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21-Dec-2008
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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September 18 2016
Sep-18-2016
4th Annual La Fiocco Benefit: Back by Popular Demand: An English Country Dance, with dance instructor Sue Dupre. Sunday, September 18, 2016

Doors open at 1:30 PM.  Music & dancing start at 2 PM.  The Barn at 82 Tory Road, Pipersville, PA (near Doylestown, PA).

$60 per guest ($35 tax deductible).Click here to download our ticket form or Click here to reserve tickets online (small service fee applies). For more information, visit us as lafiocco.org or contact us at info@lafiocco.org. 

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music