Listen for Music of the Baroque's annual presentation of their Brass and Choral Holiday Concert on WRTI's all-classical stream and HD-2 on Christmas Eve at 8 pm. Host Peter Van De Graaff guides you through music of the 16th and 17th centuries by composers such as Michael Praetorius, Thomas Ravenscroft, Elizabeth Poston, Stephen Paulus, Herbert Howells, J. Heinrich Schütz, Giovanni Gabrieli, Claudio Monteverdi and Peter Cornelius, among others.
The chorus and orchestra of "Music of the Baroque" are comprised of approximately 60 professional musicians. Chorus members have active operatic and recital careers and many perform regularly both in the United States and abroad. Many members are also members of other leading ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera orchestras.
William Jon Gray will conduct this Holiday Brass and Choral Concert and will also be the harpsichordist.
Michael Praetorius (c. 1571-1621): Nun komm der Heiden Heiland from Polylymnia caduceatrix et panegyrica 1619
Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1582-1635): Remember, O Thou Man
Elizabeth Póston (1905-1987): Jesus Christ the Apple Tree
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Ego dormio, SV 300 from Sacri affetti 1625
Stephen Paulus (1949-): Pilgrim's Hymn from The Three Hermits, 1997
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Virga Jesse floruit from Magnificat, BWV 243a, 1723
Herbert Howells (1892-1983): A Spotless Rose from Three Carol Anthems
Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672): Sei gergrusset, Maria, SWV 333 from Kleiner Geistichen Concerten 1639
Morten Lauridsen (1943-): O magnum mysterium
Anonymous (16th century): Coventry Carol
...and much more.