directed by
Douglas Lawrence

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BOOK FOR SYDNEY: Saturday 24 November at 2.30pm

BOOK FOR MACEDON: Saturday 1 December at 3pm
BOOK FOR GEELONG: Sunday 2 December at 3pm
BOOK FOR BRIGHTON: Saturday 8 December at 3pm
BOOK FOR MIDDLE PARK: Sunday 9 December at 3pm

In European countries across the centuries, Christmas has been marked by vibrant and joyous music-making. Serious composers would compete with each other to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike. This program represents the “pick of the pops” from the late 1500s to the late 1700s.

PROGRAM
Andreas Hammerschmidt (1611-75)
Halleluia, freuet euch ihr Christen alle
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612) O Magnum Mysterium
Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) Singt und klingt

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) O Jesulein süss (BWV 493)
Bartholomäus Gesius (1562-1613)/Michael Praetorius
Ein Kind geborn zu Bethlehem
Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672): Das Wort ward Fleisch (SWV 385)

JS Bach
Pastorale in F major, first movement (BWV 590)
Motet Lobet den Herrn (BWV 230)

Johannes Eccard (1553-1611)
Resonent in laudibus; Von Himmel hoch
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) Hodie Christus natus est

INTERVAL

Martin Luther (1483-1546) Von Himmel hoch
Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654) In dulci jubilo

JS Bach/Johann Walter (1496-1570) In dulci jubilo
Basque Traditional, arranged David Willcocks The angel Gabriel
Anonymous 16th Century, Cologne Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

JS Bach
Pastorale in F major third movement (BWV 590)
Motet Singet dem Herren ein neues Lied (BWV 225)

Click your choice below to
BOOK FOR SYDNEY: Saturday 24 November at 2.30pm

BOOK FOR MACEDON: Saturday 1 December at 3pm
BOOK FOR GEELONG: Sunday 2 December at 3pm
BOOK FOR BRIGHTON: Saturday 8 December at 3pm
BOOK FOR MIDDLE PARK: Sunday 9 December at 3pm

 

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