A French Baroque Christmas: Music of Marc-Antoine Charpent at St Luke in the Fields

A French Baroque Christmas: Music of Marc-Antoine Charpent

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Church of St. Luke in the Fields,
487 Hudson St, New York

The French noël represents a tradition of popular Christmas celebration and rich source of melodies that became a preoccupation of French composers.  The concert will feature Charpentier’s delightful Messe de Minuit (‘Midnight Mass’), written perhaps for Christmas 1694, based on ten of these popular carol melodies. The program will include Charpentier’s oratorio In Nativitatem Domini, H.414, and the O Antiphons.

Tickets: $35 general admission; $25 students/seniors

Pre-Concert Lecture at 7:00 pm.

Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
with Baroque in the Fields, an orchestra of period instruments