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Venice Baroque Orchestra with Avi Avital, mandolinDavid Douglass & Ellen Hargis, co-directors
with Exsultemus

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8pm
First Church in Cambridge, Congregational

Rosa das Rosas: Cantigas de Santa Maria

The Newberry Consort has delighted audiences with provocative and ravishingly beautiful programs for nearly three decades. The ensemble, led by co-directors David Douglass and Ellen Hargis, returns to BEMF in a spellbinding multimedia performance of selections from the Cantigas de Santa Maria with singers from Boston’s own Exsultemus. The Cantigas, a gorgeous collection of Medieval Spanish songs in praise of the Virgin Mary that are replete with tales of saints, sinners, and miracles, come alive in a presentation incorporating projected images of the lavish illustrations from the original 13th-century manuscripts commissioned by King Alfonso X of Castile.

Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm


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“Infectious performances.” —American Record Guide


Cantiga 42: A Virgen mui groriosa
Cantiga 40: Deus te salve, groriosa (instrumental)
Cantiga 103: Quen a Virgen ben servira
Cantiga 307: Toller pod’ a Madre de Nostro Sennor (instrumental)
Cantiga 7: Santa Maria amar
Cantiga 300: Muito deveria
Cantiga 423: Como podemos a Deus gradeçer
Cantiga 424: Pois que dos Reys Nostro Sennor
Cantiga 425: Alegria, alegria
Cantiga 426: Subiu ao ceo o Fillo de Deus
Cantiga 427: Todo-los bees que nos Deus
Cantiga 10: Rosa das Rosas

Program subject to change

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