Special Concert:

A Downton Abbey Christmas

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30pm
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Matthew Mehaffey, conductor
Helen Jensen, organ
Oratorio Society Chamber Chorus

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A Downton Abbey Christmas

Photo used with permission of “celestialgiza

Inspired by the overwhelming popularity of last season’s Music of Downton Abbey concert and anticipating Season 5 of the PBS television drama, we return to the Gothic splendor of St. Mark’s Cathedral for a program of post-Edwardian English choral and orchestral music for Christmas. Lady Alice returns to provide the history of each piece and pair each selection with memorable events from the story line of the Downton Abbey series. Audience sing-alongs and holiday photos are planned—maybe even a visit from St. Nicholas!

[NOTE: This concert is not part of the regular 2014-2015 season, and so is not included in the season ticket package.]


John Lunn

C.H.H. Parry

Henry J. Gauntlett

Rutland Boughton

Gustav Holst

Sir Henry Walford Davies

George Frideric Handel

Frank Bridge

Sir Edward Elgar

Arnold Bax

Harold Darke

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Felix Mendelssohn


Downton Abbey Suite

Welcome, Yule!

Once in Royal David’s City (Hymn Tune: IRBY)

The Holly and the Ivy

Terly Terlow

What Sweeter Music

Hallelujah Chorus from “Messiah”

A Christmas Dance (Sir Roger de Coverley)

A Christmas Greeting

Now is the Time of Christymas

In the Bleak Midwinter

Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing (with audience)


Ticket prices are $40 for Preferred Seating (Note: Preferred Seating is SOLD OUT), $30 Center Nave Seating, and $20 Side Aisle Seating. A ticket for A Downton Abbey Christmas concert is NOT included in the season ticket package.

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