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Central Oregon Mastersingers Holiday Concert presented by Tower Theater

Sunday, December 16, 2018, 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Central Oregon Mastersingers
COM’s Annual Holiday Concert at The Tower Theater
Presented by The Tower Theater

The holiday concert will feature John Rutter's Magnificat and Central Oregon Mastersingers will be joined by a chamber orchestra and soprano soloist, Audrey Clark. The “Magnificat,” or “Song of Mary,” is one of the most familiar and well-loved of scriptural texts, a poetic outburst of praise of Mary as the coming birth of Jesus is celebrated.

Many traditional Christmas favorites and audience sing-alongs will also be featured, including the beloved carol, “Silent Night,” celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. This is a very special holiday concert not to be missed!

Dates/Times - Saturday, December 15 at 7:30 PM - and - Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 PM
Location - Tower Theater 835 NW Wall St. Bend
Tickets - Tickets are on sale at The Tower Theater, online and through the box office.
Tickets $17 / $22 / $32

Magnificat by John Rutter

The Magnificat or Song of Mary, “… a poetic outpouring of praise, joy and trust…. has always been one of the most familiar and well-loved of scriptural texts.” Rutter followed the tradition of setting it to music, and his version shares many of the same choral music constructs utilized by J. S. Bach. Both use chant melodies and devote more reflective verses to a soloist; soprano Audrey Clark will perform. Rutter was inspired by "jubilant celebrations of Mary in Hispanic cultures" and conceived the work as a "bright Latin-flavored fiesta."

The Central Oregon Mastersingers will also perform a rich selection of holiday choral works and arrangements by modern composers, including Christmas Joy!, a medley of holiday sing-alongs for choir and chamber orchestra by Pacific NW composer Reginald Unterseher; Sussex Carol, a brand new arrangement by Elaine Hagenberg; and Glow, from Disney's "Word of Color - Winter Dreams" show, by Eric Whitacre. The Mastersingers will honor the 200th anniversary of Silent Night with an audience sing-along and a new arrangement for choir and piano.

Don’t miss COM’s Magnificat, an incredible legacy of traditional Christmas and holiday works by some of the best choral composers of our modern day.

Artistic Director Christian Clark

Under the superb direction of choral conductor Christian Clark, the Mastersingers continue their legacy of fine choral performances. Christian is an accomplished musician dedicating his talent and time to continuing to support, develop and enhance fine arts in Bend.

In addition to directing the Mastersingers, Clark serves as Choir Director at Nativity Lutheran Church and is a founding member of Central Oregon’s premier vocal chamber ensemble, Bend Camerata. Christian is also a member of the Sunriver Music Festival Board of Trustees, and has served on the faculty at Central Oregon Community College.

Central Oregon Mastersingers

Now in their 14th season, Central Oregon Mastersingers (COM) comprises many of the area’s finest singers who share a common passion for the best in choral music. The repertoire of COM spans musical eras (12th to 21st centuries) and styles, from catchy arrangements of popular music to major masterworks for chorus and orchestra. Over 150 singers have participated in the choir since its inception, and the group has collaborated with numerous ensembles and performers including the Sunriver Music Festival, Cascade Chorale, Opera Bend, Central Oregon Symphony, Youth Choir of Central Oregon, Bells of Sunriver, Eugene Vocal Arts Ensemble, several of the area’s finest jazz musicians.

Artistic Director: Christian Clark (interviews)
541-390-3921; director@centraloregonmastersingers.org

Cost: Tickets $17 / $22 / $32 based on seat selection
Phone: (541) 390-3921
Tickets: https://www.towertheatre.org/tickets-and-events/central-oregon-mastersingers_3
Event url: centraloregonmastersingers.org

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