Date: November 25, 2023
Time: 8:15 pm
Location: Gertrudis Cathedral, Willemsplantsoen 2, Utrecht.

The Magnificat, the hymn to the pregnant Mary, is the core of the program that the Utrecht Vocaal Ensemble, led by Johannes Gierl, performs on the eve of the Advent season, with music from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. In addition to the Magnificat by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, the silent O antiphons by Arvo Pärt are heard. Cecilia McDowall has used the Gregorian melody of the Alma Redemptoris Mater for a six-part version (2010), with almost swinging rhythms