Chrysostomos Christmas Concert 2011

Chrysostomos Christmas Concert 2011

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, 2011, Thomas Aquinas College’s student choral group Chrysostomos performed its annual Christmas concert. Enjoy the following audio files from the concert, an evening’s meditation on the mystery of the Incarnation:

 

01. Puer Natus in Bethlehem
Gregorian Chant

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02. Christmas Hymn (Judea)
Traditional American Carol

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03. In the Bleak Midwinter
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)

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04. That Virgin’s Child
Thomas Tallis (1505-1585)

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05. Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre (b. 1970)

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06. O Little One Sweet
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

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07. The Virgin’s Cradle Hymn
Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986)

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08. Ballad of the King and the Innocents
Melody by St. Jean de Brebeuf; Verses 1, 2, 5, 7 by Jesse Edgar Middleton; verses 3, 4, 6 by Mark Donnelly; arranged by Mark Donnelly (’89)

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09. Coventry Carol
Traditional English Carol

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10. The Birds
Richard Shephard (b. 1949)

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11. O Magnum Mysterium
Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

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12. Sussex Carol
Traditional English Carol

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Posted: December 19, 2011

Frater Simeon Goodwin, O. Praem.

“At Thomas Aquinas College, I learned that the world makes sense. It was so wonderful to discover that there is a real order in things and that I could understand it.”

– Frater Simeon Goodwin, O. Praem. (’10)

St. Michael's Abbey, Orange County, Calif.

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– Marc Cardinal Ouellet

Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops

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