For this our 6th annual Early Music Christmas, we take a slightly different tack, extending our exploration of the story back nine months to the moment when Mary receives the strange angelic tidings, and forward to the day known as Candlemas, when the infant Jesus is brought into the temple and is immediately recognized by the aged Simeon. A special focus of the concert is on ‘ways of knowing.’ How do we learn of great things? How do we take them into our minds and hearts? Our choice repertoire includes motets, mass movements, and a Magnificat by Italians and others working in Italy, including Monteverdi and Palestrina.
Charles Rus, organ
Stephen Escher, cornetto
Saturday, December 16, 8PM
BachGrounder pre-concert talk, 7:25PM
Sunday, December 17, 3PM
BachGrounder pre-concert talk, 2:25PM