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Dale Warland Singers present Cathedral Classics, 2004
This annual favorite showcases what the Singers do best—rich and complex melodies in one of the most superior acoustic spaces in the Twin Cities, the Basilica of Saint Mary.

Minneapolis, Minn — This year's concert will highlight Russian classics by Nikolai Golovanov, Alexander Gretchaninoff, and Pavel Chesnokov.

Also featured are two eulogistic pieces, "Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing" by Herbert Howells, commemorating the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, and "Hymn to the Creator of Light", a tribute to Herbert Howells by his successor, John Rutter. Concluding this sacred concert will be "O sacrum convivium" by Vytautus Miškinis and "O Magnum Mysterium" by Morten Lauridsen—both works by contemporary composers that depict holiness in a modern world.

"Cathedral Classics was, from the very first, a truly special concert experience. Its reflective music, selected both for its spiritual depth and richness of sound, will always remain a highlight in the memories of the Singers and audiences alike. The final presentation of Cathedral Classics will no doubt be more meaningful than ever," said Dale Warland.

Broadcast program:

Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus

Howells: "Take Him, Earth, For Cherishing"

Rutter: "Hymn to the Creator of Light"

Golovanov: "Otche Nash"

Gretchaninoff: "Of Thy Mystical Supper"

Chesnokov: "Salvation is Created"

Miškinis: "O sacrum convivium"

Lauridsen: "O Magnum Mysterium"

Whitacre: "Lux Aurumque"

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