Back by popular demand! To celebrate the season, the Atlanta-based Skylark Vocal Ensemble - a group of "soloists who come together to form a dynamic and inspiring whole" – returns to rattle the walls of the Bechtler with their glorious voices. Join Skylark for its annual journey through select excerpts of the Christmas story from the King James Bible, enhanced and celebrated through timeless carols. As a connecting thread throughout our performance, Skylark will share all 7 of Hugo Distler's variations of the classic Christmas hymn Es ist ein Ros entsprungen ("Lo, how a Rose 'ere blooming"). The program will end with a festive offering of classic Christmas Carols by American composer Alfred Burt.
"…[They] can sway you softly into calm and then all but throw you across the room with sheer harmonic force…Try it with good headphones. You'll be a little different when Skylark is done with you…" – Porter Anderson, Music for Writers