Gonville & Caius College Choir (dir. Geoffrey Webber) present Charpentier's rarely performed Messe de Minuit pour Noël with the Caius Consort (dir. Rachel Stroud) in ‘The Caius to a Baroque Christmas’ concert on Thursday 6 December at 8pm, organised by Cambridge Early Music.
Alongside the Charpentier which is based on beautiful French noëls, Caius College Choir promises pieces by other Baroque masters including Weckmann’s dramatic dialogue for the Annunciation with recorders and violins, Buxtehude’s extended Christmas concerto with its charming refrain telling of the newborn child, and a magnificent Christmas Day motet by Schütz. Between these vocal works we hear some remarkable organ music by Weckmann and an anonymous virtuoso violin sonata on the chorale Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern performed by Rachel Stroud.
Mulled wine and mince pies will be available.
Tickets are available from www.cambridgeearlymusic.org or on the door.