For with my singing I can make / A refuge for my spirit's sake / A house of shining words, to be / My fragile immortality. As the days grow darker and the nights chill, we turn to family and friends to light our souls. These words from Sara Teasdale, in a beautiful setting by Rich Campbell, represent our gift to you in this holiday season. Anchoring our program, Aaron Copeland's The Promise of Living, from his opera The Tender Land, is joined by Morton Lauridsen's Five Midwinter Songs and Charles Ives' A Christmas Carol. Interweaving classic choral settings with contemporary musical reflections, we invite you to breathe deeply this holiday season and find a moment of refuge with us.