A Mediterranean Christmas by The Boston Camerata

December 1, 2015 | By FRENCH CULTURE BOSTON

This Christmas narrative will be retold using songs, chants, and instrumental pieces from the countries of the Mediterranean basin: Spain, Italy, and southern France, as well as north Africa and the Holy Land. Works are drawn from medieval manuscripts and more recent, though still archaic, folklore and oral traditions. The performance will feature voices, early instruments of Europe and the Middle East, and readings of the Christmas story. 

The Boston Camerata  will be joined by SHARQ Arabic Ensemble.

The Boston Camerata includes:
Anne Azéma – voice, hurdy-gurdy
Director Camila Parias – voice
Deborah Rentz-Moore – voice
Steven Lundahl – brass, recorder
Karim Nagi – percussion, voice
Boujemaa Ragui – oud, ney, voice, percussion
Mehmet Sanlikol – voice, oud
Beth Bahia Cohen – vielle

This performance will take place on several occasions:

Friday, December 18th at 8pm
Hancock United Church of Christ
1912 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

Saturday, December 19th at 8pm
First Parish Church of Newbury
20 High Rd, Newbury, MA

Sunday, December 20th at 3pm
Union College

Schenectady, NY

Monday, December 21st at 8pm
First Church in Cambridge
11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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