Newberry Consort: A Latin American Christmas Tickets
About Newberry Consort: A Latin American Christmas
In this festive Christmas program, The Newberry Consort presents the sacred and secular music of Peru, Spain, Guatemala, and the indigenous cultures of the Americas that would have been heard during Christmastime from the 15th through the 18th centuries. The framework of the program is a funny nativity play featuring a dialogue between shepherds who speak in a rustic dialect. The short play will be interspersed with spirited dances, sonorous motets, and festive villancicos, which are joyful folk music of praise and celebration. The program will feature traditional percussion and plucked instruments, as well as a consort of winds and a vocal ensemble, and will highlight indigenous and African elements in music composed by Spaniards in the New World. The dialogue of the play will be in Spanish with English supertitles. A pre-concert lecture will be held 1 hour before the performance.