The Song Company presents An Orthodox Christmas
Glories stream from heaven afar. The Song Company presents An Orthodox Christmas – a sumptuous program of carols with Georgian, Greek, and other connections. The traditional Christmas story is not just about one transfigured night in Bethlehem, but stretches from the Annunciation some nine months earlier, to the visit of the wise men and Herod’s subsequent attempt to wipe out the rival boy-King – by then possibly a year or two old.
Arvo Pärt and John Tavener’s music is well-known for its iconic beauty; that of Ivan Moody and Artistic Director Antony Pitts also draws on the resonant solemnity of the Orthodox liturgy, while the more earthly and rousing carols bring the celebrations home.