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December 2018

An Early Christmas

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
First English Lutheran Church, 3001 Whitis Avenue
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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Join Texas Early Music Project for its annual multilicious feast of Christmas music through the ages. With sweet medieval lullabies and joyous English and French carols, magnificent motets from Germany, dulcet Celtic cradle-songs and exuberant folk-tunes, and more, we celebrate this season of expectation and rebirth, along with different cultures encompassing more than 700 years of humanity's hope, love, and joy.  TEMP puts its distinctive stamp on the intangible essence and passion of Christmas with arrangements for solo voices, small chorus, harps, violin,…

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Puer Natus Est: A Medieval Christmas

December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Religious Society UU, 26 Pleasant Street
Newburyport, MA 01950 United States
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Back by popular demand! An intimate candlelit glimpse of Christmas spirituality from Medieval France, Italy, England, Provence.  Music of the church and songs of private devotion around the joyous theme of the Nativity are performed by women's voices, medieval harp, vielle, and winds. Included are songs to the Virgin Mary, hymns, processionals from Saint Martial of Limoges, and miracle ballads sung in Latin, Old French, Old Provencal, and Saxon, interlaced with Medieval English texts.

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Fabula di Orfeo: An Entertainment in Early Renaissance Poetry & Song

December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lindsay Chapel, First Church in Cambridge Congregational, 11 Garden St. (entrance on Mason St.), Cambridge MA 02138
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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$20 – $25

Music for Viols and Friends continues its season on Saturday, December 8, 2018 with a musical performance of Italian renaissance poet Angelo Poliziano’s 1480 lyrical drama Fabula di Orfeo.  The musicians, who will be performing music by Tromboncino, Cara, Dalza and others, are Burcu Gulec, mezzo-soprano; Michael Collver, countertenor and cornetto; George Lernis, percussion; Steven Lundahl, sackbut and recorders; James Williamson and Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; and Olav Chris Henriksen, lutes. Angelo Poliziano was an Italian humanist and poet…

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Mindy Rosenfeld and Ronn McFarlane (Flute and Lute) at Kirkland Village

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kirkland Village, 1 Kirkland Village Circle
Bethlehem, PA 18017 United States

Mindy and Ronn will be performing Renaissance, Baroque, and 18th century Celtic music. In addition to flute and lute, their concerts also include Renaissance harp, fifes and a small set of bagpipes called Hümmelchen (“little bumblebee”). Kirkland Village is a retirement community. The concert will take place in their auditorium.

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Puer Natus Est: A Medieval Christmas

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gordon Chapel at Old South Church, 645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Back by popular demand! An intimate candlelit glimpse of Christmas spirituality from Medieval France, Italy, England, and Provence. Music of the church and songs of private devotion around the joyous theme of the Nativity are performed by women's voices, medieval harp, vielle, and winds.  Included are songs to the Virgin Mary, hymns, processionals from Saint Martial of Limoges, and miracle ballads sung in Latin, Old French, Old Provencal, and Saxon, interlaced with Medieval English texts.

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Pomerium, “Creator of the Stars: Christmas Music From the Old World”

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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St. Joseph Chapel, 1501 S. Layton Blvd.
Milwaukee, 53215 United States
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Among the themes celebrated in the sacred art of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, none approaches in significance the threefold mysteries of the Christian faith: Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost. This concert presents a selection of Gregorian chant and monophonic devotional songs for the Christmas season alongside polyphonic works by Renaissance masters William Byrd, Josquin des Prez, and Giovanni Palestrina.

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Fabula di Orfeo: An Entertainment in Early Renaissance Poetry & Song

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Somerville Museum, One Westwood Road (at Central St.
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$15 – $20

Early Music Afternoons continues its season on Sunday, December 9, 2018, with a musical performance of Italian renaissance poet Angelo Poliziano’s 1480 lyrical drama Fabula di Orfeo.  The musicians, who will be performing music by Tromboncino, Cara, Dalza and others, are Burcu Gulec, mezzo-soprano; Michael Collver, countertenor and cornetto; George Lernis, percussion; Steven Lundahl, sackbut and recorders; James Williamson and Carol Lewis, viola da gamba; and Olav Chris Henriksen, lutes.  The concert will take place at 3:00 pm at the…

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An Early Christmas

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Dr
Austin, TX 78731 United States
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Join Texas Early Music Project for its annual multilicious feast of Christmas music through the ages. With sweet medieval lullabies and joyous English and French carols, magnificent motets from Germany, dulcet Celtic cradle-songs and exuberant folk-tunes, and more, we celebrate this season of expectation and rebirth, along with different cultures encompassing more than 700 years of humanity's hope, love, and joy.  TEMP puts its distinctive stamp on the intangible essence and passion of Christmas with arrangements for solo voices, small chorus, harps, violin,…

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That Holie Eve

December 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montaño NW
Albuquerque, NM, 87107 United States
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$10 – $20

Música Antigua de Albuquerque will perform “That Holie Eve,” a concert of rarely heard Christmas music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance.  The program will feature both vocal and instrumental works using period instruments, including violas da gamba, vielles, rebec, sackbut, recorders, shawm, gemshorn, hurdy gurdy, vihuela de mano, lute, portative organ and medieval harp.

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The Cherry and the Thorn: A Winter Solstice Concert

December 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave.
Watertown, 02472 United States
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$20

Seven Times Salt presents this beloved annual tradition–-our sixteenth!–-featuring seasonal music of 16th-17th-century England, Europe and the New World. This year's program includes French carols, Catalan and Sephardic songs, shapenote tunes, a Cornish wassail, and more. Jollity guaranteed, audience participation encouraged, and a festive holiday reception to follow. Karen Burciaga, violin, guitar, harp, voice Dan Meyers, recorders, flute, bagpipes, percussion, voice Josh Schreiber Shalem, bass viol, voice Matthew Wright, lute, bandora, voice with special guests Camila Parias, soprano; Michael Barrett, tenor, lute…

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