Christmas Oratorio: Heinrich Schütz / Messe de Minuit: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Sunday 17 December 2006, 7.30pm
St Mary of the Angels
Guest conductor: Robert Oliver
Soloists Baroque Voices, period instrumental ensemble Academia Sanctae Mariae and The Tudor Consort join forces for this delightful programme of Baroque Christmas music, including Schütz’s powerfully dramatic Christmas Oratorio.
Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit for choir, solo voices and strings is famous because Charpentier uses for its themes the melodies of popular French carols. Schütz’s Oratorio blends trumpets, recorders and strings with choir and solo voices to tell the Christmas story in its famous episodes of the three Kings, the Angels appearing to the Shepherds, and the infant in the manger.
Messe de Minuit Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Historia von der Geburt Jesu Christi Heinrich Schütz
Academia Sanctae Mariae Baroque Orchestra
Leader Gregory Squire
Directed by Robert Oliver
This concert was part of the 2006 Subscription Series.