VPR’s annual live holiday concert features Vermont’s professional vocal ensemble, Counterpoint, directed by Nathaniel Lew, in a program of seasonal music from Mexican carols to Victoria’s O Magnum Mysterium to Vermont composer Erik Nielsen’s Our Wish This Year is Peace.
Counterpoint: Amy Frostman and Marybeth McCaffrey, sopranos; Melissa Chesnut-Tangerman and Linda Radtke, altos; Neil Cerutti and Nathaniel G. Lew, tenors; and Eric K. Brooks and Stephen Falbel, basses.
Three 16th-century Mexican chanzonetas
Erik Nielsen: Our Wish This Year is Peace
Virgil Thomson: O My Deir Hert
Tomas Luis de Victoria: O Magnum Mysterium
Peter Foley: There is No Rose
Thomas Tallis: Quod chorus vatum
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
Mary’s Boy Child
The Glory Manger
audience sing-along: Hark, the Herald Angels Sing