CHATHAM BAROQUE — Dec. 5 — Christmas music from Spain and the New World


Hispanic Heritage Series
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:30 PM
CHATHAM BAROQUE

Cantadas de Navidad
Pre-concert talk at 6:45 PM
Christ Church Cathedral,
1117 Texas Ave., 77002

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Don’t miss this marvelous ensemble’s anticipated return to the Houston Early Music stage with a joyous Christmas program featuring the music of Spain and the New World. Works by Juan Gutierrez de Padilla, Santiago de Murcia, Gaspar Sanz and Ignacio Jerusalem are highlighted by vocals, violins, plucked instruments and percussion.The trio will be joined by soprano Nell Snaidas, countertenor Jose Lemos and percussionist Danny Mallon.

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Cantatas de Navidad Program Notes

Concert: CHATHAM BAROQUE — Christmas music from Spain and the New World

Program Notes

Chatham Baroque has regularly performed Spanish and Latin American Baroque music for most of our twenty-five history. During that time, as we have perused through collections of music from Colonial Mexico, Guatemala, or Peru, we noticed that there was always a good deal of music for Christmasmuch more, in fact, than in Baroque Europe. While there are several monumental pieces from European countries during the Baroque, such as Schützs Weihnachtshistorie (Christmas Story) or J. S. Bachs Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), as well as assorted French nöels, Italian cantate pastorale, and English carols, these do not necessarily form a central part of the repertoire of the composers who wrote them.   Continue reading

Chatham Baroque Returns to Houston Bringing Christmas Cheer

Chatham Baroque Returns to Houston Bringing Christmas Cheer

Chatham Baroque will journey from its wintry home in Pittsburgh to the Houston Early Music series with “Cantadas de Navidad,” a joyous program of Spanish and Latin American Christmas music, which will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Christ Church Cathedral as part of the Hispanic Heritage Series.

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EL MUNDO — Villancicos y Cantadas de Navidad

HISPANIC HERITAGE SERIES

EL MUNDO, Richard Savino, Director
Villancicos y Cantadas de Navidad

Fri. Dec. 12, 2014, 8:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue, 77002

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Houston audience favorite El Mundo returns with a celebration of holiday music from Italy, Spain and her colonies in the New World. Join director, Baroque guitarist and lutenist Richard Savino and the ensemble for a festive multicultural extravaganza that includes newly discovered vocal and instrumental works from the archives of the Los Angeles Archdiocese. A preconcert talk with Richard Savino begins at 7:15 p.m.

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Houston Early Music Celebrates the Season with El Mundo

Program highlights include newly found work from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Houston Early Music audience favorite El Mundo returns to celebrate the holidays with a performance of “Villancicos y Cantatas de Navidad,” a program of 17th- and 18th-century seasonal music from Spain, Italy and Latin America on Dec. 12 at Christ Church Cathedral.  Continue reading

Press Release: Houston Early Music Celebrates the Season with El Mundo

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Houston Early Music Celebrates the Season with El Mundo

Program highlights include newly found work from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

HOUSTON – September 23, 2014 – Houston Early Music audience favorite El Mundo returns to celebrate the holidays with a performance of “Villancicos y Cantatas de Navidad,” a program of 17th- and 18th-century seasonal music from Spain, Italy and Latin America on Dec. 12 at Christ Church Cathedral.  Continue reading

Celebrate an Early American Christmas with THE ROSE ENSEMBLE, Sunday December 15

Houston Early Music’s annual celebration of the season. 

THE ROSE ENSEMBLE
And Glory Shone Around: An Early American Christmas

Carols, Country Dances, Hymns and Spiritual Songs

SUNDAY, DEC. 15, 2013, 5:00 PM
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Avenue Houston, Texas 77002

Pre-concert talk by ensemble members at 4:15pm

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Press Release: The Rose Ensemble Bringing a Joyful Noise to Bayou City

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The Rose Ensemble Bringing a Joyful Noise to Bayou City

Houston Early Music series presents “An Early American Christmas”

 

HOUSTON, TX – November 12, 2013 — The Rose Ensemble returns to the Houston Early Music series on Sunday, December 15 with its “And Glory Shone Around: An Early American Christmas” program of carols, country dances, hymns and spiritual songs. The concert begins at 5 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave., with a pre-concert talk with ensemble members beginning at 4:15 p.m.

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