The Blue Ridge Singers, an acclaimed chamber choir celebrating its eleventh season, presents “Canticum Novum:  Sing a New Song” under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey M. Alban.  In this concert series, the choir will explore a new harmonic language through the music of Gerald Near. Prominent in this music is the juxtaposition of melodies of Latin Gregorian Chant and polyphonic choral settings of more common Christmas carols.  The choir is accompanied by the organ with a good deal of intense, but controlled dissonance.  Because of the nonmetric nature of Gregorian chant, the music is rhythmically challenging as well.  The choir will contrast this style with a variety of works featuring Renaissance polyphony, a nineteenth century chorale and fugue by Johannes Brahms, and contemporary settings of carols, old and new.  This will be an eclectic, enjoyable program, with something for all.

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  • Occurred Sunday, December 15th, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


First Baptist Church of Winchester

205 W. Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA

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