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12. Sussex Carol
Traditional English Carol

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Posted: December 19, 2011

Dr. Jean Rioux

“If you come to the College with any spark of faith at all, it’s fanned into flames. That’s certainly what happened to me.”

– Dr. Jean Rioux (’82)

Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Benedictine College

“This is truly a Catholic center of learning because it reverberates with the ecclesial life of faith, a faith which unfolds the richness of reason and is given fervent expression liturgically, sacramentally, and through prayer, acts of charity, and a passion for justice.”

– The Most Rev. J. Michael Miller

Archbishop of Vancouver

Former Secretary, Congregation for Catholic Education

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