A Baroque Christmas by Candlelight

A Baroque Christmas Concert by Candlelight

 

Join the Elgar Chorale of Worcester in the beautiful surroundings of the Church of the Ascension, Malvern Link, for a seasonal feast of Baroque Christmas music lit by candlelight.

With music from Johann Walter (1496-1570) at the end of the renaissance, through Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672), to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), perhaps the greatest proponent of the genre, this concert has examples of Christmas music throughout the baroque period.

Music from other composers such as Leonhard Schroeter (c.1532-1601), Johannes Eccard (1553-1611), Giovanni Gabrieli (c. 1555–August 1612), Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654), Dietrich Buxtehude (c.1637-1707), Michael Praetorius (1671-1721) show the extent of musical talent in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries that was the precursor of the classical period towards the end of the 18th century.

As well as all this beautiful and inspiring music, there will be a glass of “Glühwein” the German version of mulled wine and a mince pie during the interval!

For followers of the Chorale (remember our “Glories of Renaissance Polyphony” concert here in 2016?) and for those new to us, this Christmas Concert will be a treat!  Tickets at £15 (£5 for students) to include the Glühwein and mince pie, are available on-line by clicking here or by calling 01684 594570

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