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Charpentier: Nativity Pastorale - San Francisco
Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 4:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, CA
Magnificat's artistic director Warren Stewart leads Magnificat in one of their most beloved programs, built around Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Nativity Pastorale. Written for the household of his patron Mademoiselle de Guise, the Pastorale sur la naissance de Nostre Seigneur is one of Charpentier's most brilliant and varied works, containing dialogues, ensembles, instrumental dances, and exquisite choral writing. The unifying force throughout is the composer's his technical mastery and imagination and his extreme sensitivity to the poetic imagery, which often reflects the rich tradition of French Christmas carols, or noëls. Magnificat's program will include Charpentier's settings of several of these noëls, that are, by turns, charming, poignant, and amusing. Don't miss Magnificat's exclusive appearance in the Bay Area this season!
Catherine Webster, soprano
Jennifer Paulino, soprano
Clara Rottsolk, soprano
Clifton Massey, countertenor
Paul Elliott, tenor
Peter Becker, bass
Vicki Boeckman, recorder
Louise Carslake, recorder
Rob Diggins, violin
Jolianne von Einem, violin
John Dornenburg, viola da gamba
Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord
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Magnificat Baroque Ensemble
Magnificat is an ensemble of voices and instruments under the direction of Warren Stewart that specializes in the music of the Early Baroque. For twenty years Magnificat has explored the emotionally charged music of the 17th Century, each season bringing together an assembly of internationally recognized musicians to present unique and innovative programs that engage the senses and inspire the imagination. Magnificat has offered audiences the chance to hear many significant works by well-known figures of the 17th Century while also uncovering forgotten masterpieces, including many modern premieres. With dramatic flair and sensitivity to historical perspective context, Magnificat imbues each concert with an infectious joy and a delight in musical make-believe.