New World Christmas – Navidad en Latinoamérica

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

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New World Christmas – Navidad en Latinoamérica




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