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      December 7, 2013

      Saturday   7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

      500 El Camino Real
      Santa Clara, California 95053

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      Festival of Lights- Choral

      A festival of lights can have many religious and cultural meanings for people across the world. The Jewish holiday, Hanukkah and the Hindu holiday, Diwali (Tihar), both draw on the imagery of lighting lamps or candles. Culturally, many cities celebrate the change of seasons and the lengthening of days by lighting landmarks in vast and complex displays, and here at Santa Clara University, the Festival of Lights performance has marked the beginning of the holiday season for many for over a decade. The Festival of Lights program draws on many traditions, those formed here and those celebrated across the world, as it explores the changes of the seasons, a variety of holiday traditions, and many different images of light.


      Gaudete (1582) | Anon. arr. Scot Hanna-Weir

      Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (1967) | Elizabeth Poston (1905-1987)

      Loviliest of Trees (1995) | James Mullholand (b. 1935)

      Song of the Pines (2005) | Abbie Betinis (b. 1980)

      Esti dal (1938) | Zoltan Kodály (1882-1967)

      Little Innocent Lamb (1950) | Traditional Spiritual arr. Marshall Bartholomew (1185 -1978)

      Betelehemu (1994) | Traditional Nigerian Via Olatunji and Wendell Whallum (1931-1987)

      Magnificat (2007) | Christine Donkin (b. 1976)

      O Magnum Mysterium and Ave Maria (1545) | Adrain Willaert (1490-1562)

      from Quarte Motets Pour le Temps de Noël (1952) | Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

      O magnum mysterium

      Holie Christus natus est

      A Boy Was Born (1934) | Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

      Ramailo Nepali Tihar (2011) | Traditional Nepali arr. Virgil Sequeira

      Lux Aurumque (2001) | Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

      Just Delicate Needles (Wold Premiere) | Scott Grendel (b. 1977)

      Sure on the Shining Night (2005) | Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

      Silent Night | arr. Scot Hanna-Weir

      Cost: Payment required - General Admission $5 - $15

      Categories: Performing Arts

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