“An amazing musical and cultural opportunity…” – Winchendon Courier
“Festival puts Winchendon on the musical map” – Worcester Telegram
Sunday, December 17 – 7pm
Messe de minuit pour Noël (Midnight mass for Christmas)
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Andrew Arceci, Artistic Director
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
52 Spruce St.
Winchendon, MA 01475
WMF programs are free to the public, with support from several individuals, businesses, and foundations.
Founded in 1989 by Margaret Irwin-Brandon, Arcadia Players is a chamber orchestra using historically informed performance to explore repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras. In residence at the Arthur F. Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at UMass-Amherst, the ensemble performs throughout New England.
Multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Arceci has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Recording credits include APM Music/Juice Music, Cedille Records, Centaur Records, Music & Arts, NPR, PRI, Silent Witness––television series by BBC One (UK), BBC Radio 3 (UK), Novum (UK), Bôłt Records/Monotype Records (Poland), Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (Germany), and Deutschlandradio (Germany). He has taught at several institutions, including Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College (Director, Collegium Musicum), and Worcester State University. Additionally, he has given lectures, masterclasses, and/or workshops at Illinois Wesleyan University, the International Baroque Institute at Longy (Bard College), the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, the Narnia Arts Academy (Italy), Institutum Romanum Finlandiae (Italy), Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), and Burapha University (Thailand). Arceci was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies during the 2019-2020 academic year. In addition to serving as Arcadia Players’ Artistic Director, he is the Founding Director of the Winchendon Music Festival (Winchendon, MA).