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University Christian Church hosts composer Michael John Trotta

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University Christian Church will present the world premiere of a new choral masterwork, Gloria, by Michael John Trotta at the 9 and 11 a.m. worship services Dec. 16.

The composer describes Gloria as a three-movement setting using a tapestry of sonorous harmonies that are triumphant, reflective and energetic to encompass both the history and the relevance of one of the oldest texts in the Christian tradition, the church said in a news release.

UCC is located at 2720 S. University Drive, .

Gramophone describes Trotta’s music as “tender harmonies and a palette of glowing vocal and instrumental colors … rapturous.”

Trotta will attend the premieres and speak between worship services at 10 a.m. on the subject “The Anatomy of Creativity: From Inspiration to Publication.”

All events are free and open to the public.

UCC’s Chancel Choir will be accompanied by professional brass quintet, timpani, percussion and organist Janet Pummill, conducted by The Rev. Dr. Todd Prickett, minister of music.

Gloria was made possible by consortium of nine choirs of mixed dominations across the United States, the church said.

Trotta’s award-winning commissions are frequently performed at Carnegie Hall, at national conventions and his recordings are broadcast worldwide.

University Christian Church is a Disciples of Christ congregation that has a history closely tied to that of its neighbor, Texas Christian University. It was chartered in 1917.

– FWBP Staff

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