2024 Repertoire

This year's festival explores the drama of ritual. 


While "program music" is a concept often associated with the Romantic era, its hallmarks of narrative and aural-visual imagery were trailblazed in the 18th century by oratorios (biblical narratives set to semi-dramatized performances) and the nascent genre of symphony.


On Sunday, October 27, 10:30 A.M., the festival choir and orchestra will adorn the liturgy honoring the Feast of the Kingship of Jesus Christ with proto-dramatic sacred works by Haydn, Mondonville, and Handel.


Sunday, October 27: Christ the King 

10:30 a.m. - Missa in angustiis, "Lord Nelson Mass", Hob.22:11, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Dominus Regnavit (1st chorus), J.J. Mondonville (1711-1772)

Halleluia from The Messiah, George Frederic Händel (1685-1759)

Gregorian Proper of Mass