New World Christmas – Navidad en Latinoamérica

    December 5, 2015 all-day
    December 6, 2015; december 20, 2015; december 25, 2015
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    The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
    1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

    Candle - Christmas

    New World Christmas – Navidad en Latinoamérica


    Director: FREDERICK RENZ


    The 1st of 5 annual seasonal performances at Cathedral of St John the Divine

    Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St., NYC

    Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 PM

    Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 PM


    Performances: Sunday, December 20th at 2:00 PM

    Friday, December 25th at 2:00 & 6:00 PM (2 performances Christmas Day)


    $35.00 w/3 events subscription,

    $40.00 reserved (Dec. 25, 2:00 PM matinee at $50.00)

    $20.00 student (w/valid ID, half hour prior to performance)

    Ticket Info: 1) Phone: (212) 280-0330, 2) On-line:

    3) At the door, ½-hour prior to performance.

    Group discounts available by telephone. All major credit cards accepted.

    Friday, December 25th at 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
    (Two performances on Christmas Day)

    Old World harmony is peppered with provocative Iberian rhythms composed in the New World and performed by EM/NY’s superb vocal ensemble accompanied by a pair of guitars and theorbos, dulcian (early bassoon) and recorder. Religious vocal creations for Spain’s and Mexico’s ornate cathedrals are interwoven with instrumental and vocal chanzonetas, villancicos, coloquios and ensaladas, with guitar tablatures of lively dances by Santiago de Murcia. These are a traditionally sold-out seasonal performances! Order early!



    Hanacpachap cussicuinin (Processional) Anonymous, Peru 1631

    O redemptor (Motet for Holy Week) Hernando Franco (1532-1585), Mexico

    Christus factus est (Motet for Holy Week) Hernando Franco

    Sancta Maria e in ilhuicac (Chanzoneta) Anonymous, New Spain, c.1580

    Dios itlazonantzine (Chanzoneta) Anonymous, New Spain, c.1580

    Marionas Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz, b.1650, Spain & Santiago de Murcia (ca.1682-ca.1740), Spain


    Coenantibus autem illis (Responsory for Corpus Christi) Juan de Lienas (fl.1620-50), Mexico

    Follias gaitades/ Diego Fernandez de Huete (fl.1699-1704), Spain

    Folias gallegas Santiago de Murcia

    Xicochi conetzintle (Chanzoneta) Gaspar Fernandes (ca.1565-1629), Guatemala & Mexico

    Un reloj ha visto Andrés (Chanzoneta) Gaspar Fernandes


    Tristis est anima mea (Responsory for Holy Week)Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (c.1590-1664), Mexico

    Canzion alemana/ Diego Fernandez de Huete

    Jacara Santiago de Murcia

    A la jácara jacarilla (Villancico for the Nativity), 1653 Juan Gutierrez de Padilla

    Convidando esta la noche (Villancico for Nativity) Juan García de Céspedes (1619-1678), Mexico


    Aufer a nobis (Motet for the Virgin Mary) Francisco López Capillas (ca.1605/8-1674), Mexico

    Gaitas/Villlanos/ Diego Fernandez de Huete

    El caballero Santiago Murcia

    !Ea, peregrinos! (Villancico for the Sacred Sacrament) Matías de Durango (1636-1698), Spain

    Niño de mil sales (Villancico for the Nativity) Matías de Durango

    (Durango compositions were imported to Guatamala & Columbia)

    Los coflades de la estleya (Villancico for the Nativity) Juan de Araujo (1646-1712), Peru & Bolivia

    Gallardas, Marizapalos Santiago de Murcia


    Christum Regem (Invitatory for Corpus Christi) Antonio de Salazar (ca.1650-1715, Mexico

    Señas ve claras (Villancico for the Virgin of Guadalupe) Antonio de Salazar