Join the Oregon Chorale in welcoming their new Artistic Director, Jason Sabino for a very special Christmas concert! The Chorale explores sentiments of anticipation, celebration, nostalgia and hope with classic Christmas arrangements and classical works by Orlando di Lasso, Arvo Pärt, Ola Gjeilo and more. If that is not enough, we’ll have special high school choral guests from local high schools and some audience sing alongs!
The Chorale will explore themes of strife, hardship and oppression and how we respond to that with music. The centerpiece of our concert is Henryk Gorecki’s Miserere, a 35-minute a cappella work written in response to political oppression in Poland in the early 1980s. We will also feature moving works by Eliza Gilkyson, Dominick DiOrio, and more.
Two iconic masterworks for organ and choir, both inspired by chant. The Chorale celebrates the 20th anniversary of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna with the organ and choir version, premiered 20 years ago in Portland. In addition, the Chorale will perform Maurice Duruflé’s monumental Requiem, Op. 9 with vocal soloists, cello and organ. The Chorale will be joined by organist extraordinaire Dan Miller.