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Early Music Missouri presents “Messe de minuit pour Noël: Music for the Season by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

December 3 @ 3:00 pm

Early Music Missouri’s 2023 Holiday Program features a vocal ensemble and chamber orchestra performing sacred music of the season by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. EMMo offers Charpentier’s best known music for the Christmas season including the “Messe de minuit pour Noël,” a mass based on French Christmas songs and his instrumental setting of these same traditional tunes, “Noëls sur les instruments.” The program opens with Charpentier’s “Magnificat a 3 voix,” the popular chaconne for three voices and violins and also includes a Christmas cantata, the charming “In Nativitatem” H.414.

While EMMo’s concerts typically feature small chamber ensembles, this special concert features eight of the area’s finest singers and an instrumental ensemble of Baroque strings, recorders, organ, Baroque guitars and theorbo.

Early Music Missouri presents all of its Mainstage Concert at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in St. Louis, a beautiful venue with an acoustic ideally suited to such intimate music. Parking is free and the venue has reserved parking and ramps for listeners needing special access accommodations. Early Music Missouri’s 2023-2024 season is supported by a generous grant from the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.

Admission is $20 at the door with discounts for students.

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