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Wondrous love, this dawn becomes

Hymns & Carols

Postcard Carol 2 - Wondrous love, this dawn becomes

work detail

instrumentation: for mixed chorus (keyboard opt.)

completion date: december 2020

duration: 2 minutes

texts: Original hymn text by the composer.

events

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A FEAST OF CAROLS

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 22 East Chestnut Hill Ave, Philadelphia, PA

2:00 pm

The Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia and artistic director Dominick DiOrio present their time-honored holiday tradition, A Feast of Carols. Featuring Timberdale Brass, organist Andy Kotylo, and pianist Ting Ting Wong. Two performances: 2pm and 5pm More information at mcchorus.org.

audio

Wondrous love, this dawn becomes

Lucas DeJesus, baritone and Ting Ting Wong, piano Premiered virtually on December 23, 2020.

performances

december 24, 2020

Premiere virtual recording by Lucas DeJesus, baritone, and Ting Ting Wong, piano.

december 10, 2022 (Live Premiere)

"A Feast of Carols" - Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, Dominick DiOrio, artistic director - St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

commission and dedication

Commissioned by Russell Harris for the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia 2020 Holiday Fundraiser and dedicated to Carmen Zinni.

text

Wondrous love, this dawn becomes
Original text by the composer.

All gather round, come one, come all,
We see the star, we hear the call.
Wondrous hope, this day foreshows.

All rosy cheeks, all fruited wine,
We drink to mirth, we dress the pine.
Wondrous gift, this night unfurls.

All sleeping now, at old year’s end,
We greet the night as new year’s friend.
Wondrous peace, this dream reveals.

All sound the harp, all strike the chime,
We sing with joy, our voices climb.
Wondrous love, this dawn becomes.

Copyright © 2020 by Dominick DiOrio. All rights reserved.

information

events

10

A FEAST OF CAROLS

Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 22 East Chestnut Hill Ave, Philadelphia, PA

2:00 pm

The Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia and artistic director Dominick DiOrio present their time-honored holiday tradition, A Feast of Carols. Featuring Timberdale Brass, organist Andy Kotylo, and pianist Ting Ting Wong. Two performances: 2pm and 5pm More information at mcchorus.org.


audio

Wondrous love, this dawn becomes

Lucas DeJesus, baritone and Ting Ting Wong, piano Premiered virtually on December 23, 2020.

performances

december 24, 2020

Premiere virtual recording by Lucas DeJesus, baritone, and Ting Ting Wong, piano.

december 10, 2022 (Live Premiere)

"A Feast of Carols" - Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia, Dominick DiOrio, artistic director - St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA


commission and dedication

Commissioned by Russell Harris for the Mendelssohn Chorus of Philadelphia 2020 Holiday Fundraiser and dedicated to Carmen Zinni.


text

Wondrous love, this dawn becomes
Original text by the composer.

All gather round, come one, come all,
We see the star, we hear the call.
Wondrous hope, this day foreshows.

All rosy cheeks, all fruited wine,
We drink to mirth, we dress the pine.
Wondrous gift, this night unfurls.

All sleeping now, at old year’s end,
We greet the night as new year’s friend.
Wondrous peace, this dream reveals.

All sound the harp, all strike the chime,
We sing with joy, our voices climb.
Wondrous love, this dawn becomes.

Copyright © 2020 by Dominick DiOrio. All rights reserved.


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