Vivaldi Chamber Choir: Joyful Light – Morten Lauridsen ‘Lux Aeterna’

Date(s) - December 12, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

St. Mark's Anglican Church

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Joyful Light

This concert of popular carols is anchored by a performance of Morton Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. The composer writes “(This) is an intimate work of quiet serenity centered around a universal symbol of hope, reassurance, goodness and illumination at all levels…fashioned on texts from several different Latin sources…each containing a reference to Light.” (excerpted from while the Times of London greeted the premiere thus:

“..a classic of new American choral writing … in this light-filled continuum of sacred texts, old world structures and new world spirit intertwine in a cunningly written score, at once sensuous and spare”

The carols include staples of the Christmas Season given a special stamp by well known composers and arrangers, such as David Willcocks, Geofrey Webber, Alice Parker and Robert Shaw, David Millard as well as Zoltan Kodaly and Boris Ord – more details below:

Lux Aeterna · Morten Lauridsen


  • Away in a Manger     W.J. Kirkpatrick arr. David Willcocks
  • Cradle Song     Trad. Flemish arr. John Rutter
  • Masters in This Hall Trad. French arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
  • No Small Wonder   Paul Edwards  
  • Stille Nacht   Franz Gruber
  • Adam Lay Ybounden   Boris Ord  
  • I Saw a Maiden   Basque Carol arr. Edgar Pettman
  • Spanish Carol – Esta Noche   arr. Andrew Carter
  • Veni Emmanuel Adventi Ének   Zoltan Kodaly
  • In Dulci Jubilo   Robert Pearsall arr. David Millard  


After the concert, join us for cookies, hot cider, and a chat.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:00 p.m., Trinity-St. Mark’s, 1805 Larch St., Vancouver
Tickets at the door: $20 regular; $15 seniors and students

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