GLORIA! has quickly become a beloved holiday tradition for adults and their families, especially in the communities of Newton, Weston and Brookline where it is performed. GLORIA! is a unique Christmas Pageant of music that tells the story of the nativity from the point of view of Mary. Composers are drawn from the medieval, renaissance, baroque and contemporary periods and include Hildegard von Bingen, Sulpitia Cesis, Rafaella Aleotti, Chiara Cozzolani, and Patricia Van Ness. The sophisticated and exuberant program is ornamented by modern dance and puppetry.