Music at St James’ is pleased to respond to the overwhelming reception it received in 2015 by inviting Australian Baroque Brass to return to perform Praetorius’ sumptuous Christmas Mass with The Choir of St James’.
Directed by John Foster and inspired by Paul McCreesh’s award-winning reconstruction of the Lutheran Christmas Mass. This vivid composite work is transporting with its grandiose and buoyant mix of motets, rousing congregational hymns for the audience to participate in, plainchant, and interludes played on period instruments.
Complementing Michael Praetorius’ mass is music by Monteverdi, Hassler and Martin Luther, Schein, Scheidt and Weckmann.
This festival of early music encapsulates the joyous Christmas spirit and is not to be missed.
The Friends of Music at St James’ Christmas Party follows the concert, at which patrons can sign-up for membership and subscribe to the 2019 concert season.