Venue Details

216 Star Starred
Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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barhare
Casual is fine
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barhare
Metro
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Rebecca
Easy walk from Union Station - also parking along street looked available.
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Rebecca
Some folks were wearing jeans.
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18 events
13 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 16 2009

A delightful concert, with good combination of instrumental and vocal. Beautiful voices and a perfect venue for the event.

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4 reviews
6 stars
attended Dec 17 2009

At least one night during the Christmas season should be spent immersed in something sublimely beautiful--and that is a perfect description of this concert.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Dec 16 2009

It is wonderful to hear instrumentalists and singers at the top of their game. Even if you don't know a single piece on the program, you will love it. The Magnificat was... continued

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Website

http://www.folger.edu/woSummary.cfm?woid=520

Description

_In Dulci Jubilo: A German Christmas _

With Cantate Chamber Singers and an ensemble of brass, wind, strings, and organ

The Consort celebrates the holidays in the Elizabethan Theatre with the festive music of Michael Praetorius, the most prolific German composer of the early 17th century. The son of a Lutheran minister, he more than anyone else was responsible for combining the wonderful north German Lutheran chorale tradition with the new Italian developments of the Baroque. In 1610, the last volume of his collection of over 1000 Lutheran chorale settings, Musae Zioniae, was published. The Consort performs some of the great Christmas favorites from this collection, including In Dulci Jubilo, Es ist ein Rose, and Puer Natus Est.

About the Ticket Supplier: Folger Theatre

Home to the world's largest Shakespeare collection, Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts.

The Folger's Elizabethan Theatre, modeled after the innyard theatres popular in Shakespeare's day, hosts more than 40,000 audience members each year. It presents a full calendar of performances and programs, from the Helen Hayes Award-winning Folger Theatre productions and Folger Poetry readings to early music concerts by the Folger Consort and family activitie.

The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is home to the world's largest and finest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.