(US) ArtsJournal's Article: "How The Romans Celebrated The Holidays" (Dr Matthew Nicholls, 23 Dec 2013)
From a recent Arts Journal Newsletter article
"When opening your presents or enjoying a night out this Christmas spare a quick thought for the Romans. We owe much of our festive fun to them.
The Romans celebrated the winter festival of Sigillaria on 23rd of December, part of their Saturnalia¹ festivities. ...
Their Master’s Voice
Well-known to audiences throughout Chicago and internationally, Baroque Band’s harpsichordist David Schrader needs no introduction. His program includes C.P.E Bach’s String Symphonies and Telemann’s Suites and Ouvertures and concludes with J.S. Bach’s Triple Concerto.
(CA) The Record.com Article: Sarah Granskou and Trevor Ewert (bowmaker), residents at Joseph Schneider House Museum
Location: Joseph Schneider House Museum, Kitchener Ontario, CA
"He [Trevor] and Granskou are this year’s folk artists-in-residence at the Joseph Schneider Haus in Kitchener. ... ... Granskou and Ewert are woodworkers, musicians, performers and teachers...
Location: Massey Hall, Toronto Ontario, CA
A most popular and and anticipated concert, Tafelmusik once again invites its audience to join in on the "Messiah" choruses. ...
Location: Koerner Hall, Toronto Ontario, CA
"Make this your year to celebrate the holidays with Tafelmusik! Bring the family to Handel's Messiah, and join Tafelmusik for an uplifting and profoundly moving performance of this baroque masterpiece in the intimate and acoustically stunning Koerner Hall. ..."
(CA) Toronto Consorts Concert: "Navidad: Christmas Music from Latin America and Spain" (13-14-15 Dec 2013)
Location: Trinity-St. Paul Centre, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto ON, CA
"We like to say this is the liveliest Christmas concert in town! As featured on our recent CD Navidad on the Marquis label, we bring you a fiesta of early music from the Spanish-speaking nations on both sides of the Atlantic, with harp, guitars, percussion, winds, keyboards and voices. ..."
Location: Rochefort (17), Théâtre de la Coupe d’OR, FR
- Anonyme (c.1490) : « Rodrigo Martinez », (Villancico, Cancionero de Palacio, c.1490)
- Juan del Encina (1468-c.1529) : Air « Triste Espana sin ventura » (Villancico, Cancionero de Palacio, 1504)
- Diego Ortiz (1510-1570) : Recercada segunda (Trattado de Glosas, 1553), Violoncelle et basse continue
- Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde (1595-1638) : Canzona (1638), Flûte et basse continue
- Diego Ortiz (1510-1570) : Recercada ottava sobre la Folia (Trattado de Glosas, 1553), Violoncelle et basse continue ...
(CA) Spiritus Ensemble ~ Kenneth Hull, Conductor Concert: "Bach Vespers Series 2013-2014" (1-2 Dec. 2013)
Bach Vespers for Advent
1 Dec ~ St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Duke & Water Streets, Kitchener ON, CA
Join the Spiritus Ensemble for another concert in their "Back Vespers Series 2013-2014".
Bach, Cantata 61, 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'
Buxtehude, 'Befiehl dem Engel, dass er komm'
Schütz, 'O lieber Herre Gott, weeke uns auf'
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