Chanticleer Christmas at the Carmel Mission

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Chanticleer returns to the Carmel Mission for two performances on Friday, December 21, with performances at 6:00 and 8:30 pm. Having started on August 4 in San Francisco, Chanticleer’s 2018–19 season includes 52 performances throughout the United States, Europe, and Russia. In the United States, the ensemble will visit 23 states with 27 of their scheduled concerts focused around the San Francisco Bay Area. Two European tours throughout January and February of 2019 will take them throughout Europe and into Russia. Read full story

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Madregalia Christmas Concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Monterey

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On Saturday, December 22, at 8pm Madregalia will present a Christmas concert reaturing polyphonic choral Christmas music, including “This is the Record of John” by Orlando Gibbons, along with two double choir pieces, Hodie Christus natus est by Giovanni Gabrieli and Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland by Michael Praetorius, as well as two Latin American pieces from the 1600’s, among others. The Pastyme consort consists of such antique instruments as violas da gamba and violins, recorders and harpsichord, and special guests playing Renaissance drums, dulcian (an early bassoon), and well-known local traditional Jalisco harpist, William Faulkner.

Madregalia is a mix of singers, as well as recorder and viola da gamba consort musicians, from around Monterey Countywho enjoy getting together to sing and play madrigals and part songs from the Renaissance.
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 800 Cass Street in Monterey
Suggested donation $20, students free.
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