Concert de Noël

Concert de Noël

Sure on this Shining Night

Fine music in the dark days before Christmas. We perform music from different periods that warms the heart, makes one think and gives hope; the serious ‘Earth song’ describes how music and song can bring light when the scorched earth cries out in vain and war and power blind us. James Agee’s text In ‘Sure on this Shining Night’ was set to music by Morten Lauridsen and we reproduce it here in full because it so captures the imagination and is the theme of our concert:

Sure on this shining night
Of starmade shadows round,
Kindness must watch for me
This side the ground.

The late Year lies down the north.
All is healed, all is health.
High summer holds the earth.
Hearts all whole.

Sure on this shining night
I weep for wonder
Wand’ring far alone
Of shadows on the stars.


(subject to change)

When the fair moon William Horsley
Earth Song Frank Ticheli
Northern Lights Ola Gjeilo
Cada Noite Maximino Zumalave
The long day closes Arthur Sullivan
Sure on this shining night Morten Lauridsen

O holy night Adolphe Adam (choir with soprano & piano)
Ave Maria Franz Schubert (idem)

Debussy, Hahn & Fauré – songs for soprano & piano.

Date and time

Sunday 17 December, 2023
4 p.m.

Duration: ca. 1 hour


Standard: 10 euro
Students: 5 euro


  • Arnold Schönberg Kamerkoor (ASKK) O.l.v. Rodrigo Lluch Sicard
  • Viola Chong – soprano
  • Orestis Sioropoulis – pianist

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