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A Renaissance Christmas

December 6, 7, 8

Our Christmas concert of Renaissance motets for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany features Missa O magnum mysterium by Tomás Luis de Victoria, a work of haunting beauty and great emotional appeal. We accompany this melodic four-part Mass with a set of richly textured polychoral motets by Gabrieli, Praetorius, Lassus, and other master composers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Please join us for a sublime introduction to the Holiday season!

Magnificat – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Dixit Maria – Hans Leo Hassler (1564-1612)
Alma Redemptoris Mater – Peter Philips (1560-1628)
Ave Virgo sanctissima – Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme – Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

Hodie Christus natus est – Giovanni Gabrieli (1555-1612)
Queramus cum pastoribus – Jean Mouton (1459-1522)
In dulci jubilo – Michael Praetorius
Verbum caro factum est – Hans Leo Hassler
Joseph, lieber Joseph mein – Hieronymus Praetorius (1560-1629)

——— Intermission ———

Hodie Christus natus est – Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
O magnum mysterium (motet) – Tom‪á‬s Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Missa O Magnum mysterium – Tom‪á‬s Luis de Victoria

Videntes Stellam Magi – Orlando Di Lasso (1532-1594)
Tribus miraculis – Hans Leo Hassler

Fri, Dec 6, 8:00pm
1675 Winchester Blvd.
San Francisco
Sat, Dec 7, 8:00pm
500 De Haro St.
Palo Alto
Sun, Dec 8, 4:30pm
305 North California Ave (at Bryant)

Join us for a preview lecture a half hour before each concert.

Read the program notes by artistic director Sanford Dole.