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Zephyrus Concerts for the 2015-2016 Season

ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
Sweet Was the Song: A Marian Christmas


Friday, December 11, 2015
7:30 p.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
401 Alderman Road
Charlottesville, Virginia

Saturday, December 12, 2015
3:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
7599 Rockfish Gap Turnpike (Rt. 250 West)
Greenwood, Virginia

The two central characters of the Christmas story are without question the baby Jesus and his mother Mary. In this seasonal concert we present a program focused on Mary, the inspiration for a wealth of glorious choral music from the late Middle Ages to the late twentieth century. The program includes the exuberant Magnificat Quinti Toni by Hieronymus Praetorius, motets by Mouton and Verdelot, Byrd's famous Lullaby, and modern works by Gorecki, Tavener, Chilcott, and Busto.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors age 65 and older, and $5 for students and children. They are available in advance from New Dominion Bookshop at 404 East Main St, Charlottesville; from Greenberry's in the Barracks Road Shopping Center; and at the door.


ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
O Stella Maris: Music for Women's Voices


Sunday, March 13, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Holy Comforter Catholic Church
208 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, Virginia

This intimate concert features rarely-performed Medieval and contemporary music for women's trio and quartet. The figure of Mary serves as the focal point, as contemplative music of the middle ages is seamlessly matched with music of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The program includes anonymous works from the fourteenth century, as well as music by Hildegard von Bingen, Leonel Power, Maurice Duruflé, Gavin Bryars, Ivan Moody, and John Tavener.

Program
O gloriosissimi, lux vivens, Angeli Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
O Maria, Maris Stella/O Maria virgo davidica Codex las Huelgas (c. 1300)
Messe de Tournai: Kyrie (c. 14th century)
Tota pulchra es Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Missa Alma redemptoris mater: Gloria Leonel Power (1370-1445)
Altissima luce (2002) Gavin Bryars (b. 1943)
Messa pro percussione, op. 122: Credo Knut Nystedt (1915-2014)
Words of the Angel Ivan Moody (b. 1964)
Sanctus: Divinum mysterium Codex las Huelgas
Butterfly John Tavener (1944-2013)
Agnus Dei: Virtute numinis Anon.
O Maria, Stella Maris Anon.
Benedicamus Codex las Huelgas

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors age 65 and older, and $5 for students and children. They are available in advance from New Dominion Bookshop at 404 East Main St, Charlottesville; from Greenberry's in the Barracks Road Shopping Center; and at the door.


ZEPHYRUS PRESENTS
Zephyrus at 25: The Silver Anniversary Concert


Saturday, May 7, 2016
7:30 p.m.
St. Paul's Memorial Church
1700 University Avenue
Charlottesville, Virginia

Sunday, May 8, 2016
4:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
1000 Langhorne Road
Lynchburg, Virginia

To celebrate our first quarter-century, we present a concert of Zephyrus favorites from the past twenty-five years, by Gibbons, Tallis, Taverner, Josquin, and Victoria. A special reception for audience members with champagne and chocolate will follow.

Program
O clap your hands Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Ave maria a 4 Josquin des Prez (d. 1521)
Dum transisset sabbatum 1 John Taverner (1490-1545)
Ich weiß das mein Erlöser lebt Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
Salve Regina Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Psaume 150 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Agnus Dei (Missa in illo tempore) Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Gaude gloriosa Thomas Tallis (d. 1585)

Tickets for the Saturday concert are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors age 65 and older, and $5 for students and children. They are available in advance from New Dominion Bookshop at 404 East Main St, Charlottesville; from Greenberry's in the Barracks Road Shopping Center; and at the door.

Admission to the Sunday concert is free of charge.


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