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20-Dec-2008
Piffaro at St. Mark's Episcopal
December 20, 2008, 8:00 PM

In many rural cathedrals of 16th century France, a midnight mass on Christmas eve was a joyous celebration filled with music, dance and theater. Parishioners heard not only sacred chant and polyphony, but also the rustic texts and tunes of French Noëls

A 16th century manuscript of these old texts, housed in the Rare Book Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia, will be our source for these Noëls, and the Missa Voulant honneur by Claudin de Sermisy, based on a French chanson, will provide the framework of the program. The manscript’s illustrations of dancing peasants, musicians playing shawms, recorders, hurdy-gurdy and the like, even featuring a bagpipe playing pig and a dancing dog, will also play an important role.

Piffaro members, together with guest artists soprano Laura Heimes and tenor Philip Anderson, will be joined by actors Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, who will help bring the characters from this manuscript alive.

December 20, 2008, 8:00 PM
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
1625 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Ticket prices for this season are:
$35 Preferred Seating
$30 Preferred, Senior Discount
$30 General Seating
$25 General, Senior Discount
$15 Students

For additional information, visit www.piffaro.org.

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June 05 2016
Jun-05-2016
Les Agrements de Musique
Sunday, June 5th, 2016, at 4PM, the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration presents Les Agréments de musique** in a program of French Baroque Music featuring works by Lully, Dieupart, Marais, Campra and François Couperin among others. General admission tickets are $20.00, $15.00 for Seniors/Students.  The Church is located at 6900 Stenton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19150. 

Minju Lee - Harpsichord
John Burkhalter - Recorders

For further information, call 215-247-2561 or visit uurestoration.us

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music