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Festival of Lessons and Carols: J.S. BACH'S Magnificat (1733): 10 a.m. Dec. 17, First Congregational Church, 21 Church St., Winchester. For information: First Congregational Church will hold its annual Festival of Lessons and ...

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Monday, December 11, 2017 - 13:31

Devon Live

Here's five GREAT things to do in Devon this weekend
Devon Live
Exeter Chamber Choir and Orchestra will be performing at Exeter Cathedral on Saturday, December 16 at 7.30pm. The Christmas journey begins with extracts from J.S. Bach's “Wachet Auf” cantata, heralding the beginning of Advent, continuing with early ...

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Monday, December 11, 2017 - 07:02

Daily Telegraph

Richard Tognetti and the ACO give us a rare Christmas treat
Daily Telegraph
The choir was made up of talented soloists in their own right, bolstered by local mezzo sopranos Lotte Betts-Dean and Fiona Campbell, and ACO regulars were augmented with guest musicians from some of the world's top Baroque ensembles, including oboists ...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 01:43

Los Angeles Times

The week ahead in LA classical music, Dec. 10-17: Michael Tilson Thomas and more
Los Angeles Times
Sun., 4 p.m. $35 and up. (310) 434-3200. St. James Sunday Concerts Annual holiday concert features classical favorites, spirituals, folk songs and more. St. James Presbyterian Church, 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Sun., 4 p.m. Free; donations accepted ...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 09:01

Review: Collaboration benefits Lyra Baroque
The bar was set high enough that it would be daunting to sustain this momentum through two hours of music, yet that goal was mostly achieved. Lyra's playing was masterful throughout. The singing of tenor Nicholas Chalmers and baritone Aaron Larson was ...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:49

CALENDAR: Holiday concerts, Disney on Ice, Science After Dark and more this week - Dec. 10-16
CONCERTS. “Baroque at Wilton House”: Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia's intimate concert of early English Baroque chamber pieces, 7:30 p.m. at Wilton House Museum, 215 S. Wilton Road. $40. LECTURES. “Paradise in Peril”: Slide ...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 06:44


Manhattan School of Music 2017-18 Review – Cendrillon:
As Manhattanites anxiously awaited the arrival of this Holiday season's first snow, everyone seemed to buzz with excitement and wonder. This magical contagion was carried into the opening night of Manhattan School of Music's production of “Cendrillon ...

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 20:02

Rachel Podger's Grand New Baroque SACD
Stereophile Magazine
After conjecturing that they may have all been in Venice at the same time in 1716, they discuss the many ways in which baroque composers influenced each other, how the practice of alchemy affected their musical development, and how jealousy amongst ...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 08:10

Romania's Got Talent semifinalist delivers Christmas organ concert in Bucharest
Organist Eduard Antal, a semifinalist in the Romania's Got Talent TV show this year, will deliver a Christmas concert at the St. Joseph Cathedral in Bucharest, on December 17, starting 19:30. The program includes pieces by C. Balbastre, J. S. Bach, A ...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 08:40

11 December: Bach's caffeine-based love affair
How: Bach was addicted to coffee. He would consume up to 30 cups a day, and famously wrote the Coffee Cantata about a woman – aptly called 'Aria' - attempting to overcome her addiction to the beverage. Her father attempts to ban the drink to stop her ...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 05:22

The Boston Globe

A resounding 'Hallelujah' for Boston Baroque's 'Messiah'
The Boston Globe
In every classical music writer's life, there are three great inevitabilities: death, taxes, and writing up Handel's “Messiah” every December. But as “Messiah” goes, one could do a whole lot worse than the incandescent, engrossing rendition of the ...

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 15:23


Art Spotlight: Catch classical music, jazz and string quartets in Ogden
The Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee is a group of local artists and residents that focuses on all things art happening in the city. The group's members work as liaisons between artists and Ogden City to ensure art remains a vital part of the city ...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 07:37

The Press, York

Review: York Early Music Christmas Festival, Yorkshire Bach Choir, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York ...
The Press, York
... the 22-year-old Handel's Dixit Dominus between these mature works emphasised its composer's relative inexperience: its unforgiving choral demands appeared almost headstrong. The sopranos sustained their exposed high notes with admirable bravery ...

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Monday, December 11, 2017 - 08:11

Baroque 2000 performs on Sunday in Mariannhill News (press release)
Cape Town-based harpsichordist and organist Erik Dippenaar returns to perform once again with Baroque 2000 on Sunday December 17. Dippenaar is one of South Africa's most illustrious classical musicians. The concert is at the Church of the Monastery ...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 04:49

Wicked Local Mattapoisett

Tabor Academy presents the 2017 Festival of Lessons and Carols tonight
Wicked Local Mattapoisett
The Festival begins in darkness with the lighting of the candles, accompanied by Saint-Saëns' haunting “Prelude in the Style of J. S. Bach” followed by the choral introit, “In The Beginning.” From there, the choristers process to “Once in Royal David's ...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 12:50

10 December: Barber's bread-based request
... amusement at the prospect of his burial, even making a joke that he did not want to be laid to rest beside his uncle since the old man's hair was parted in the middle! Not only that, but Barber requested for a tree to be planted over his head so ...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 05:13