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Performance – The Sage Singers 21st Anniversary Winter Concert

December 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sage Singers December 2016 Concert Poster21st Anniversary Winter Concert

Mountain Nights
Songs without words for women’s voices
by Zoltán Kodály

Christmas Day – Choral Fantasy on Old Carols
by Gustav Holst

’Twas The Night Before Christmas
Arr. by Simeone and Darby
Silent Night – Gruber
Men’s ensemble, a cappella arr. by D. Ponce

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7 pm
St. Augustine’s Church
25 115th Street, Troy NY 12182

In celebration of Russell Sage College’s Hundredth Year Anniversary, Mountain Nights is an atmospheric setting for women’s voices.  We are performing the first of five movements.  The title Mountain Nights is represented by the wordless music, and expresses the composer’s deep love for mountains — in particular, the Tatra, Mátra and the Swiss Alps — among which he spent so many enjoyable holidays during his long life.  “Mountains,” he told his biographer Lázlo Eösze, “have their own songs.”

Gustav Holst’s Christmas Day – a Choral Fantasy on Old Carols was written in 1910, six years before the composition of his masterpiece The Planets, with its astrological and Theosophist symbolism. With Christmas Day, Holst wrote a choral work that was very much motivated by the Christian tradition.


December 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Augustine’s Church
25 115th Street
Troy, NY 12182
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