My friends and I are performing in some lovely concerts leading up to Christmas and we’ve also got an assortment of services on Christmas and Christmas Eve for those of you in the greater Boston area who might be looking for a particular service to suit your needs.
First, my friend Teri is singing with Capella Clausura in GLORIA!
Geoff and I will be ushering at the concerts on 12/19 and 12/20.
My friend Matthew Hall brings us word of Musical Offering and their concert on 12/18 at 6:00pm in Harvard Square.
Holiday Concert at Starbucks:
French Baroque Christmas
this Sunday, Dec. 18, 6pm | Starbucks
Join us for a special addition to this season’s concerts as we return to the new Starbucks in Harvard Square (the large, 2-story shop at the corner of JFK and Brattle), this time with French sacred music. Come enjoy seasonal works by Charpentier, Couperin, Delalande, Gilles, Clérambault, and Blavet, with some well-known carols and instrumental music mixed in.
No tickets required; $10 suggested donation.
Charpentier, Canticum in nativitatem Domini Nostri Jesu Christi
Couperin, Quatre Versets d’un Motet (1703)
Gilles, Salve Virgo florens
Delalande, Cantemus Domino
Charpentier, Regina coeli
Blavet, Duo in D major for flutes
Organ noëls by Couperin and Clérambault
with favorite French carols:
Il est né
Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle (Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella)
Venez divin Messie (O Come, Divine Messiah)
Les anges dans nos compagne (Angels We Have Heard On High)
In dulci jubilo
Une rose a fleuri (Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming)
ETA: And I almost forgot! How could I? Tonight (Saturday, December 17th) Geoff and I are going to an Advent Service of Lessons and Carols at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Central Square, Cambridge. The prelude starts at 6:15pm and the service starts at 6:30pm. My friend Stephanie Budwey is the music director there and the church and choir are just lovely.
838 Mass Ave, Cambridge 02139
Steps from the Central Square T stop on the red line. We hope to see you there.
This year I’m singing in three different services between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you’d like to come and hear me and my friends sing and play please feel free to come to any of the following services.
Christmas Vigil Mass 6:30pm St. Mary of the Assumption, Dedham, MA- Catholic
Christmas Midnight Mass 11:00pm Mission Church, Boston, MA- Catholic
Service of Lessons and Carols 9:30am The United Church of Christ in Medfield, Medfield, MA- UCC
If you have any questions about these concerts or services or if you’re a friend who wants to have a concert or service listed here just leave a comment below.