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Christmas in Medieval England

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

 |  $10 – $87

Details

Date:
December 15
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
$10 – $87
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.blueheron.org/concerts/season25/english-xmas/

Venue

First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Organizer

Blue Heron
About

Don’t miss this concert program the Boston Globe calls “stellar” and the Boston Classical Review has dubbed “a hauntingly beautiful and uplifting occasion fit for the holidays.”

Our program offers a selection of music for the Christmas season—plainchant, carols, and polyphonic antiphons and settings of the Mass—that might have been heard in England in the 1440s, when the most modern of the works on the program were composed. The carols, drawn from several manuscripts, are written in a robust popular style with graceful melody and simple harmonies, while the polyphony dazzles with complex cross-rhythms, dashing melodies, and clangorous harmonies, all in celebration of one of the most glorious seasons of the Christian year.

 

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