Our 26th Season

The Lexington Chamber Chorale presents four featured concerts for our 26th season along with a collaborative program with the Lexington Philharmonic. We begin our 26th season with a exploration of Magnificent Magnificats and end with a celebration of our Embraceable Earth for Earth Day! Although we have presented over 90 concerts and performed over 500 pieces to date, we have much more beautiful music-making to come – join us!

Beyond the Program

Our conductor, Gary Anderson, goes beyond the program with this series of informative essays and featured videos.


The 26th Season Concert Series

Magnificent Magnificats
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Behold, the Magnificent Magnificat! The Magnificat text (Luke I: 46-55) has provided inspiration for many composers and over many centuries. Follows the evolution of musical settings of the Magnificat text, from early chant to Baroque composers J.S. Bach and Heinrich Schütz and 20th century composers Arvo Pärt and Jean Berger.

Christmas in the Great Hall
Sunday, November 27, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Feast your eyes and ears on ceremonial music of Medieval England, including vignettes of Madrigal Dinner dialogue, in the beautiful Gothic sanctuary of Second Presbyterian Church. Fresh arrangements of non-Medieval familiar carols, some with audience participation, will be part of the program.

A Cathedral Christmas with the Lexington Philharmonic
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Christ the King

LCC and the Lexington Philharmonic join forces for a “A Cathedral Christmas” at Lexington’s beautiful Cathedral of Christ the King. Works by R.V. Williams, John Rutter, Stephen Paulus, and others come to life under the baton of LexPhil’s Maestro Scott Terrell with choral forces from LCC and ECCO Chamber Choir. Tickets for this non-subscription concert are purchased through the LexPhil website: www.lexphil.org.

Historic Works Re-mastered
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Before copyright laws, composers “borrowed” music written by others, borrowed either in identical music settings or “improved” in new settings. Now with copyright laws in place, composers give credit to the originator of “improved” pieces but using contemporary musical language. Explore “Historic Works Re-Mastered” with works by Hildegard von Bingen/Frank Ferko; Henry Purcell/Jan Sandström; and others.

Embraceable Earth: Love for Our Planet
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Second Presbyterian Church

Celebrate Earth Day with a joyful noise for our planet! The Chorale closes this season with local poetry and music about our Earth including selections “The Earth is Tired,” “Earth Drum,” “Native American Ambiances,” and more. Joining us this evening will be area poets including George Ella Lyon, reading their works in honor, with concerns, and with love for our planet.