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A Spanish Christmas



Festive Music from Spain's Golden Age

A Spanish Christmas

December 12-21, 2008


In December the scene shifts westward to  Spain  for a program of  Christmas music  from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Our good friends of the  Concord Ensemble  return to sing, and our instrumental forces will include harp, organ, lute, vihuela, violin, cornetto and dulcian. There will be motets from the great Cathedrals by the masters of Spanish Renaissance choral music, including Morales, Victoria, and Guerrero, as well as popular villançicos(carols), both Renaissance and Baroque, with their lively and quintessentially Spanish rhythms. The instruments, or ‘ministriles’, will contribute ‘differencias,’ or virtuoso improvisations on bass lines and  popular songs and dances. 


Folger Consort

Robert Eisenstein--violin, viol


Guest Artists

Pablo Cora--tenor, hautecontre

Daniel Carberg--tenor

Rachelle Fox--soprano

Kristen Toedtman--mezzo-soprano

Mischa Bouvier--baritone

Marilyn Boenu--dulcian, recorder

Alexander Bonus--cornetto

Charles Weaver--lute, theorbo, guitar

Webb Wiggins--organ

Marcia Young--harp


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