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Piffaro in Wilmington, DE
December 21, 2008, 4:00 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 manuscript’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 21, 2008, 4:00 PM
Sts Andrew and Matthew Church
8th and Shipley St., Wilmington, DE

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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August 24 2014
Aug-24-2014
La Fiocco** will be performing a program of music popular in London & Philadelphia at the heyday of the Laurel Hill Mansion, one of the lovely historic homes in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.  The program includes music of Arcangelo Corelli, George Frideric Handel, William Felton, William Boyce, Thomas Arne, Joseph Haydn, and selections of American music from sources around 1800 preserved in a private collection.  All seats $25.  Due to limited seating at this historic mansion, please call (215) 235-1776 to reserve tickets. 

Laurel Hill Mansion, East Edgley Drive, East Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA  19121.


For more information on this concert and Laurel Hill Mansion's other Summer 2014 concerts, visit laurelhillmansion.org

Rebecca Stuhr, baroque flute
Elissa Wagman, baroque flute
Lynn Fergusson, baroque cello
Lewis R. Baratz, harpsichord & fortepiano


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


**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music