Sunrise Mass is a magical recording that includes compelling music by Ola Gjeilo along with several complementary selections by Duruflé, Mendelssohn, and Močnik. The title was chosen to hopefully represent the journey of each listener to hear new worlds of colors in each of the selections.
At the heart of this recording is Ola Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass, a spiritual, extended work in four movements that will bring you on a metaphysical journey from the heavens to earth.
This recording is expertly sung by the Westminster Williamson Voices and conducted by James Jordan. It is simply exquisite.
"This has been our experience living with this music and, for me, allowing this choir
to resonate these sounds in the most honest way we could. Gjeilo’s music allows us to
connect to a vast wordless world that speaks directly to each of us in deeply personal
and meaningful ways. His music was a gift to us, and hopefully will be a gift to you. All
of the music on this recording connected itself to us and tethered each piece, one to the
other, inside us. And for that reason, and all the reasons above, we are excited to share
the magic we felt through sounding all of these incredible scores.
~ James Jordan