Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna heard around the world in a single week

USC Distinguished Professor Morten Lauridsen’s beloved choral work, Lux Aeterna, spanned the globe this week. On Sunday, March 22, Lauridsen’s work was performed by members of the Fairfax Choral Society at Carnegie Hall. On Friday, March 27, the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir, led by Choral & Sacred Music professor Suzi Digby, will perform Lux Aeterna at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Scotland. On Sunday, March 29, USC Thornton alum David Holben (DMA ’11) will lead a Palm Sunday performance of the iconic piece at St. Peter’s by the Sea Presbyterian Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. Lauridsen, who was a 2007 National Medal of Arts recipient, has seen his work performed all over the world and occupies a “permanent place in the standard vocal repertoire of the 21st century.”

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