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Atlanta Master Chorale
2019 - 2020 Saturday Season Subscription Package

Emerson-Reserved Seating : Sat 12/14/19 8:00PM - Sat 5/2/20 8:00PM

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Atlanta Master Chorale<br>
2019 - 2020 Saturday Season Subscription Package

Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale
Saturday, December 14, 2019 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
<br><b>Christmas with Atlanta Master Chorale</b><br>

It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps of gold:
‘Peace on the earth, good will towards men, from heaven’s all-gracious King.
The world in solemn stillness lay, to hear the angels sing.

-Edmund Hamilton Sears, 1849

Join us once again as we journey to the hillside outside Bethlehem,

Listen as the angels break in upon our world and “heaven and nature sing.”

Ponder the coming of “joy to the world” and the promised hope of “peace on earth.”

Celebrate together the “dawn of redeeming grace.”

Sing together the songs of the Christmas season.

Atlanta Master Chorale
Questions and Queries
Saturday, March 7, 2020 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
<br>Atlanta Master Chorale<br>
<b>Questions and Queries</b><br>

“Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?”
We wish. We hope. We wonder. We want to know.

A big part of what makes us human is our ability to form such questions.

As young students, we think all questions have answers and that our teachers know those answers.. Later, we discover that some of the best questions don’t have answers but only lead to more, and perhaps even better, questions.

In music, we find reflections of our hopes and dreams, of love and loss. It should come as no surprise that our popular songs are often filled with questions:

“What’s going on?”
-Marvin Gaye
“Should I stay or should I go?”
-The Clash
“I’ll bet you think this song is about you, don’t you?”
-Carly Simon

Choral music asks its share of questions, too, often taking on life’s biggest questions: “Who are we?” Why are we here?” “Is there a God?”

Join us for our third concert of the season as we ponder questions and conundrums large and small.

You’re looking forward to it, right?

Atlanta Master Chorale:
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Saturday, May 2, 2020 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
<br>Atlanta Master Chorale:<br>
<b>Beethoven <em><i>Missa Solemnis </em></i></b><br>

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig Van Beethoven, who was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770. In celebration, Atlanta Master Chorale will present Beethoven’s masterpiece choral work—Missa Solemnis.

Music critic Paul Griffiths wrote that Missa Solemnis stands alongside the Ninth Symphony as Beethoven’s supreme achievement. He writes, “They are two colossal counterparts, celebrations of the godliness of humanity and the humanity of God.”

Composed at the end of Beethoven’s life, the score was completed, but the work was never performed in its entirety in his lifetime. Beethoven inscribed these words into the autographed copy of the score: “From the heart—may it return again to the heart.”

An orchestra and guest soloists will join Atlanta Master Chorale to perform this work that is poised between heights of promethean power and depths of hushed intimacy, between passages of dense contrapuntal complexity and of transparent beauty.

Please experience with us of one of the greatest works of choral art ever composed.