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Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 8pm

St. Paul Church, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Puer Natus Est — Tudor Music for Christmas and Advent

Celebrate the holiday season with the sublime voices of Stile Antico! This self-directed group of singers has won praise and acclaim spanning the globe for their exquisite performances balancing precise tone with soaring beauty. They return to Boston with a program of immense grandeur and delicate grace featuring sparkling masterworks for the Christmas and Advent seasons by Tallis, Byrd, Taverner, Sheppard, and other Tudor composers.

Free pre-concert talk at 7pm

Stile Antico preview their Puer Natus Est program, also available on CD from Harmonia Mundi.

PROGRAM

Plainchant, Veni Emmanuel
Thomas Tallis: Videte miraculum
William Byrd: Tollite portas
Tallis: “Gloria” from Missa Puer natus est
Byrd: Ave Maria
Robert White: Magnificat
John Taverner: Audivi vocem de caelo
Tallis: “Sanctus” and “Benedictus” from the Missa Puer natus est
Byrd: Rorate caeli
Tallis: “Agnus Dei” from the Missa Puer natus est
Byrd: Ecce Virgo concipiet
Plainchant, Puer natus est
John Sheppard: Verbum Caro