Stile Antico’s Christmas program is a delightful mixture of the formal and the informal, of sophisticated polyphony and folk-like dances. Alongside a glorious, richly-scored Christmas mass by the Flemish composer Clemens non Papa, Stile Antico performs traditional old-German carols and motets, many of them still familiar today. Amongst the highlights are Eccard’s infectiously joyful Ubers Gebirg Maria geht and Praetorius’ double-choir Magnificat, which includes the carols In dulci jublio and Josef liber, Josef mein. An irresistibly festive performance!
This concert is co-presented by Calvary Episcopal Church.