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2022 Fall Concert: Magnificat & Gloria
2022 Fall Concert: Magnificat & Gloria

Sun, Nov 13


Riverstone Church

2022 Fall Concert: Magnificat & Gloria

THIS IS A FREE CONCERT FOR THE PUBLIC. However, donations will be accepted at the door, proceeds to benefit local charity: "My Very Own Bag of Love." Performed by the San Juan Chorale and Chamber Orchestra, "Magnificat" by John Rutter.

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Time & Location

Nov 13, 2022, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM MST

Riverstone Church, 808 N Monterey Ave, Farmington, NM 87401, USA

About the event

Magnificat by John Rutter for soprano soloist, choir, and orchestra was written in 1990. The text, based on the prayer ascribed by St. Luke to the Virgin Mary on learning that she was to give birth to Christ, is extended by the interpolation of Marian prayers and poems chosen by the composer.  Rutter drew influence from J. S. Bach's Magnificat, which also structures the text in movements of different character. Rutter's Magnificat was composed on commission by MidAmerica Productions, a concert organization in New York performing in Carnegie Hall. The piece has a distinct Latin flair, as Rutter was also inspired by "jubilant celebrations of Mary in Hispanic cultures."

Gloria by Randol Alan Bass was written for the New York Pops Orchestra in 1990 and has subsequently been extensively programmed by professional and non-professional musical ensembles in a variety of performance venues and concert situations. It is a rhythmic, yet lyrical, setting of the liturgical Latin text and has been used with much success on both sacred and secular programs.

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