Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Venetian Christmas

I will probably manage to attend the next California Bach Society concert, through some careful time management - their concerts are the same weekend as the Carterfest. The program, called Venetian Christmas, is perfectly lovely and sounds as though it will be nicely balanced between grandeur and intimacy:

Claudio Monteverdi: Magnificat for four voices and continuo, from Selva Morale e Spirituale (1640), Magnificat for eight voices, violins, sackbuts, and continuo,from Selva Morale e Spirituale (1640)

Giovanni Bassano: Quem vidistis pastores?, Hodie Christus Natus Est a 10

Giovanni Croce: Quaeremus cum Pastoribus

Giovanni Gabrieli: Angelus ad pastores ait, Hodie Christus natus est, Quem vidistis pastores?,
O magnum Mysterium

Adrian Willaert: O beata Infantia/O felices Panni (motet in 2 parts), O Magnum Mysterium

Alessandro Grandi: Hodie, nobis de caelo pax vera descendit

Gregor Aichinger Noe, noe, psallite

Friday December 5, 2008, 8pm at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church,
500 De Haro Street (at Mariposa), San Francisco

Saturday, December 6, 2008, 8pm at All Saints Episcopal Church,
555 Waverley Street (at Hamilton), Palo Alto

Sunday, December 7, 2008, 4pm at St. Mark's Episcopal Church,
2300 Bancroft Way (at Ellsworth), Berkeley

Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance

Advance purchase: General $25 / Senior $18 / Student $10
At the door: General $30 / Senior $22 / Student $10
(415) 262-0272 / http://www.calbach.org


Anonymous said...

I like the way you list the repertoire. It looks like the dialogue among a bunch of guys talking to each other in Latin.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Haha, yes!