Baroque Christmas – December 9, 2012
Laudate Singers heralds the Christmas season with a grand afternoon of sumptuous French Baroque music. Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël is a Midnight Mass for Christmas with a delightful use of familiar French Christmas carols. His regal Te Deum (H.146) is stunningly brilliant; its beginning has been popularized as the theme song for the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
Also on the program is Jean-Joseph Mouret’s collection of fanfares, Premiere Suite des Symphonies – which includes the theme of Masterpiece Theatre!
The Singers will be joined by a 13-piece Baroque orchestra including violins, violone, harpsichord, trumpet, recorders, theorbo and timpani.
This festive concert is enhanced by the glow of dozens of candles and a reception including French sweets for audience and musicians during the intermission.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
St. Andrew’s United Church
1044 St. Georges, North Vancouver, BC
More information and tickets online at www.laudatesingers.com or call 604-729-6814