U.S. Premiere: John Rutter's "Carol of the Magi"
"Another premiere (in the U.S., anyway) was a new work by Rutter, 'The Carol of the Magi,' that was the loveliest thing performed Sunday afternoon. Rutter has a reputation for making the orchestra an equal player in his choral compositions, and it came out on this piece — especially in cellist Dale Newton's melodious melancholy." -- Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press, December 7, 2009
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