Houston Early Music wishes to call your attention to the following program:
Mercury Baroque and Houston Chamber Choir present Messiah
Friday December 14, 2007 at 7:00 pm Wortham Center, Cullen TheaterGet into the spirit of the holidays when Mercury Baroque and the Houston Chamber Choir present Handel’s Messiah.This is a rare opportunity for Houston audiences to hear the entire version of the work, as well as the beloved “Hallelujah” chorus, on period instruments as it was played when it was first performed. Immediately after the concert, the audience is invited to a holiday party with food, drink, and a silent and live auction. The annual event is a wonderful place to meet Antoine Plante and the musicians and to bid on an amazing selection of items. The holiday fundraiser benefits Mercury Baroque’s programming and educational outreach efforts.Ana Treviño-Godfrey, Soprano Gerrod Pagenkopf, Counter- Tenor Karim Sulayman, Tenor Paul Rowe, Bass Antoine Plante, Conductor Tickets $32 to $59 (Holiday Party included in ticket price)Buy Tickets online at www.mercurybaroque.org and enter the promo code FOM when prompted to get a 15% discount, or call 713-533-0080.
7:30 p.m., Tue., Dec. 11, 2007 Christ Church Cathedral 1117 Texas AvenuePlease share this concert and reception announcement with friends who might enjoy our Christmas program. You may forward our Christmas Concert email announcement
AULOS ENSEMBLE, with JULIANE BAIRD, SOPRANO
7:30 pm, Tues., Dec.. 11, 2007 Christ Church Cathedral 1117 Texas Avenue
In Dulci Jubilo
Concerto in D major, RV 94 Antonio Vivaldi Allegro-Largo-Allegro Traditional Carols "In Dulci Jubilo" "Coventry Carol" "Shepherds Shake off your drousy Sleep" Continue reading
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7:30 p.m., Tue., Dec. 11, 2007 Christ Church Cathedral 1117 Texas Avenue
Join us for a special holiday reception in the Great Hall following the concert!
Christopher Krueger, flauto traverso Marc Schachman, baroque oboe Linda Quan, baroque violin Myron Lutzke, baroque cello Arthur Haas, harpsichord with Julianne Baird, soprano
Houston Early Music’s holiday offering, In Dulci Jubilo, features a return visit by New York’s Aulos Ensemble with soprano Julianne Baird at 7:30 pm, Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue. Ms. Baird and the ensemble (baroque violin, cello, harpsichord, baroque flute and oboe) will perform vocal and instrumental works from the 16th to 18th centuries. In addition to traditional carols, the program includes arias by J.S. Bach, French noëls and a concerto by Vivaldi.