The Gonzaga University Choir will present its 121st annual Christmas Candlelight Concert at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, in St. Aloysius Church. Tickets are $12 at the door; $10 for general admission, $5 for students/seniors purchased beforehand.
Tickets are available for purchase before the event at TicketsWest outlets or at the TicketsWest Web site. Tickets also are available directly from the music department office by calling (509) 323-6733. The event is free for children ages 12 or younger.
Directed by Daniel Koh, the choir will perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Magnificat in G minor” (featuring student soloists), Morten Lauridsen’s “Mid-Winter Songs,” a collection of settings of imaginative, searing poetry by Robert Graves, and Gerald Finzi’s “In terra pax,” a magnificent, evocative piece for choir, vocal soloists and chamber orchestra. Max Mendez and Andrea Dawson will be featured soloists for Finzi’s piece.
Koh recently completed the academic requirements for his doctorate from the Yale School of Music, where he also earned Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts degrees in choral conducting. Koh, associate professor of music at Gonzaga, is the University’s director of choral activities and conducts the GU Chorale and Gregorian Schola in addition to the GU Choir.
For more information, contact Koh via e-mail or at (509) 323-6737. The Gonzaga music department can be reached at (509) 323-6733 or visit the department’s Web site.