Sunday Dec. 14, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
First United methodist Church
11th and Emery - Longmont
David Rutherford - Conductor
The Longmont Symphony invites David Rutherford to lead this year’s traditional and extremely popular Candlelight Concert.
Rutherford’s extensive knowledge and experience with chamber-orchestra-sized works gives us the opportunity to introduce you to some delightful gems that haven’t yet been performed at a Candlelight Concert.
Russian composer and teacher Anatol Liadov’s 8 Russian Folksongs includes a lovely Christmas Carol, the melody of which we are unfamiliar with. You’ll find, however, as is always the case with well-crafted settings of folk music, that there is something timeless, honest and perhaps even familiar in all eight of these short and endearing folk songs.
Haydn’s Symphony #30 – Alleluia Symphony is unique in his canon of symphonies in that it consists of only three movements. It was likely written for a church service, hence the reference to the Trinity in the number of movements. The opening movement is based on a Gregorian Chant, and the rest of the symphony contains well-known church melodies of the day, treated with typical Haydn grace and charm.
Baritone David Farwig, internationally renowned soloist and member of Conspirare, one of the finest vocal ensembles in North America, joins the LSO to sing the famous bass aria Grosser Herr from J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Herod’s Song (Misere de rois) from the Christmas oratorio L’enfance du Christ by Hector Berlioz, as well as traditional favorites Silent Night and O Holy Night that have been a part of the Candlelight Concert for years.
The concert is rounded out with more traditional selections for the season including Bach’s Gesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ beautiful setting of the melody we know as both Greensleeves and the Christmas carol What Child is This.
Join the LSO for this more intimate, traditional and much-anticipated holiday favorite Candlelight Concert.