Ivars Taurins director
Tafelmusik Chamber Choir
Online Premiere: December 16, 2021, 8pm EST
Peace, joy, merriment, and hope — Christmas wouldn’t be the same without Tafelmusik!
Curated by Ivars Taurins, this festive program spanning two centuries reunites members of the choir and orchestra for the first time in 2021 — a perfect way to launch the 40th anniversary season of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir.
A selection of sparkling choruses from Handel’s Messiah and richly harmonized baroque arrangements of Christmas carols complement the exuberance of Bach and the elegance of Charpentier. Choral works by Berlioz and Poulenc add depth and dimension, evoking a sense of wonder and tranquillity that is synonymous with the season. Pastoral sinfonias by Stradella and Pasquini balance this program recalling the many moods and emotions of Christmas.
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Johann Sebastian Bach Sanctus in D Major
J.S. Bach Christum wir sollen loben schon, from Cantata 21
J.S. Bach Kyrie, Gloria & Cum sancto, from Lutheran Mass in G Major
Alessandro Stradella Sinfonia from Cantata per il Santissimo Natale
Marc-Antoine Charpentier Messe de minuit: Agnus Dei
Hector Berlioz The farewell of the shepherds, from L’Enfance du Christ
Francis Poulenc Videntes stellam
Bernardo Pasquini Introduzzione & Pastorale (arranged)
George Frideric Handel Choruses from Messiah
Arrangements of traditional carols
Music Director of Tafelmusik (1981 to 2014), Jeanne Lamon was praised for her virtuosity as a violinist and her strong musical leadership.
A baroque music training program for advanced students and musicians.