Crescendo presents: Holiday Concert: Resonet In Laudibus – Resounding Joyful Praises
The award-winning music organization Crescendo will present a holiday concert with Renaissance and Baroque music for chorus and brass on December 10 in Stockbridge, MA and on December 11 in Lakeville, CT. The Crescendo Chorus and soloists will collaborate with The Berkshire Brass in this festive program. An outdoor light show by Joe Wheaton will add a special multi-sensory experience to the Stockbridge performance.
This program features some of the most festive music for the holiday season in settings by Italian and German Renaissance and Baroque composers. From delicately soft and soothing, angelical melodies to powerful and dramatic echo choirs, this program is all about music on which some of today’s beloved Christmas carols are based. Some of the popular melodies that originated in medieval times, and are still popular today are: “In dulci jubilo” (Sweet rejoicing), “Resonet in laudibus” (Resounding joyful praises), and “Puer natus in Bethlehem” (A Child is born in Bethlehem). Some of the familiar chorales from the Christmas Oratorio by the great Johann Sebastian Bach, are an expression of joyful expectation, and the celebration of Christ’s incarnation – a love story between God and humanity.