Heron > Concerts > History > Dec. 22, 2007

A Medieval English Christmas
and a Burgundian New Year

Saturday, December 22, 2007, 8:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

We inaugurate a new tradition with a holiday concert of music from England and Burgundy, including carols, motets, and songs to welcome the New Year by Du Fay, Binchois, and others. Heard Messiah? Seen The Nutcracker? Come celebrate a Heron Holiday!

Free pre-concert talk at 7:15 pm.
sponsored by the Cambridge Society for Early Music

PROGRAM
Anonymous: Veni Emanuel
Sarum chant: A solis ortus cardine
English carols: Angelus ad virginem, Hayl Mary ful of grace, Ther is no rose of swych vertu, Nowel syng we now al and sum
Du Fay: Conditor alme siderum, Christe redemptor omnium, Letabundus, Je donne a tous les amoureux, Je requier a tous amoureux
Anonymous, Cypriot MS: O rex virtutum / Quis possit dignexprimere, Hodie puer nascitur / Homo mortali
Bytteryng: Nesciens mater
Grenon: Nova vobis gaudia refero, La plus belle et doulce figure
Cordier: Ce jour de l’an qui mant doist estrenier
Binchois: La merchi, ma dame et Amours!

PERFORMERS
Glenn Billingsley
Allen Combs
Pamela Dellal
Paul Guttry
Lydia Heather Knutson
Jason McStoots
Martin Near
Steven Soph
Mark Sprinkle
Daniela Tošić
Darrick Yee

 

Dufay and Binchois

image: Wikimedia Commons