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Lux: The Dawn from on High


LUX: The Dawn from on High

“LUX,” the Latin word for light, is a new piece, in standard four to eight vocal parts and consists of five movements.  Texts are drawn from liturgical Latin, ancient chant, scripture, and modern secular poetry; they’re combined to form a narrative about dawn, specifically the metaphorical aspects of the sunrise and light.

“LUX” will premiere in worship, Sunday, December 10 at 10:45 A.M. as part of our celebration of Advent with a 16 piece chamber orchestra which will accompany the choir and provide music for worship.  We will have guest soloists from Opera San José featured in LUX as well as “Messiah” and Bach’s Wedding Cantata, BWV 202.

Two visual inspirations for composer Dan Forrest’s latest composition came from a summer trip to Europe.  One was the Poulnabrone dolmen in western Ireland, a stone tomb that’s more than 5,000 years old.  Forrest describes it as “a place of profound beauty and history.”  The second was the French cathedral in Reims.  

“With its incredible use of light and stained glass, right when I was working on a piece about light— it was an utterly transcendent experience to behold it,” he says.  “And I’d like like to think that some of the feeling worked its way into my piece.”  

We would love yo have you join us for this event!  If you have any questions, please contact music director Kyle Jones.