Festival Choir


Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 11:30 p.m.
Choral Prelude with Christmas Carols
Hymn: In the bleak midwinter (Holst)
Convidando está la noche (Zéspedes)
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Hymn: I know a rose-tree springing (Praetorius)
Tu scendi dalle stelle (St. Alfonso de Liguori)
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Hymn: O little town of Bethlehem (Forest Green)
See amid the winter's snow (Goss)
(view/download music)
Hymn: Silent Night

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 12:00 a.m.
Solemn Mass of Midnight
Mass in G major, K. 140 "Pastoral" (W. A. Mozart) *Schola Cantorum only*
O magnum mysterium (Victoria) (view/download music)
Alma Redemptoris Mater (Palestrina) (view/download music)

Rehearsal for the Prelude and the Midnight Mass will be at 10:30pm on Christmas Eve.


Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 15, 2019
4:00 p.m.

Festival Choir (open to all adults)
Carol Choir (open to all children/youth)
Coro Hispano de Santa María
Schola Cantorum of St. Mary's


Prelude: "Matin Responsory": I look from afar (after Palestrina)
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Hymn: Come, thou Redeemer of the Earth *choir sings first verse alone*
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First Carol: Adam lay ybounden (Ord)
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Second Carol: Dadme albricias (Cancionero de Upsala) *Coro Hispano only*

Hymn: Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding
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Third Carol: Zion hears the watchmen's voices (Bach) *children's Carol Choir only*
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Fourth Carol: Villancico al Nacimiento (Cascante) *Mr. Gomez & Mr. Caballero*

Fifth Carol: Carol of the Advent: People look East (Besançon melody)
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Hymn: Savior of the nations, come

Sixth Carol: Verbum caro factum est (Cancionero de Upsala) *Coro Hispano/all on refrain*
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Final "O" Antiphon: O Emmanuel
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Seventh Carol: As I lay upon a night (15th-century English carol, arr. R. R. Terry) *Schola Cantorum/small group only*

Hymn: O come, o come, Emmanuel *choir sings first two verses alone*

Chants for Benediction (O salutaris hostia, Tantum ergo, Adoremus in eternum)

Hymn: Lo, he comes with clouds descending
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Bis orat qui bene cantat
—Sancte Augustine

Who sings well prays twice
—St. Augustine

El que canta bien, ora dos veces
—San Agustin