8 PM (lecture at 7 PM) - The French noël represents a tradition of popular Christmas celebration and rich source of melodies that became a preoccupation of French composers. The concert will feature Charpentier’s delightful Messe de Minuit (‘Midnight Mass’), written perhaps for Christmas 1694, based on ten of these popular carol melodies. The program will include Charpentier’s oratorio In Nativitatem Domini, H.414, and the O Antiphons.
Choir of St. Luke in the Fields with Baroque in the Fields
NOTE: Tickets will be mailed in September.