Renaissance Noël

Vox Renaissance Consort

Renaissance Noël

Vox Renaissance Consort Voices & Period Instruments

St Mark's Church, Philadelphia
Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Chestnut Hill
The Great Hall, Bryn Mawr College

This season marks the 36th consecutive year of our annual tradition of magical Renaissance Noël concerts by the Vox Renaissance Consort, celebrating the glorious Renaissance Christmas music of Old Europe,  with masterpieces for single and double chorus, solo voices, and period instruments—with three performances in three beautiful venues. A unique feature of these concerts is our Renaissance Consort performers exquisitely attired in lush period costumes. Come and experience a joyful and traditional old-world Noël. See program below.

Running time: 90 minutes – no intermission

Vox Renaissance Consort

Prelude:   TBD

Veni, veni Emmanuel (Ed Bara, solo)                                                 ancient chant, c.12th cent.

Alle psallite cum luya                                                         from the Montpellier Codex, c.1300

Dixit Maria                                                                                Hans Leo Hassler (1564–1612)

Joseph, Lieber Joseph mein                                           Johann Gottfried Walther (1496–1570)

A solis ortus, cardine                                                                 Gilles Binchois (c. 1400–1460)

Interlude I: TBD

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen                                                   Michael Praetorius (c.1571–1621)

En natus est                                                                                                  Michael Praetorius

De La Virgen                                                                         Antonio de Cabezón (1510–1566)

Three Spanish Carols                                                                                             Anonymous
E la don, don – Dadme albricias – Ríu, Ríu Chíu

Magnificat (from Short Evening Service)                                  William Byrd (c. 1540–1623)

Interlude II: TBD

Alma redemptoris Mater                                     Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina (c. 1525–1594)

Hodie Christus factus est                                                              Heinrich Shütz (1585–1672)

Ave Maria                                                                               Josquin des Prez (c.14501521)

Verbum caro factum est                                                                                 Hans Leo Hassler

Interlude III: TBD

O, ce veste minunată!                                                                              trad. Romanian Carol

Laudate Dominum                                                                 Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)