A classic from the moment the Los Angeles Master Chorale premiered it 25 years ago, Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium is performed around the world. A responsorial chant from the Matins of Christmas, the piece is a much favored fixture of holiday programs and is presented here alongside Victoria’s 16th-century setting. Also on the program: the West Coast premiere of The Faire Starre by the “completely original” Nico Muhly (New York Times).
Grant Gershon, conductor
62 voices, instrumental ensemble
Full Series, Classic Series
This program is made possible with generous support from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and Laney and Tom Techentin, Marjorie Lindbeck, Weta and Allen Mathies, and Deborah F. Rutter in honor of Terry Knowles and Marshall Rutter.