MUSIC & ARTS AT ST. LUKE IN THE FIELDS’
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8 PM (lecture at 7 pm)
Music of Marc-Antoine Charpentier
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 the In Nativitatem Domini, H.416, Charpentier’s most substantial dramatic oratorio for the Christmas season.
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields
with ensemble of period instruments