Christmas works around theme of 'light'
Date: June 11, 2010
I have started the planning process of selecting music for the 2010 Christmas season concerts for my 75 voice professional choral ensemble. The theme that keeps coming to mind is 'light', pretty broad yes, but it is what I have this far. Here is what I need from you kind folks:
1) Can you suggest a major work with organ, orchestra or both that is NOT performed very often? It can be from any time period and of any length, but keep in mind I wish to program other selections with it and my concert should come in at 2 hours or under! I do adore Handel's Messiah, but have decided to put it away for a few years as I am sure there will be many performances of the work this season.
2) If you can't think of a major work, can you offer any other shorter pieces that can fit around the theme of light. Once again, any voice, instrumental combination is fine!
Once again, thanks for your help and I look forward to hearing from you!