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Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna

Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna

with conductor Jerry Blackstone, the Wheaton College Choirs, organist Nicole Simental, Gaudete Brass, and honored guest, composer Morten Lauridsen

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Friday, February 21, 2020
Edman Chapel, 7:30 pm

Lux Aeterna is a work of art set apart from any other. It draws upon sacred choral chants paired with organ to invite the listener into spiritual conversation. This epic performance will feature Jerry Blackstone conducting the Wheaton College Choirs with organist Nicole Simental. To hear Lux Aeterna live with composer Morten Lauridsen present is to experience history in the making.

Morten Johannes Lauridsen is an American composer whose internationally beloved work, Lux Aeterna, was completed in 1997 for the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Lux Aeterna is in five movements and its texts are drawn from sacred Latin sources.

Grammy Award winner Jerry Blackstone is a leading conductor and educator. He received two Grammy Awards as chorusmaster for the critically acclaimed Naxos recording of William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience.

Join us for the pre-concert program Grace Notes at 6:30 pm.

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If you love choral music, if you appreciate compositions that lift you from the mundane, you should not miss Lux Aeterna. — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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