Christmas Concerts and Services in the Greater Boston area

Hi folks,

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!

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GLORIA!

December 17 – 20, 2011

This weekend!

Cappella Clausura brings 5 performances of our cherished annual pageant to the Boston area:
Newton (x2), Jamaica Plain, Cambridge, and Weston – that’s 5 opportunities for you to join us

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Dear all –

For our fifth year, Creationdance and Cappella Clausura team up to bring you one of the most unique celebrations of the Christmas story ever, as told by women composers who lived in a time when women didn’t compose music;  women for whom Mary was the only icon, the only role model.

Join us as we sing the joyful praises of this young girl who, through a questionable pregnancy, became that role model and the primary intercessor for all.  We’ll sing you the whole story, from the birth of Mary, the birth of her son, and the visit of the Magi, all as danced by Creationdance and their giant puppets.

Hear, again, the glorious sound of Clausura’s soprano and altos singing Hildegard, Cozzolani, Cesis, Aleotti, Leonarda, Van Ness, and more delightful Florentine Laude – sing along with us for the final lauda, and then join in on a few favorite carols – new this year!

Hope to see you at one of our performances –

the very best of the season to you all!
Warmly,
Amy LeClair
  GLORIA PC

“We’re lucky to have a group like Cappella Clausura to demonstrate how beautiful this music can be.”

– BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER

“heavenly voices…liquid dexterity…pure gold!”

– CLASSICAL VOICE OF NEW ENGLAND

“…riveting…pure, rich..”

– THE BOSTON PHOENIX

“…the cadences of each phrase and each piece were nothing short of exquisite. There were many divine moments of perfect sonority…”

– BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER

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now available at
or by email from manager@clausura.org.
All seating is unassigned, first come first served however we do offer:
Preferred seating in front rows @ $25/$18 seniors/students
Regular seating: $20/$15 seniors/students
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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.

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Program:

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 Eve:
Christmas Vigil Mass 6:30pm St. Mary of the Assumption, Dedham, MA- Catholic

Christmas Midnight Mass 11:00pm Mission Church, Boston, MA- Catholic

Christmas Day:
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.

Merry Christmas,

~Kelly

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