work details

Wondrous love, this dawn becomes

  • Instrumentation: for mixed chorus (keyboard opt.)
  • Completed: December 2020
  • Duration: 2 minutes
  • Texts: Original hymn text by the composer.
  • 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.

  • Performances:
    • Premiere virtual recording by Lucas DeJesus, baritone, and Ting Ting Wong, piano.
      December 24, 2020.