Orchestra of New Spain presents Baroque Christmas Concert
This unique Christmas program incorporates the Orchestra of New Spain’s vast research into the undiscovered music of Spain and the New World, yielding discoveries of the joyful Villancicos - Christmas Carols - that filled cathedrals and village churches throughout Hispanic America.
The audience will be introduced to Chilean composer Alfonso Letelier Llona, whose work in early 20th century choral music influenced the text and poetry that is most prevalent in Gregorian and modal singing. Christmas cantatas of Francisco Courcelle and the Villancicos of Padre Antonio Soler will pay homage to Baroque European repertory. The music of the season will be performed by Orchestra of New Spain’s soloists and chorus.
The December 8 performance will be at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, while the January 4 performance will be at St. Philip The Apostle Catholic Church.