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Festival Music for the Eve of Christmas

Dec 24, 2017

Saint Augustine’s Orthodox Church at 55 West 3rd Avenue (at Acoma) will present the Traditional Mass at Midnight on Christmas Eve. The Ambrosian Choristers, the church’s resident choral ensemble, made up of some of Denver’s best young singers with orchestra will perform Mozart’s Missa Brevis in G, KV 140 (Pastoralmesse). Soloists will include Mackenzie Talley, soprano; Claire LeBorgne, alto; Joshua Zabatta, tenor; Todd Resseguie, bass. Jeff Talley will be conducting and Frank Slechta will be the organist.

The Mass will be preceded by a concert of Christmas Music featuring choir, soloists, organ and Alexandra Eddy as violin soloist, beginning at 11:30 pm on Sunday, December 24.

There will be a number of carols for the congregation, choir and orchestra as well as the traditional Gregorian chants of the Christmas Mass sung by the all male Schola Cantorum under Frank Slechta’s direction.

All are welcome. There is no charge and a free-will offering will be received. Parking is available at the lot on 4th and Acoma and at the Eastern Star lot at 2nd and Acoma.