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