Sébastien Daucé, conductor
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 8pm
St. Paul Church, Cambridge
Pastorale de Noël: Christmas Motets and Advent Antiphons
The holiday festivities continue with a sumptuous evening of music for the Christmas season by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Sébastien Daucé and Ensemble Correspondances have immersed themselves in Charpentier’s music, producing uniquely intimate and passionate interpretations that have won them acclaim the world over. Following a spectacularly well-received appearance at our June 2017 Festival, these outstanding singers and instrumentalists make their BEMF concert series début exploring Charpentier’s vividly rendered “pastorals” depicting the shepherds at the nativity, which the composer wrote for his longtime patron Marie de Lorraine, Duchesse de Guise, alongside a selection of expressive antiphons written for the Advent season.
Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm.
“Intelligently conceived, expertly performed.”