ARTEK, New York City’s premiere early music ensemble, presents a holiday extravaganza that will be the seasonal highlight of 2017! ARTEK has been performing the music of 17th-century German composer Johann Rosenmueller since 2011, when the ensemble’s brilliant recording of his cantatas was released. ARTEK performed his Vespers for the first time in 2012 to enormous acclaim. Rosenmueller’s music combines the grand Venetian style of Monteverdi’s Vespers with the monumental German style of sacred music leading up to Bach’s B-minor Mass. 25 internationally & nationally renowned musicians including eight outstanding singers and international wind players from Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse. The concert will be performed in the marvelous acoustics of Old Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, a gem of a venue located in downtown Manhattan.