O Magnum Mysterium
December 19 and 20, 2022
Meaningful aspects of the season will be explored and celebrated by structuring the concert around four different musical settings of one of the most famous Christmas texts, O Magnum Mysterium. Each section explores one of the 4 lines of text – the mystery of this gift, the animals present at the birth, that sacrifice and love of the mother, and finally, “Alleluia,” a song of praise and joy.
Spanning more than 10 centuries, the music expresses the meaning of Christmas from generations past and present, including with a new commission by our composer in residence James Eakin III and a newly commissioned text by famed poet Charles Anthony Silvestri.
Monday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.
Village Presbyterian Church (map)
Tuesday, December 20, 7:00 p.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (map)
Group Holiday Party Advance Tickets (5 or more, purchased at link below) | $15
Advanced Tickets (purchased at link below) | $20
Senior | $20
General Admission Onsite | $25
Students | Free with ID
Diverse line-up of Composers
This concert features many living composers, including two from Kansas City – take a look our our diverse line-up of composers and texts.
Join us for a Post-Concert Reception
To celebrate the Holiday season, we invite you to join us for a complimentary reception immediately following both performances of O Magnum Mysterium. On Monday, December 19th, patrons will enjoy lemonade and cookies in the Welcome Center at Village Presbyterian Church. On Tuesday, December 20th, patrons will enjoy wine and a sweet treat in the Fellowship Hall of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.