In the European North, the forests are deep; the nights are dark and long. Perhaps this is why the early Christmas music of the German-speaking peoples is so intensely joyful, so profoundly rich. Our program explores the marvelous music of German Christmas festivity through chants and chorales, simple carols, grandiose polyphony, and instrumental fantasias of the 15th-17th centuries. This new program will feature the stellar Boston Camerata Wind Ensemble and an expanded consort of voices and early instruments.
Anne Azéma, Daniel Hershey, Camila Parias, Deborah Rentz-Moore, John Taylor Ward - voices
Nathaniel Cox - cornetto; theorbo
Carol Lewis - viola da gamba
Brian Kay, Steven Lundahl, Liza Malamut - sackbuts
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational
11 Garden Street, Cambridge