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Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-544-7077
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4.9 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Jerald Chiles
152 events 31 reviews

This is an outstanding rendering of Praetorius and his contemporaries. The Cantate Chamber Singers were a beautifully balanced ensamble under the direction of Gisele Becker, who is one of the best of the best coral conductors in the Washington...continued

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Review from Margaret R
19 events 13 reviews

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

reviewed Dec 16 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from monroedavid
8 events 4 reviews

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.

reviewed Dec 17 2009 report as inappropriate
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_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.

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