A Seasonal Celebration

This is a past concert.

Dec 16, 2016 / 8pm
Cary Hall, Lexington

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Dec 17, 2016 / 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge

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Ring in the holidays with Cantata Singers! Hear Hugo Distler’s sublime choral variations on “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen,” Arnold Schoenberg's uplifting "Friede auf Erden," two motets by Heinrich Schütz, and Claudio Monteverdi's captivating “Laetatus Sum” and “Gloria a 7,” both for soloists, chorus, two violins, bassoon, trombones, and continuo. There will be two performances of this special seasonal program, the first in Cary Hall in Lexington, and the second in St. Paul Church in Cambridge.

Scott Allen Jarrett, Director of Music at Marsh Chapel and Music Director of Back Bay Chorale, will give the pre-concert talks, free to all ticketholders, at 7pm.
Following the performances, all are welcome at a free post-concert receptions.

Program:
Lassus: Motets from Prophetiae Sibyllarum
Victoria: O magnum mysterium
Monteverdi: Laetatus sum; Gloria a 7
Schütz: "Nun danket alle Gott"; "Ach Herr, du Schöpfer aller Ding"
Biber: "The Annunciation," from Rosary Sonatas
Distler: "Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen" Variations from The Christmas Story
Schoenberg: Friede auf Erden, op. 13

Soloists:

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