Lux / Choir Of St. Andrew & St. Paul
Label: ATMA Classique
Catalog: ACD2 2771
Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul; Manias, Stephanie; Vallée, Jean-Sébastien; Watson, Nathaniel; Oldengarm, Jonathan
The Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul presents its album Lux, a collection of sacred songs associated with the Nativity. The selections include some well-known carols such as O Come, All Ye Faithful and Once in Royal David’s City in arrangements by David Wilcocks, as well as pieces by such British composers as Herbert Howells (A Spotless Rose) and Will Todd (My Lord Has Come), and by such American composers as Morten Lauridsen (O Magnum Mysterium) and Eric Withacre (Lux aurumque). The renowned Choir of the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul is a 45-voice ensemble that includes professional singers and auditioned members from the church and Montreal communities. In addition to providing music for the church’s regular worship services, it presents concerts and choral services throughout the year, including the annual CBC Christmas Sing-In, a benefit concert for Maison du Parc in collaboration with the Montreal Symphony Players’ Association, and the presentation of a major choral work on Good Friday.