Early Music Concerts 2012-2013: (US) Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) Christmas Concert (21 Dec 2012)
Location: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA, USA
“The Women’s Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) and the men of the Schola Cantorum of St. Albert Priory will present their annual Christmas concert following the customary format of a Festival of Lessons and Carols sung at King’s College, Cambridge, England since 1918. The performance includes works by Viadana, Cozzolani, Pitoni, Berlioz, Duruflé, and Lauridsen, music from 13th & 14th century England, and traditional Christmas carols with audience participation. Please join us for an evening of ancient and traditional holiday music.“
The Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) was founded in 1999 as an outgrowth of an education class sponsored by the San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS). Now an affiliate of SFEMS, this ensemble consists of women who are dedicated to promoting and performing music of the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. From its inception WAVE's mission has been to perform in as authentic and skilled a manner as possible, while always striving to communicate the heart and soul of this incredibly rich musical heritage. WAVE has performed concerts in the greater San Francisco Bay area as well as many public service concerts and outreach programs for those in need such as hospital, senior citizens, AIDS research, the inmates at Santa Rita Jail, and concerts to benefit the restoration of California missions. Members of WAVE give of their talent to support individuals and communitiesas well as engender an appreciation of early music through their performances.