GSCC Member Event

Holiday Series Concerts
Hymn to the Creator of Light, by John Rutter

Hosting Ensemble: Cora Voce
Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: General: $18, Seniors: $15, Students $10
Event Dates:
Saturday, November 23, 2019Nov 23, 7:30pm at Mason United Methodist Church, Tacoma, WA
Sunday, November 24, 2019Nov 24, 3:30pm at First Presbyterian Church, Puyallup, WA

Description

John Rutter's beautiful double-choir motet, Hymn to the Creator of Light, was written for the dedication of the Herbert Howells memorial window in Gloucester Cathedral in 1992. Few music teachers in twentieth-century Britain were more influential than Howells, who greeted his first class at London's Royal College of Music in 1920 and his last over 50 years later. Rutter (b. 1945) carries Howells' torch in his dual roles as a prolific choral composer and conductor of the superb Cambridge Singers. As always, Rutter is sensitive to the text, but he does especially lovely work here with the word 'light'.

Holiday Series Concerts. image by Valentin Wallet
Holiday Series Concerts. image by Valentin Wallet
Cora Voce
Cora Voce