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Christmas with Vox Fidelis**, December 19, 2009, 7:30 PM
St. Paul the Apostle, Highland Park, NJ

Please note:  This event has been rescheduled for January 16, 2010, owing to weather conditions.

Our program will explore the music of three composers from the early sixteenth century, including some of the most beautiful and reflective works written for the Advent/Christmas season.  Some of the pieces will be familiar favorites, such as In dulce jubilo and Joseph lieber, Joseph mein, and others will hopefully become new favorites, including the motet and mass setting, Pastores quidnam vidistis, based on the tales of shepherds as they returned from worshiping the Christ child.  The music selected for this evening offers a much needed respite of beauty and inspiration to round off anyone’s busy holiday season.   Come hear the music and the story of the Nativity.

  • Pastores quidnam vidistis (Clemens)
  • Missa Pastores quidnam vidistis (Clemens)
  • Joseph lieber, Joseph mein (H. Praetorius) 
  • In dulci iubilo (H. Praetorius) 
  • Ego flos campi (Clemens)

St. Paul The Apostle Church, 502 Raritan Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 7:30pm. Free-will offering.

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October 12 2014
Oct-12-2014
10th Anniversary of the Guild for Early Music partnering with the Grounds for Sculpture and WWFM.  For regular admission to the Grounds, enjoy an entire day of early music, with more than a dozen groups performing music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque.  Festivities start at 12:30 PM.
 
October 26 2014
Oct-26-2014
La Fiocco** presents Birds of a Feather, Virtuoso Recorder Music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and 21st Century.  Artistic director Lewis R. Baratz is joined by three outstanding young artist recorder players, Aik Shin Tan, Andrew Broadwater, and 17-year-old Piffaro and international recorder competition winner Martin Bernstein. 

Also performing on the program are Ann Bies, a Philadelphia-based recorder player, Lynn Fergusson, Benjamin Berman, John Armato, and John Orluk, performing on viola da gamba, harpsichord, lute, theorbo, cittern, and baroque guitar. 

Works by Henry VIII, Dowland, Trabaci, van Eyck, Telemann, and contemporary prize-winning recorder composer Glen Shannon. 

Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury (New Hope), PA.  $25, $10 students.  For more information, contact info@lafiocco.org. Visit lafiocco.org.

**La Fiocco is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

 
October 31 2014
Oct-31-2014
Friday, October 31, 2014, 8PM: De Profundis: In the Shadow of Death.  Funeral music by German baroque composer Johann Rosenmüller (1619-1684)

“Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.” - Sir Thomas Browne

Trinity Church, Princeton 33 Mercer Street Princeton, NJ 08540

Johann Rosenmüller has come to the forefront of attention in recent years as a composer of remarkable musical depth and talent. His ability to create both intense vocal drama is equaled by his expressive string writing. In his larger monumental settings of psalms he combines the spatial sensitivity of Monteverdi with the virtuosic string ensemble music of the second half of the 17th century, foreshadowing the sacred music of Bach. His smaller cantatas are gems of text painting and expressive string writing. In the 21st century, audiences are finally beginning to discover the mid-baroque repertoire and the masterpieces of this exceptionally superb composer.

**ARTEK is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music