Evening Concert

“A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico” and “Gaudete! Early Music for the Christmas Season”.


Sunday December 19: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 22-13)

Pre-empted for a Holiday Special: A Choral Christmas With Stile Antico from NPR

Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices. Stile Antico, the award winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul’s Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group’s luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH. Presented by NPR Music.


Fiesta! With Elbio Barilari (FST 21-39) Pre-empted for a Holiday Special

Gaudete! Early Music for the Christmas Season from WFMT
Sara Schneider, producer and host of Early Music Now, presents Gaudete! Early Music for the Christmas Season, with joyful and contemplative sounds of the season. In this 1-hour holiday special, we’ll hear Byzantine chant by Kassiani, and selections from Missa Puer natus est nobis by Thomas Tallis, plus hymns and motets from Spain, Germany, and France.

Kassiani: Doxastikon of Great Vespers of Christmas Day. Cappella Romana

Jean Mouton: Nesciens Mater. Cappella Pratensis

Blasius Ammon: Magi Videntes Stellam. Oltremontano

Anon.: Es sungen drei Engel. Emma Kirkby, soprano; Westminster Abbey Choir
Anon.: Green grow’th the holly Theatre of Voices Carols from the Old & New Worlds Harmonia Mundi

Anon.: A wassail, a wassail throughout all this town. Theatre of Voices

Francesco Manfredini: Sinfonia Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale. Elbipolis

Dieterich Buxtehude: In Dulci Jubilo, BuxWV 52. Theatre of Voices

Tomas Luis de Victoria: O magnum mysterium. Chanticleer

Anon.: Anni novi novitas. Capella de la Torre

Anon.: Ein Kindlein in der Wiegen. Cecile Kempenaers, soprano; Capella de la Torre
Thomas Tallis: Gloria from Missa Puer natus est nobis. The Cardinall’s Musick

Anon.: Te Deum from The Play of Daniel. The Dufay Co