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Czech Girls Choir

Monday, November 24, 2014, 8:00 p.m.

Start your holiday season with Jitro, the Czech Girls Choir.

Doors open at 7:00 PM – THE PRE-CONCERT EVENT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE BUT THE CONCERT IS STILL HAPPENING AT THIS TIME.

Welcomed by Coldwell Banker Gundaker, Steinway Piano Gallery, &
Mrs. Priscilla R. McDonnell & Mrs. Anna M. Harris

Jitro, meaning “daybreak” in Czech, and based in Hradec Kralove, a town in the Czech Republic, is an organization of 500 girls in seven preparatory ensembles, of which only the best 25-50 qualify to tour. For 35 years they have been admired all over the world for their tone, intonation, and rich blend of sound and energetic vitality.

Jitro performs in over 100 concerts annually in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and are committed to inspiring audiences with music performed at the highest level. Jitro has become a new favorite of St. Louis audiences, making their third appearance at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis but their first holiday performance.

Program (Subject to Change):

Ad te levavi animam meam – Gregorian Chant

Ascendit Deus – Jacobus Gallus (1550-1591)

Favete linquis singuli – Jan Campanus Vodnansky (1572-1622)

Kyrie eleison – Henk Badings (1907-1989)

Missa Vinea Crucis – Ilja Hurnik (1920)
Agnus
Deo Gratias

Missa propria – Jan Jirasek (1955)
Kyrie eleison
Gloria. Miserere. Gloria.
Credo. Agnus Dei

Panis Angelicus – Cesar Franck (1822-1890)

INTERMISSION

Liturgical singing – Petr Eben (1929-2007)
Introitus
Psalmus 29 ad Introitus
Graduale
Evangelium
Offertorium
Communio
Psalmus 29 ad Offertorium

A Ceremony of Carols – Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Procession
Wolcum Yole!
There is no rose
Balulalou
As dew in Aprille
This little Babe
Deo Gratias
Recession

Czech Christmas Carols – Otmar Macha (1922-2006)

Joy to the World! – Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)